Youths need to build peace here

PEACE cannot be achieved without the participation of young women and men, a peace-building workshop was told on Thursday. Statesman, former politician, and former Speaker of Parliament Sir Paul Tovua was opening the half-day UN Peacebuilding Programme, ‘Supporting Peaceful and Inclusive Transition in Solomon Islands’, in Honiara yesterday. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organised…

CEF training ends

ABOUT 40 Sunday School teachers from the South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) in the West Kwara’ae Association 3, recently completed a seminar on Child Evangelism Fellowship training. The week-long training whichwas held at Busurata SSEC church was aimed to equip all Sunday school teachers in the association and to train them on how to teach…

Taiwan farm offer discussed

A PROPOSITION for the Taiwanese Government to send a technical expert to Solomon Islands to assist in organizing local farmers to go into commercial farming was discussed in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung on Wednesday. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation currently on a state visit to Taiwan discussed the proposition when they met…

PM visits Taiwan’s SEZs

AS part of Government’s move to start introducing the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) concept to stimulate economic growth, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation toured the Kaohsiung Export Processing Zone (KEPZ) this week. The delegation is on an eight day visit in Taiwan. The visit was organised to allow the Prime Minister Sogavare and…

Insurance law under review

THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in partnership with the UNCDF/UNDP Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) is undertaking a comprehensive review of the current Insurance legislation in the country. A statement from CBSI said the objective of this review exercise is to draft a new Insurance Act that will bring Solomon Islands up to…

Local raises $1k for Winston victims

SOLOMON Islands walkathon star in Fiji Randy Chite has donated FJD$1,633.91for the victims of the devastating tropical Cyclone Winston to the Fiji Red Cross Society in a ceremony on Thursday. The 22-year old student at the University of South Pacific (USP) collected the money when embarking on a lone walk around Viti Levu, to raise…

Raramo: Rise up Malaita

THE Vice Chairman for ‘Malaitans for Malaita Initiatives’ through the National Malaita Fundraising Committee (NMFC) Redley Raramo has revealed that his committee is organizing a special event on the Malaita Second-appointed day to be held on August 15, 2016 here in Honiara. The theme for the celebration is ‘Rise up Malaita’. This theme is in…

Gov’t urged to compensate victims

THE GOVERNMENT is urged to pay compensation to the children, women and men of South Guadalcanal who came under fire from the patrol boat owned by the state between the years 2001 and 2002. Provincial Member for Vatukulau Ward in South Guadalcanal, Rollen Seleso, made the call, Thursday. “I was amongst the people at Veramogho…