Wale slams politicians

Member of Parliament (MP) for Aoke-Langalanga Mathew Wale has lashed out at the country’s Parliamentarians who have bowed down to Fiji’s economic interests when the issue of West Papua was brought up at the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) meetings. Speaking in Parliament last week, Wale said Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela was wrong to have apologised…

PM says PAC has enough time

Prime Minister (PM) Rick Houenipwela says the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has enough time to look into the budget before parliament resume meeting on 19th of March this month. He said this following suggestions from members of PAC to adjourn parliament to 26th of March to allow PAC more time to look into the budget,…

Initiative to boost Govt communications lauded

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) has applauded the Government’s network program for the media, public relations and information departments of the public sector – a workshop designed to improve the government’s communications strategy. SICCI CEO Dennis Meone made the remarks after attending the first of its kind “Inter Government Networking Workshop” organised…

Govt communication officers end training

Special Secretary to Prime Minister (SSPM) John Muria Junior congratulates the government communication officers for successfully attending a three days Inter-Government Information Networking workshop on Friday. The workshop was part of the Prime Minister’s initiative to strengthen the Government communication in all ministries. Mr Muria believes that after the workshop the communication officers will be…

Milestone for Malaita as new women’s policy launched

Malaita Women’s Empowerment and Development Policy (MWEP) was unveiled on International Women’s Day at an event held in the provincial capital, Auki with a call for gender justice, equality, integration, inclusiveness and shared responsibility for sustainable development in the country. Developed through a consultative process and coordinated by the Ministry of Women, Youths, Children and…

Vendors urged to do savings

LIKE most organizations which encourages their members to practise savings for the future, Auki Market Vendors Association in Malaita province is also encouraging women to save money for their future benefit. Saving money can help you become financially secure and provide a safety net in case of an emergency. “Here are a few reasons why…

Celebrating women’s achievements

This is the speech delivered by Casper Fa’asala, the Acting General Secretary of the National Council of Women to mark International Women’s Day.       GOOD afternoon and a Very Happy Women’s Day to All CSO Male and Female Champions. It is indeed an honour and a privilege for me to be with you…

Traffic – way forward

  Dear Editor – Allow me a space in your newspaper to say about the above caption. Honiara City is known for its traffic flow problem regionally and it has been a liability to every stakeholder.  This issue needs to be addressed by every stakeholders rather than just putting the blame on The Ministry of…

A situation that must be addressed

The country’s rate of unemployment appeared to have gone through the roof. Just take a walk along the main Honiara streets during a day and you’ll realise this. Lots of people – both adults and youth – are roaming the streets doing nothing. You see them sitting along the pavements, around betel nut stalls, and…