Another day in paradise

No more than 1.5 degrees of warming, this is what governments and leaders across the Pacific Island Nations are calling for in the lead up to the COP21 being held later this year in Paris. Today marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, and there has been no better time to call for action…

Girl, 9, raped & axed to death

A NINE year old girl has died after she was cut with an axe following an alleged attempted rape incident at Arao village in North Malaita over the weekend.  Auki police said that the suspect, a man aged between 25-30 years old had been arrested and was now in police custody. The incident had shocked…

Pageant show, a tourist attraction

THE staging of Miss Solomon pageant can bring tourists to our shores if it is an annual event in the Solomon Islands. This was highlighted by Glyn Joshua, the Director Commercial and Cruise department of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). He uttered the words in a press meeting with members of the local media during…

Recruitment for pageant show opens

THE recruitment for the Miss Solomon Islands pageant is now open to interested females with a Solomon Islands Nationality. This comes after the official launching of the event on Sunday by the organizer, Solomon Host and the platinum sponsor, Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). A statement from the organizers said that all formalities for sponsorship…

Lauru land conference held

A THREE days land conference was held last weekin the mid-remote village of Ogho in Varisi ward of North West Choiseul. The event which was held from the 5th to the 8th October was attended by more than one hundred delegates. This is the thirty forth (34) conference of the Lauru Land Conference of Tribal…

Miss Solomon Islands pageant launched

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Parliament meets this week

Parliament will convene for its third meeting this Thursday. This is the 3rd meeting of the tenth Parliament. National Parliament of Solomon Islands has confirmed the meeting date after receiving a copy of the notice to the Governor General from the Prime Ministers Office. In its previous meeting in April, Parliament has passed 2 Bills.…

Malaita next Premiers meet host

MALAITA Province will host the next Premiers conference in 2017. Malaita Premier, Peter Channel Ramohia said the province welcomes the announcement and is very pleased and enthusiastic to host the prestigious conference. “All other provinces have had their turn and we are so grateful for the co-hosts of the recent premier’s conference, Honiara City Council…

Cemetery to be fenced

HONIARA City Council will be constructing a security fence around the land boundary of Kola Ridge national cemetery. Clerk to Honiara City council, Charles Kelly said, the plan to erect security fencing around the cemetery compound had been on the council’s drawing board for some time. He said, construction will start when money is available…

SINTA’s action plan for 2015 -2018

THE Solomon Islands National Teachers’ Association (SINTA) has completed its first action plan draft for 2015-2018 last week. A statement from the association yesterday said, the action plan took SINTA officers three days to draft the plan. “This action plan will be implemented so that the office will be working accordingly,” the statement added. “The…