DCCG wants enhanced cooperation between SI, EU

The Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) is determined to ensure its relationship with the European Union (EU) flourishes with greater cooperation in governance, trade and development programmes. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare articulated this at the opening of the 6th European Union-Solomon Islands Enhanced Political Dialogue at the Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara yesterday. He…

PM chooses independence anniversary theme

As the country prepares to celebrate this year’s 38th Anniversary of Independence, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has chosen the theme for this year’s celebration which all citizens’ should reflect upon to move the country forward. The theme for this year is “Embracing Peace For Nation Building”.   The National Independence Organising Committee with support from the…

Local journo wins international award

A SOLOMON Islands journalist working for Radio New Zealand has won an international award for his coverage of Cyclone Pam, which struck Vanuatu in 2015. Koroi Hawkins received silver at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards announced in New York this week. He’s one of Radio New Zealand reporters winning an award. The quality…

A $90M deal sealed

THE Solomon Islands Government and the European Union have signed a $90 million Financing Agreement in Honiara on Wednesday to continue the second phase of Rural Development programme. Minister of Development Planning and Aid Coordination, Danny Philip and Leonidas Tezapsidis, EU Ambassador to Solomon Islands and Vanuatu have signed the agreement at the end of…

Kilusakwalo set to host youth convention

Kilusakwalo community in Auki Malaita is expected to be alive next week when the it hosted the South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) national youth convention. Participants are expected to arrive this week. The convention will be held from Sunday 26th June to to Sunday 3rd July. Participants from all over the country are expected to…

SI represented at RSE physician forum

Solomon Islands is being represented at a two day recognized Seasonal Employer (RSE) Panel Physician Forum currently underway in Nadi Fiji. Three doctors from the Family Medical Centre and the Honiara Private Medical Centre and two officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) are attending the Forum. With the theme “Healthy…

Women happy with Fathers ministry training

WOMEN of Susu village in east-central Guadalcanal say they are happy with the training conducted for fathers and husbands over the weekend. The women told Solomon Star’s Northwest Guadalcanal stringer John Toki that they believe their husbands will never be the same after again after undergoing the training. “Some of our fathers know little about…

Local pig farmers association to be formed

PLANS are well underway to establish a local pig farmers association in the Solomon Islands. Last Sunday, a large group of concerned pig farmers from Honiara, Guadalcanal, Malaita, and Makira have gathered at the Samsung Café at Kukum, to discuss the formation of the proposed Solomon Islands Pig Farmers Association (SIPFA). Reports reaching the Solomon…

Nihopara highlights tourism initiatives

THE occasion to mark Solomon Islands Tourism Industry Council (SITIC) Open Day in Honiara last week, gave the opportunity for members of the public to know some of the major tourism pledges that the government is currently working on. Andrew Nihopara, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism has highlighted these when…