Fisheries management workshop concludes

A TWO day workshop on Ecosystem Approach Fisheries Management (EAFM) held at Rarasu restaurant Auki, Malaita Province will end today. The two days workshop was organised and facilitate by World Fish Organization (WFO) based in Auki. The purpose of the training is to get update from each representative (participates) from the communities to present feedback…

GP plans to upgrade tourism facilities next year

Guadalcanal Provincial Tourism Office aims to improve all tourism facilities within the province by 2015. Jesinta Koli, Guadalcanal Provincial Tourism Office highlighted this when speaking during the official opening of a three days tourism training in Marau yesterday. Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) together with the Guadalcanal Provincial Tourism Office organised this three days…

GP tourism calls for help

Guadalcanal Provincial tourism office is calling on the soon to be elected eight Members of Parliament (MP) in Guadalcanal to support tourism industry in the province since tourism is the next alternative development for the province. Jecinta Koli, Provincial Tourism Officer highlighted this during the official opening of a three days hospitality training in Marau…

Operators urged to be polite with guests

Forty six (46) tourism operators and landowners in Marau, East Gaudalcanala re currently undergoing a three days tourism training which kicked off yesterday. One of the highlights of the training is to teach the operators to be polite when welcoming their guests upon their arrival. Laurie Leketo,Senior Research Tourism Officer within the Ministry of Culture…

17 to contest Central Kwara’ae

SEVENTEEN (17) intending candidates will contest for the Central Kwara’ae Constituency (CKC) seat, Malaita Province. A reliable source close to the paper confirmed this to the paper last night. He said that out of that seventeen intending candidates two (2) were females and fifteen (15) males including the former MP. The intending candidates are; outgoing…

Names drawn for ballot order

A draw to find out the order of names of all intending candidates that will appear in the voting ballot paper was staged yesterday for Guadalcanal Province and Honiara City Council Constituencies. This came after the close of nominations. The draw was conducted at the National Museum and was witnessed by election officials. The draw…

Single sales of cigarette to stop

STREET and market vendors are expected to do away with selling of single cigarettes when the Tobacco Control Regulations comes into full force. The regulation was gazetted by Cabinet in January as part of Government’s commitment to improving the health of Solomon Islanders. Under the Regulations, all tobacco packaging must display health warnings on 70%…

NCW supports 26 women in Solomons elections

With nominations for candidates to close tomorrow the National Council of Women in Solomon Islands says it has helped prepare at least 26 women nationwide to run for office in elections next month. Solomon Islands has had only two female parliamentarians in the 36 years since gaining independence from Britain. The NCW President, Ella Kauhue,…