Community leaders thank RAMSI

Chiefs, church, women and youth leaders from communities in and around Honiara have conveyed their deep appreciation for the efforts of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) to return peace and stability to the country over the past 14 years. The more than 40 community leaders were attending a meeting organised by the…

Local trade officials get Fiji training

FOUR officials from the Solomon Islands Government have completed capacity building exchange with a number of Fiji agencies handling trade and trade-related issues. The 10-day Peer Learning on Trade Data for Solomon Islands Trade officials concluded on Friday in Suva. Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Fiji, Patterson Oti said trade policy and development needed to…

Liwe Trust Board applauds gov’t

LIWE Landowners Trust Board (LLTB) has applauded the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) for its willingness to assist them in implementing the projects planned for their 74.27 hectares registered land. Speaking to the Solomon Star, trust board chairman Walter Hoenihoula said his people and the entire province of Malaita are very happy to see…

Women to mark big day

WOMEN in the country will celebrate International Women’s Day Wednesday next week. The theme for this year’s event is, “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. According to a United Nations report, International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts…

Disaster response call

STAKEHOLDERS in the country are urged to work according to one plan of operation whenever a disaster strikes in the future. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Disaster Management (MECDM) Dr Melchior Mataki in his address to open the “Lessons Learned Workshop- Makira Earthquake”  at the Honiara Hotel conference room pointed…

Lawyer to seek bail

ANOTHER bail application will be made anytime soon for the three young men accused of attacking another man last month at Lunga. Lazarus Kwaiga of L & L Lawyers put the court and prosecution on notice, Friday of the intended bail application for William Ghiro, 18, Hensley Ghiro, 18, and John Areni, 25. He said…