FSII vow to meet Sumsum in court

FORUM Solomon Islands International (FSII) has gone abuzz following confirmation the chief executive officer of Solomon Airlines is suing its leaders for defamation. Captain Ron Sumsum of Vanuatu took the action after recent postings and comments on FSII facebook page about his employment contract and the huge salary he reportedly earns. The postings claimed Captain…

Book on violence launched

THE British Council and Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA) has launched a book entitled ‘Voices of Violence’ in Honiara yesterday evening. The launching ceremony took place at SIPPA office which kicked off with the screening of a short film, followed by the book launching and tool-kit launch. The book was authored in both English…

World Vision SI launches annual report

WORLD Vision Solomon Islands (WVSI) has launched its 2014 annual review report yesterday. The report highlighted WVSI work in the Solomon Islands as well as the overall program impact that it contained in the pacific Timor-Leste Child Well-Being report. Also inside the annual report, it stated 2014 has been a busy and challenging year for…

Cabinet on scholarship for constituencies

CABINET has approved a scholarship scheme which would see all 50 Constituencies being granted four scholarships each as early as this year. This means 200 scholarships per year for all the 50 constituencies. Reliable government sources confirmed to this paper that the scheme was approved last week and the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG)…

‘Past government fail NRH’

Local doctors working at National Referral Hospital (NRH) have renewed their call to the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government to push the NRH 2009 report so that it can be implemented. A statement from the doctors said, past governments have failed to resource the Ministry of Health and Medical services inorder to address the…

GP condemns police action

GUADALCANAL Provincial (GP) Government has condemned in the strongest terms the manner in which police have conducted their operation in East Tasimboko, resulting in the death of a young man. Relatives of the deceased claimed that the young man was manhandled by police and then he ran off and later was found dead floating in…

Skill development a challenge for youth with disabilities

Youths with disabilities in the Solomon Islands find it hard to access skills development and entrepreneurship training due to discriminatory treatments. These were the words of the Pacific Disability Forum’s Youth Co-chair Mr Charlie Maeke. Speaking at the Pacific Youth Regional Conference on Disability yesterday, Maeke said accessibility to education and employment opportunities for youths…

‘Let’s clean Auki town’

AN AUKI resident has appealed to business houses and the public to help maintain cleanliness in Auki, Malaita Province by offering their resources and time. Peter Mana said this after offering his machine and time to clean up a pile of rubbish near the Auki market on Saturday. Mr Mana said, that its important that…

MPG to address rubbish issue in Auki

THE Malaita provincial government (MPG) will address the rubbish issue in Auki Malaita province as soon as it locates a land space for proper dumpsite. Malaita Premier Peter Chanel Ramohia told this paper in an interview over the weekend. He was responding to calls made by Auki concern citizens over piles of rubbish thrown in…

Tema unhappy with Obed’s accusation on PS

A concerned man from Rennell has expressed disappointment over the personal attack on the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Mines and Energy by chief Obed Sau’eha. Wilson Tema said, ” I am so surprised to read about Mr. Obed Sau’ eha’s wild accusation on the PS for Mines, Jeffrey Kauha.” “He claimed to represent…