Parliament convenes next week

THE Parliament will convene on Monday 15th March from a long break with Governor General’s (GG) Speech known as the Speech from the Throne the top agenda. That’s according to the National Parliament Clerk’s office, Tuesday.  “Yes, the Parliament will convene next week at 10 am,” the Clerk confirmed. The Clerk further added that following…

MODEL HOUSES TO BE UNVEILED AT MAMARA-TASIVARONGO

In about two weeks’ time, the contractor of the Mamara New Capital City will unveil three different model houses for public display and viewing.  The unveiling of the houses will take place in a ground-breaking ceremony at the Mamara- Tasivarongo- Mavo development site. The model houses will represent the three different types of houses to…

Father behind bars for sexual assault 

A FATHER who sexually assaulted his 14-year-old daughter last year had been sentenced to three and a half years in jail. This was after the 47 year-old father pleaded guilty to one count of an indecent act with a child under 15 years of age and one count of incest. In sentencing the father, Principal Magistrate…

Top ESP projects on the move

National infrastructure projects funded under the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) program is making positive progress. The latest report gathered following inspection of the construction of the ramp at Kira Kira showed the ramp is more than 50 percent completion stage,  a statement from the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. According to the report, piling and…

Women leadership in COVID-19 

We need women’s representation that reflects all women and girls in all their diversity and abilities, and across all cultural, social, economic, and political situations. Minister for Ministry of Women Youth Children and Family Affairs Freda Rotutafi Rangirei made this profound statement when she delivered her official speech to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021…

PM applaud our women

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has commended all the women of Solomon Islands for their important roles in nation-building as they celebrate the 2021 International Women’s Day (IDA). Monday. In his fortnightly nationwide address statement, Sogavare said, the women of Solomon Islands contribute a great deal to the social, economic, cultural, and political developments in…

In Court with Assumpta

* One link Pacifica appealed magistrate’s bail ruling * Bail granted to 3 alleged gold robbers* Court dismisses Myanmar national’s application to be released One link Pacifica appealed magistrate’s bail ruling     One Link Pacifica director, Gerrad Tauohu had filed his appeal at the High Court against a magistrate’s ruling regarding his bail application that…

Gizo primary resumes classes for higher grades

GIZO Primary School in Western Province has resumed classes for grades 4, 5, and 6 last week. Their normal classes resumed on Thursday after approval was issued by the Western Provincial Health Environment Department. The school administration last week issued a public notice to all the parents and guardians in Gizo Town. Junior classes from…

Women urged to build strong network

HONIARA City Clerk Rence Sore encourages rural women to build a stronger network with stakeholders, government sectors, NGOs, and many more. He believes that if women build networks with these sectors it would promote their agendas.  He was speaking at the International Women’s Day celebration held at the Museum Auditorium, Monday.  “May I encourage you…