SOSAI, SICCI engage in job workshop

Twenty five members of the Sons of Solomon Association International (SOSAI) completed a one-day workshop at the Heritage Park Hotel last week. The workshop was aimed to formulate a policy that would govern how the organisation would address unemployment through increasing employment opportunities. It carried the theme, “Articulating a new policy framework for increasing employment…

Improved services for people with disabilities discussed

CONSULTATIONS to enhance the Disability Mainstreaming Framework concludes on Tuesday. Ministry of Health and Medical Services acting director of Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Division Elsie Taloafiri said all input from this consultation programme will be followed with further consultations. Ms Taloafiri said these consultations will assist in the development of the Disability Mainstreaming Framework Guideline – a…

GP women policy doc launch

THE Guadalcanal Provincial Women’s Policy Document will be launched on Wednesday. Guadalcanal Province Minister for Women, Youth and Sports Patrick Koeolia previously told this paper that the policy document will help enforce and empower women and young girls’ participation in Guadalcanal. Mr Koeolia said the policy document focused on gender equality and equal participation in…

Bishop reaffirms Aust-SI ties

AUSTRALIA Foreign Affairs Minister, Julie Bishop has reiterated her country’s commitment under the bilateral ties with Solomon Islands on Tuesday. Bishop, who led a all-female delegation on her fourth visit to Honiara yesterday, said Australia and Solomon Islands are friends, neigbours and partners. She told the media that this is being demonstrated by historical connections…

Miss Solomon shares pageant experience

THE reigning Miss Solomon Islands Camilla Grossmith says her recent journey in the Miss South Pacific Pageant was a very good experience. Camilla created history by placing Solomon Islands on the second runner up position, moving one place up from the previous country record. Speaking to the Solomon Star in Nadi last night, she said…

CDOs urged to perform

Constituency Development Officers (CDO) have encouraged to carry out their mandated duties. Permanent secretary to the Ministry of Rural Development Selina Boso made the statement during the CDO’s annual review on MOnday at the Mendana Hotel. The CDOs are currently here in Honiara for the two days review. “I encouraged your commitment to ensure your…

Bishop here today

Julie Bishop Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister is visiting the country on Tuesday. While in Honiara, the Australian delegation will meet with the country’s Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his Cabinet Ministers during a roundtable bilateral discussion. Its understood the RAMSI draw down strategy is expected to be discussed. Following the discussion a press conference with…