Solomon Water, stakeholders enter dialogue

SOLOMON Water on Monday held a meeting with its stakeholders in Auki, Malaita Province, to update them of the latest in the Auki Water Supply upgrade project.  The meeting allows the opportunity for stakeholders to learn more about the upgrade project which includes 1km pipeline replacement.  The meeting also permits time for Solomon Water to hear…

Coronavirus could affect tourism sector

SOLOMON Islands tourism sector will be certainly hit hard if the coronavirus (2019-nCov) crisis continues. “It will cause unprecedented damage to tourism businesses,” says Tourism Solomon Islands Chief Executive Officer Josefa Tuamoto. Speaking to this paper, Mr. Tuamoto said for the Solomon Islands the situation is very fluid at the moment. When asked if they…

Eatery owners urged to train their guards

OWNERS and management of hotels, restaurants, and eateries in Honiara are called upon to train their security guards to be sensitive to different groups of people especially Solomon Islands women and men who visit their establishments to meet or eat. The call comes from the Women’s Rights Action Movement or WRAM which had been approached…

WOMEN MARK BIG DAY HERE

International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020 was successfully celebrated in Honiara at the HCC area, Monday.  It originally falls on Sunday 8th March 2020 but was moved to be celebrated on Monday. International Women’s Day is an event celebrated worldwide. This is an opportunity for women to come together and be recognized, to highlight their positive…

IWD 2020

Dear Editor – I would like to pay tribute to our ladies.  A lady by her lifestyle. Not just a woman but a lady. A lady is a woman, but not all women are ladies. She’s made a woman by birth, but become a lady by her lifestyle. She’s refined, polished and well-spoken. She’s respectable, classy…

Eradicating malaria 

Dear Editor – When Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare met with his Papua New Guinea counterpart, the Hon James Marape recently in Honiara the pair talked about the need to eradicate malaria which affects both Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. Malaria is a debilitating sickness that can make strong, healthy adults bedridden for weeks and…

Call for logging company to halt operation

A CHIEF from Pawo Village in Malango, Central Guadalcanal has called on responsible authorities to advise Galego Resource Limited, a logging company operating at upstream Lungga River to halt its operation. Chief William Honi told this paper that the company has been operating without the consent of the communities of Malango ward especially the Betiloga…