Byrne to walk to Guale’s W’coast

Australian High Commissioner Andrew Byrne and his wife Dawn Bennett will go “Wakabaot lo Weathercoast” on Monday.  They will be joined by Ben O’Reilly, Tanya Morjanoff and WO Gary Fuss, also from the Australian High Commission. The group will start in Marau and travel by boat before walking across mountains to visit remote communities on…

Villagers benefit from US funding agency

The Gwaunafau Community Development Association (GCDA) in East Malaita had received a total of around $36,000 funding assistance from the Global Greengrants fund in June 2014. The Global Greengrants fund is an international donor organisation based in USA and it can provide assistance to rural communities in Biodiversity conservation, Climate change and/or food security. The…

Peace building seminar ends in Auki

A peace building and conflict analysis training ended on Friday in Auki with participants issued with certificates. More than 40 participants attended the training, which was supported by the Human Security Initiative for tensions Reduction, Reconciliation and Rehabilitation Project. Facilitator Paulo Baleinakorodwa encouraged participants to go back to their communities share their newly acquired knowledge…

Seminar looks at climate change plan for Honiara

A two-day urban resilience and climate adaptation forum, sponsored by UN-Habitat and facilitated by scientific experts from RMIT University, Melbourne, was held at the Commonwealth Youth Programme Conference Centre, Panatina, on the 4th and 5th of August. Professor Darryn McEvoy, leader of the Climate Change Adaptation Program at RMIT University, says that “the event provided…

Sogavare hails Pacific Partnership program

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has commended the Pacific Partnership 2015, describing it as a building block between United States of America and Solomon Islands. He said the partnership is a strong relationship built from history since the World War II in 1942. “I fully agree with remarks made under the Pacific Partnership 2015,” Sogavare said,…

Accused chooses not to take pleas

THE former correctional service officer facing multiple fraud cases involving more than $100,000 did not take his pleas on Friday. Don Lisi Talu did not want to enter his pleas without his lawyer. He told the court he wants to talk to his lawyer first before entering his plea. The accused appeared in the Honiara…