Mother: Prioritise development in rural areas

THE government needs to redirect much needed economic development activities to rural centres in Solomon Islands, says a Malaitan woman Maria Teikui. Mrs Teikui stated this, as the country commemorate the 40th years of independence last week, in Honiara. She suggested that Solomon Islands is now a mature country in the pacific and should be…

ACOM students’ program start today

  MORE than 2000 students from schools, training centres and colleges operated under the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) will kick off their week-long program starting on Monday. The official opening of the event was conducted yesterday at the St Barnabas Cathedral despite the rain experienced in Honiara. ACOM education secretary Desmond Waita told the…

Koela women end training

More than 30 women from Koela village in South Savo have successfully completed a two days training on Financial Literacy, last week. Report reaching Sunday star said they also set up a Koela Women’s Savings Club last week. Savo is an Island closest to the capital city, but access to financial institutions are lacking for…

Double degree for young Irene

Barbara Irene Tatahu has made a big catch in her education journey after graduating with two degrees from the University of Goroka (UOG) this year. The 35-year-old Tatahu was one of the local students who graduated from the UOG open campus in Honiara recently, with a Bachelor Degree in Education and Management. There were more…

Journalism student gets media internship award

A final year journalism student studying at USP, Laucala Campus in Suva, Fiji, has received an award to participate in a three week media internship program in Auckland New Zealand. Elizabeth Osifelo who is also the President of Journalism Student Association said she is very excited about the opportunity. She said such opportunity will help…

Women learn from Practice Parliament

ABOUT 50 enthusiastic women across the eight provinces who met as strangers but now leave the Capital more enthused and empowered to participate as candidates in any general election following the fourth Practice Parliament for Women. The exercise was primarily targeted at women who were considering standing for the National Elections or local elections, women…

HOH plans to render more support

HEARTS of Hope (HOH) charitable organization is expected to deliver more charitable support to other rural communities in Malaita province. This was highlighted by HOH president Janet Aihari during the handing over of shirts and caps to 40 available babies at Auki clinic last week. Mrs Aihari said at the moment, HOH is working toward…

Jahboy to join One Love Fest

JAHBOY has created history for Solomon Islands becoming the first Solomon Islander artist to be recognised and invited to the ‘One Love Festival’ in Tauranga, New Zealand. New Zealand’s premiere celebration of roots, rock and reggae festival ‘One Love’ is New Zealand’s most vibrant and popular summer festival. Sharing the exciting news to the media, Jahboy…

HOH dresses up 40 babies

HEARTS of Hope (HOH) charitable Organization in Malaita has dressed 40 babies with shirts and caps at Auki clinic, Thursday. The assistance is of the charity group’s support to elderly people and orphans in Malaita province. Most of the children who received the shirts and caps are from rural communities around Auki area. Speaking to…

New lady MP shares experience

THE newest daughter of the national house is not taking a moment to rest. Following her recent landslide victory in the Gizo Kolombangara constituency, newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) Lanelle Tanangada is making sure her short term counts. “I have so much to read and learn and so much to do, before parliament even…