SIPHRAA slams eviction notice

Solomon Islands Peoples Human Rights Advocacy Association (SIPHRAA) has called on Levers Solomon Ltd (LSL) and Levukal Trust Board (Inc) to settle the redundancy and entitlement claims of non-striking workers of Russell Islands Plantation Estate Limited (RIPEL), before issuing any eviction notice. Speaking to the Solomon Star in response to an eviction notice issued by…

Fugui urged authorities to implement the plan

MINISTER for Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD), John Moffat Fugui has urged education authorities, stakeholders, communities and parents that they have equal roles to play. Mr Fugui said that government will provide direction and assistance to progress education as desired. “To progress education desire and visions, the document also rests on school…

Fugui: Quality education is our business

THE Minister for Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) John Moffat Fugui says that an availing quality educational opportunity is everyone’s business. He was speaking during the launch of the country’s 15 years Education Strategic Framework (ESF) and five National Education Action Plan (NEAP) in Honiara on Friday. “Availing quality educational opportunities are…

Women encouraged to join workers’ scheme

WOMEN are encouraged to join the seasonal workers scheme currently offered by Australia and New Zealand. The encouragement came from Harriet Sale from Gold Ridge area in central Guadalcanal. Ms Sale has been on the scheme on three consecutive terms. She told Vois Blo Mere Solomons that picking apples in New Zealand is very profitable…

PSDI says more women needed in local economy

PACIFIC Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) wants to see more women participate in the formal economy in Solomon Islands. This came after women have faced customary barriers to speak in public, participate in committee and political process and find it hard to get loans from banks to start business. Vijaya Nagarajan, gender specialist of Asian…

Marist Society welcomes new member

Marist society of Saint Mary parish Tanahai east of Honiara held a special Eucharistic celebration to welcome one of their members as he made his perpetual profession at Tanahai chapel on Sunday. He is Brother Humphrey Karua from Hunanavo village in the Southern region of Malaita province. He is the third born in the family…

New bank recruitment drive starts

THE country’s soon to be established commercial bank – The BRED bank has kicked off its recruitment drive to employ new staff. In a public advertisement which had been made public, the bank is seeking qualified and qualified professional for a number of position which has now become available. BRED bank has recently acquired a…

Chief applauded the work of media

A chief from Isunavutu community in South Guadalcanal has applauded the work of the mainstream media in keeping the remote settlers of the country inform on national issues and its vital role in driving development in rural areas. Speaking at his home village to the Northwest Guadalcanal Solomon Star correspondent John Toki, Sotere Ria said…

Movick acknowledges Pacific Judges

Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Director General James Movick thanked the judges from various pacific countries attending the FFA Judicial Conference in Honiara on Monday, assuring their participation will help to develop suitable legislation for sustainable ocean governance. He thanked the Solomon Islands Government and the country’s Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer for his acceptance to…