Artists undergo training

FORTY-one percent of tourists that visit Honiara come to see culture and art in the country. This was revealed by Ministry of Tourism and Culture in a two-day workshop organised for local artists this week, at Art Gallery exhibition house. The workshop is part of Solomon Islands Artists Association (SIAA) 24th anniversary that is being…

Pam hits East Fataleka, East Kwara’ae

Three permanent houses in East Fataleka and one semi-permanent house in East Kwara’ae, Malaita Province have been reportedly destroyed and damaged by cyclone Pam last week. Heavy rain and strong wind over the weekend has been the cause. Speaking to the paper over the weekend, a village leader in East Malaita Thony Baraii said, villagers…

‘Men As Partners’ training staged

Officers from the health promotions department within the Kilu’ufi hospital have conducted a three days ‘MEN AS PARTNERS’ training for the males in Dukwasi parish this week in Central Kwara’ae, Malaita province. The two days training kicked off on Tuesday and will end today. The aim of the training is to deal mainly with the…

Terminal upgrade, new walkway coming

THE country’s domestic and international terminal will undergo a major facelift. This was revealed by the Aviation Permanent Secretary (PS) Francis Lomo this week. As part of the upgrading work, the arrival and departure lounge at the international terminal will see some changes. Another new development in the pipeline is see the construction of a…

‘Archives preserve culture’

GOOD archiving of historical records helps preserve cultures and traditions of countries. Director of the Center for Indigenous Studies at the National Taiwan University, Associate Professor Yuan-Chao Tung highlighted this when speaking to a group of International Journalists visiting Taiwan last week. Whilst taking the group on a tour of the University’s Museum and Archives,…

Taiwan showcasing indigenous culture

TAIWAN is happy to showcase its cultures and traditions to the world. These were the worlds of the Deputy Minister of the Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP), Calivat Gadu during a press conference with members of the international press group that visited Taiwan last week. Mr Gadu said, that by organizing such tours, Taiwan is…

Son who allegedly killed dad remanded

A MAN accused of the murder of his father at Gilbert Camp, Central Honiara on Monday, has been remanded yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. James Hou, 23, of Malaita was charged with the murder of his father following an alleged incident on 16 March 2015 at their Gilbert Camp home. Police alleged that the…

12 to man Caucus office

THE Government has appointed 12 people to man its Caucus Office. This brings the number of political appointees the government has confirmed so far to 19. The first seven appointees manning the Prime Minister’s Private Office was announced yesterday. They include a special secretary to the prime minister, a private secretary, an international relations secretary,…

Man admits beating wife

A 62-YEAR-OLD man yesterday confessed he beat his wife with a wood, resulting in her receiving a broken arm last year in Guadalcanal. George Uvi entered the guilty plea to one count of grievous harm before Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga. Mitigation and sentencing submissions on his case will be made tomorrow. He assaulted his wife…