Banana festival gets underway

The Kirakira township is buzzing with excitement  as the Makira banana festival kicked off yesterday. Hundreds of people from far and near turned out in numbers to witness the grand occasion. The highlight of the event was the float parade from the western end of the township where Makira premier Thomas Weape meets with the…

Activities planned for evacuation centres

Reproductive health (RH) workers are planning to organise activities at some of the existing evacuation centres in Honiara. This was agreed upon during their discussion last Wednesday. These activities and programs will feature family planning awareness, protection messages to avoid violence and abuse, life skill trainings and schools for young children. Ministry of health medical…

Buala/Haevo road project clarified

While Isabel Province is Celebrating its Second Appointed Day on 02ND June 2014, on the theme of “Living together in peace and Harmony. The people’s Right & Power Group of Maringe/Kokota Constituency of Isabel Province has strongly condemned a recent media statement claiming that the Buala/Haevo road project was an initiative by Honourable Varian Lonamei.…

Fr Beu unhappy with report

The Temotu provincial premier Fr Brown Beu has slammed the front article in this paper on Monday describing it as misleading and irresponsible reporting. The report stated he was unhappy with the unfulfilled promises by Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo on development plans for his province. Refuting the article, Fr Beu said the report was…

Solar photovoltaic training ends

The Solomon Islands National University’s (SINU) School of Technology and Maritime Studies, Institute of Technology in partnership with Arizona State University, College of Technology and Innovation last week conducted a solar photovoltaic training for qualified electricians. A statement from SINU said the course was designed to give the 29 participants who are all electricians the…

MSG Secretariat congratulates PIDF

The Director General of the Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat in Vanuatu, Mr Peter Forau welcomes the formal establishment of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) and looks forward to attending the 2nd PIDF Summit to be held at the Sheraton Fiji Resort, Denarau, Nadi, Fiji from 18 to 20 June 2014. He congratulated the Fiji…

ILO offers training to officers, inmates

The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Correctional Services Solomon Islands (CSSI) in Auki, Malaita province had successfully completed four days of community based entrepreneurs development (C-BED) training. This was delivered to to inmates and officers inside the Auki Correctional Centre, 27th to 30th May 2014. C-BED in Sshort is an innovative tool…

Vendors happy with market training

MORE than fifty nine (59) local women market vendors in and around Auki had nothing but praise toward the UN women’s market for change workshop held in Auki on Monday. The workshop was aimed at ensuring that public market areas are safe for all women vendors and also free from discrimination. Speaking on yesterday’s workshop…

Peace training described as worthwhile

Women participants at the five days transformational leadership and character education for peaceful co-existence training at Mendana Hotel last week described it as worthwhile. The training brought together rural women both from the post-conflicting provinces Malaita and Guadalcanal. Watson Puiahi founder and director of Ilukim Sustainability Solomon Islands facilitated the week long peace training with…