Family planning training for Isabel nurses

A ONE-WEEK training on family planning for nurses in Isabel Province ended at provincial capital Buala, Friday. The training was facilitated by the United Nation Funds for Population Activities (UNFPA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health’s reproductive health division. About16 nurses participated in the training, conducted to help equip participants with family planning methods…

Lau lagoons hit by diarrhea outbreak

THE diarrhea outbreak announced by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services last week has taken its toll on those residing on the artificial islands in the Lau Lagoons of Malaita. Famous for its more than a hundred man-made islands and mostly fishing expert inhabitants, the region has also been one of the most heavily…

All set for Financial Inclusion Expo 2014

PREPARATIONS towards the much awaited Financial Inclusion Expo next week are well underway and all the major financial institutions in the country have now confirmed their participation. The Expo will be the first ever to be held in the country and will be covered over a two day period on the 20th and 21st June…

Nation to benefit from EU funding

SOLOMON Islands is among 14 other pacific island countries to benefit from the latest 18.64 million Euros funding from the European Union. The funding, which was made available under the EU EDF 10 Regional Envelope, will assist Pacific ACP(PACP) countries to implement climate change adaptation and sustainable energy projects on the ground. The funding will…

Want to win an Inner Circle ticket?

A COMPETITION to win a ticket to watch the Jamaica reggae band Inner Circle live on stage is now happening at Heritage Park Hotel facebook page. Heritage Park Hotel is giving anyone the chance to win a ticket to see the band performing live on stage for the first in the Solomon Islands at their…

Mala women take up basic cooking training

LOCAL business women in various parts of Malaita Province yesterday started a three day basic cooking training in the provincial capital of Auki. The training, which aims at empowering local business women with new knowledge and skill in basic cooking, is an initiative by the Malaita Provincial Government under the Malaita Provincial Women’s Association (Division).…

Missionaries leave to serve in Vanuatu

TWO local young men, Daniel Dafolo and Rommy Oli, left Honiara on 3 June to serve missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes known as the Mormon or LDS Church). Dafolo, 22 years of age, and Oli, age 21, have served in various Church assignments over the past years as they…

Forestry training for Makira

HOW to best manage Solomon Islands’ forests was the focus for 24 landholders at the recent Sustainable Forest Management & Certification Workshop at Kirakira, of Makira/Ulawa province. The workshop was funded by the Ministry of Forestry and Research through Utilization division, and was coordinated by Chief Forester Miss Stephanie Rikoi of Utilization Division. Positive comments…

Premier Beu Commends NCRA

TEMOTU premier Fr Brown Beu has commended the national government for its commitment to developing his province. He uttered this at his province’s second appointed celebration at provincial capital Lata, yesterday. “I sincerely wish to acknowledge the national government for its positive presence in our province through the number of non-devolved functions carried out by…