Ghizo island chief & elders association formed

A new chapter was rewritten for Ghizo Island communities following the full and unanimous acceptance of a formal association of community leaders on Ghizo Island at the end of a three-day workshop on community governance and traditional structure, held in Bibolo Village, West Ghizo. Coordinated, organized and financed by the Ministry of National Unity Reconciliation…

Premier says planning vital for G-Province

AS Guadalcanal is one of the fastest growing provinces in terms of population, planning is important, Guadalcanal premier Anthony Veke said. Speaking during the province’s commemoration of her second appointed day last Friday, Mr Veke said the province’s population now stands at about 90,000. “As such, the burden now is on the provincial government to…

Maelanga lauds Guadalcanal leaders

GUADALCANAL Province has been our economic hub where most of the economic activities and business houses operate. ‘And for most of us, we are fortunate and privileged to call it (Guadalcanal) our home.” Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga delivered the remarks during the celebration of Guadalcanal second appointed day last Friday. Mr Maelanga acknowledged the…

Peace, Unity emphasized during GP day

MINISTER for Provincial Government Silas Tausinga said peace and unity are two elements needed to progress prosperity in the country. While congratulating Guadalcanal Province during the commemoration of Guadalcanal Province’s second appointed day at the Don Bosco Institute last Friday, Mr Tausinga said underlined the importance of working together for the betterment of Guadalcanal as…

SIDT prepares for pre-election outreach

Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) is preparing to engage in a nation-wide pre-election awareness and voter education throughout the country next week. The awareness program is a project initiated by SIDT and funded by European Union with the help of Development Service Exchange (DSE) and Royal Solomon Islands police force (RSIPF). The project aims to…

FFA hails new Forum SG

HONIARA-BASED Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has congratulated the incoming Secretary General to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Dame Meg Taylor, and honoured the contribution and leadership of outgoing SG, Tuiloma Neroni Slade. The outgoing SG ends a six-year term as he coordinates his final annual Pacific Islands Forum Leaders summit in Koror, Palau.…

Accountant institute launches first seminar

The Institute of Solomon Islands Accountants (ISIA) launched its inaugural seminar on technical accounting methods and standards for its members on Thursday. This was the first seminar in a planned series aimed at developing the professionalism of the Institute. The President of the Institute, Smiley Giobauta, told his members that the Institute was putting in…

Solomons fail to secure support for candidate

SOLOMON Islands fell short in its bid to get Dr Jimmy Rodgers to head the region’s leading organisation, the Fiji-based Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. Pacific Islands leaders meeting in Palau instead selected Papua New Guinea’s Dame Meg Taylor for the top job. Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo had been pushing hard for Dr Rodgers to…

PM flies out to Indonesia

PRIME Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo left Palau Thursday night after his bid to get Dr Jimmy Rodgers to lead the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat failed. He was accompanied by a few of his officials while his special secretary Dr Philip Tagini was left behind to assist other officials during Friday’s post forum dialogue sessions. Mr…