SIPPA workers end training

SOLOMON Islands planned parenthood association (SIPPA) workers have ended their three days training yesterday. This was in preparation for any disaster that may arise in the future. The training covered medical care, mental care and physical support for survivors and sexual violence during future crisis. It was aimed to assist participants to increase their knowledge…

Leaders agree to advocate in communities

CHIEFS and church leaders from various provinces last Thursday agree to actively support adolescent health programs for young people in communities. They pledged to mobilise the programs during they discuss during an Adolescent Health Development conference organised last week. A church leader, Pastor George Auna said during their discussion in a Health Development Conference held…

SIBC to have Climate and Disaster Resilience plan

SOLOMON Islands Broadcasting Corporation (SIBC) is one of eight national broadcast stations in the Pacific that will have Climate and Disaster Resilience Plans developed by April 2015.  A new project will help broadcast stations strengthen their ability to provide quality and timely information without fail. This timely communication will enable communities to prepare and respond…

JICA explains loan scheme

JAPAN yesterday explained its ODA (Overseas Development Assistance) loan scheme to key government representatives in Honiara. This was during a half-day seminar Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) conducted for local government reps. While Japan is one of the main donors here, it also lends out money to developing countries on very low interest rates, long-term…

Last show this Friday

The G’day Solomon Islands Film Festival ends tomorrow with the last film ‘Bran Nue Dae’.  Mr Andrew Byrne Australian High Commissioner said the High Commission had been pleased to provide this unique cinema experience to hundreds of Honiara residents and encouraged everyone to come and enjoy the final showing for this year’s Film Festival. “Bran…

Call to increase support for ECE

PUTTING more emphasis on Early Childhood Teachers (ECE) is what Honiara Council City (HCC) education authority needs to consider. These were the words of Mbokonavera early childhood education supervisor Meleina Palmer at the closing a three day workshop on integrated yearly planning at the Honiara city council ECE centre near the national library yesterday. Ms…

PM commends NZ Gov’t

The Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has commended the New Zealand (NZ) government for its prompt positive response for the provision of the new Bailey bridge to replace the old Mataniko bridge. He was speaking during the official opening of the new Bailey bridge on Friday. PM Lilo said that the government of Solomon Islands…