Regional stakeholders meet to help shape Markets for Change project

Stakeholders representing marketplaces across Melanesia have found that despite differences they also experience many of the same challenges. Last week they met to share solutions to those challenges and make their markets safer, more inclusive and non-discriminatory. Among those at the UN Women, Markets for Change (M4C) regional stakeholder roundtable were representatives from Honiara Central…

Remembrance Day held

The Australian, New Zealand and British High Commissioners laid wreaths  at the ‘Pride of Our Nation’ monument at the Commonwealth Street, Point Cruz to mark Remembrance Day yesterday.  US Consular Agent Keithie Saunders laid a wreath in honour of Veterans Day. Remembrance Day is each 11 November in Commonwealth member states.  On 11 November 1918,…

Fish vendors overcharge

A GOOD number of fish vendors at the Honiara Central Market have reportedly overcharged their customers by adjusting the scales they used to weigh fresh fish. A fish vendor who normally sells fresh fish but wants to remain anonymous claimed more than ten fish vendors have been doing this for sometimes now and are cheating…

Brothers contest

Two blood brothers are set to contest the Kwaio region, Malaita Province in the upcoming National General Election which is eight days away. Outgoing Parliament member Stanley Festus Sofu is contesting the East Kwaio and Titus Fika for the West Kwaio constituency. During a joint exclusive interview in Auki yesterday, the brothers revealed that they…

Fighting against disrespect

One way of changing the disrespectful attitude towards women is educating the youngsters of this country, says a High Court Judge. Justice Stephen Pallaras said this when asked if longer sentences imposed on crimes committed against women helped reduce the rate of crime against them and that if there are other ways to address the…