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…

More pest feat

Dear Editor – I wish to contribute on the very important above subject in alignment with the latest discovery which has prompted more fears and more worries now to the government’s Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB), and the Biosecurity Solomon Islands especially to the beloved island of Moe within the Russel Islands in the Central Islands…

Careless attitude

  Dear Editor – I think the above topic is not a new thing but I would like to share my opinion so that the public could rethink on how to behave and act when coming to rubbish disposal. Firstly, I would share what I had witnessed. The other day, I was travelling in a public bus…

The gov’t we need

IN almost 40 years of political independence, our collective and personal experience shows that a combination of naturally selfish human nature, easy access to unearned money, donors offering weakly administered external aid and the absence of any home-grown behavioral rules, definitely does not make for effective democratic government. At the same time, we have no…