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…

Biosecurity land sold

A piece of land that housed the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock’s (MAL) Biosecurity incinerator at Ranadi, East of Honiara has been sold off Honiara City Council (HCC) to an Asian without the ministry’s consent.  Having discovered the deal, MAL in a statement yesterday condemned the action in its strongest term. MAL found out that…

NO NEW COVID CASES

• Central Field Hospital now empty • PM hopes it stays that way   NO additional COVID-19 positive cases were registered as total cases for Solomon Island still remain at 18, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says yesterday. An elated Sogavare informed the nation that all 18 cases are now negative for COVID-19 and were released.…

USP 4th campus

Dear Editor – The fourth USP campus is seen as a very important government project in the Solomon Islands. A $15.4 million ADB concessional loan, together with an ADB-administered grant of $1.5 million from the Clean Energy Fund, will finance the new campus. The USP Honiara Campus will provide additional classrooms, an ICT studio, science…

Recognising our women

TODAY is International Women’s Day. It’s a day celebrated on March 8 worldwide to acknowledge the gains women have made over the years and to bring to light the issues many still face.  In Honiara and other provincial centres today, women’s groups have organised street parades to mark the day. The theme for this year’s…