Forum on child labour and trafficking opens

REPRESENTATIVES of government, non-government organisations, and the private sector are attending a workshop on child labour and trafficking, which will end today in Honiara. The three-day forum is being held at the Heritage Park Hotel, organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The forum aims to build the capacity of participants to understand child labour…

Business journos end training

The three days International Monetary Fund (IMF) supported business and economics training for media personnel around the region has concluded in Suva, yesterday. About 10 regional financial journalists attended the training, which covered issues related to how to cover a government budget, understanding central banks policies, writing better headlines, learning about economic jargons, interpreting reports…

Auki police enter day four of training

AUKI police in Malaita entered their fourth day of training yesterday in preparation of the upcoming national general elections. The training was conducted to equip officers with skills and knowledge to prepare for law and order situation that may arise during the elections. The training featured demonstrations on how to approach and disperse crowds in…

Island states told to press onward

Small Island Developing States(SIDS) have been told that there is no time to waste sitting back and wait but to focus and press forward to make their voices heard in addressing their issues in the UNSIDS conference next week. Speaking before Pacific journalists in Apia this week, the Director General of Secretariat to the Pacific…

Taiwanese to take plea next

THE Taiwanese national accused of trying to export millions of dollar worth of Tubi logs will enter his plea on September 10. This was after Crown Prosecutor Ricky Iomea on Wednesday informed the court the crown will proceed with the charge against Hsieh Chen Chin Fu. Fu is facing one count of attempted export of…

Gov’t grilled on missing Beche-de-mer

PM says the consignment should be destroyed THEIR arguments stop with the police. It is over a year now and police investigation into the controversial missing beche-de-mer consignment has not answered the many questions surrounding the saga. Even in parliament yesterday morning, the Minister of Fisheries and the Prime Minister dodged the many questions raised…

Five charged over Karaina arson

FIVE men have been arrested and charged for the recent riot and burning down of houses at Karaina Settlement at White River, West Honiara. A remand application was made on Saturday for David Dawea Lakwolly, Erick Domo, David Danny Rabei, John Metua and Gilbert Atisa Mweela in the Honiara Magistrate Court. The men aged between…

Church to conduct health forum

SOUTH Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) will be hosting a five-day community health development forum next week at Kobito, east Honiara. The forum will be opened by the church’s community health development team. Twenty participants from the church’s Honiara and Western regions are expected to attend. SSEC national coordinator of community health development Joash Indu said…