SI big day celebrated in Wellington

Pan pipes, dancers, art, food and music filled the Wellington venue on Friday 18th July for the first official celebration of Solomon Islands National Day in Wellington, New Zealand. The first Solomon High Commissioner to New Zealand, Her Excellency Joy Kere hosted the independence anniversary celebrations. The gathering brought together local dignitaries, Solomon Islanders from…

Finance pressured to release funds

Renbel premier Lence Tango has been accused of pressurising the ministry of finance and treasury to release a sum of $20,000 to host the  Renbel  second appointed  in Bellona today. The amount was approved by the ministry of provincial government for the occasion. However it was revealed that following the approval Mr Tango went and…

PAP to introduce nationalization policy

The People’s Alliance Party (PAP) says an Alliance Party government will introduce a nationalization policy to empower Solomon Islanders to retake commerce from foreign hands. The idea of introducing the nationalization policy was discussed in great length at the party’s national convention in Honiara over the weekend. Speakers raised the concern that commerce in Solomon…

Empowering our future leaders

What a leader looks like and the importance of women’s political participation will be the focus on two events run by UN Women in Honiara this week in partnership with VOIS Blong Mere and US Embassy. Samoa’s Electoral Commissioner Papali’i Malietau Malietoa will take part in both the two-day Empowerment Series and a week-long Transformational…

Rotary team making sustainable developments in Munda region

Munda’s Helena Goldie Hospital and numerous schools in the Vona Vona and Roviana regions recently received an impressive facelift courtesy of a 26-person team of skilled Australian workers and donors. Early in July, members of Mackay and Rockhampton Rotary Clubs, in Queensland, Australia, arrived in Munda accompanied by two 20-fot shipping containers packed full of…

EU support to gender, good governance

EUROPEAN Union (EU) has been supporting Solomon Islands through the promotion of good governance and gender issues in the past years will continue to do so. The EU Attaché-Aid cooperation of EU to the Solomon Islands, Lorena Elvira Ayuso highlighted this yesterday at the start of the Transformational Leadership workshop which open in Honiara yesterday.…

No cardiovascular benefits of alcohol

The verdict is in: there are no health benefits to drinking alcohol. A European study of more than 260,000 individuals1 has found people who consumed lower amounts of alcohol or were non-drinkers had a more favourable cardiovascular profile and reduced risk of coronary heart disease. The findings of the study were published in the British…

Taiwanese volunteers here to promote health

FIVE medical students from Taiwan last week spent time at Visale community high school in North West Guadalcanal to conduct health promotional talks. The group included two boys and three females including their supervisor. Speaking on behalf of the team Zuyang Weing said their visitation was part of their visit program to Solomon Islands. She…