Pinto is New Sri Lankan Consul

THE Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka has a new Honorary Consul to Solomon Islands. He is Kutila Pinto. Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MAFET) Milner Tozaka formally accepted the appointment on Monday by officially presenting to Mr Kutila Pinto the instrument of Exequatur in compliance with Article 11 of the Vienna Convention…

SOSAI, SICCI engage in job workshop

Twenty five members of the Sons of Solomon Association International (SOSAI) completed a one-day workshop at the Heritage Park Hotel last week. The workshop was aimed to formulate a policy that would govern how the organisation would address unemployment through increasing employment opportunities. It carried the theme, “Articulating a new policy framework for increasing employment…

Improved services for people with disabilities discussed

CONSULTATIONS to enhance the Disability Mainstreaming Framework concludes on Tuesday. Ministry of Health and Medical Services acting director of Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Division Elsie Taloafiri said all input from this consultation programme will be followed with further consultations. Ms Taloafiri said these consultations will assist in the development of the Disability Mainstreaming Framework Guideline – a…

Bishop reaffirms Aust-SI ties

AUSTRALIA Foreign Affairs Minister, Julie Bishop has reiterated her country’s commitment under the bilateral ties with Solomon Islands on Tuesday. Bishop, who led a all-female delegation on her fourth visit to Honiara yesterday, said Australia and Solomon Islands are friends, neigbours and partners. She told the media that this is being demonstrated by historical connections…