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…

Aqorau: ADB missed the point

AN Asian Development Bank report on Pacific island economies recognizes the Parties to the Nauru Agreement’s vessel day scheme (VDS) as “an outstanding global example of coastal states taking control of a fishery based on highly migratory stocks” that resulted in a more than tripling of revenue to PNA members from 2010 to 2014.   …

Betel-nut farmers call for respect

BETEL-NUT farmers who normally come to Honiara to sell their products are calling for respect to be exercised by their fellow clients in the various betel-nut markets in the city. This was after going through several harsh treatments by women vendors especially, to lower their selling prices for a single bag of betel-nut. They said…

New kindy centre, a success story

ITS a historical moment for Alynath Kindy Centre to host guests from the Australian Baptist Church recently. The Australians initiated the centre which now serves its three years of service in the country. The kindy centre is located along Gilbert Camp area, East Honiara. As such the centre was able to showcase to the guests…

Pacific Triathlon champ deferred

The Pacific Triathlon Championships have been pushed back to 3-4 September to make sure the PNG team can make it after recent political events in PNG triggered flight disruptions. A strong squad of triathletes from across PNG have been planning to come to battle it out with Fiji’s top athletes and our spirited Solomon Islands…