Locals start training on road works

A total of thirty local participants will benefit from a one year training program launched Thursday last week with the aim of equipping local supervisors (contractors) with technical quality skills to do government construction works in the country. The training was a joint initiative organized by the National Government, through the Ministry of Infrastructure Development…

Australia reaffirms commitment to SI

AUSTRALIA has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthen its bilateral relationship with Solomon Islands. In a meeting with Prime Minister Manaseh Sogavare on Wednesday, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Investment, Steven Ciobo reaffirms Australia’s stand. Mr Ciobo said, the meeting he had with PM Sogavare certainly reflects how Australia values…

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…

‘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…