Improvement in literacy

Solomon Islands has improved in her literacy rate to 61 percent in 2013, a huge leap from 41 percent in 2005. Dr Franco Rhodie revealed this during the annual joint review meeting at Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) conference room yesterday. The theme of the meeting was: ‘Effective Monitoring and Evaluation to Inform Future Action: Are…

RAMSI boss visits Gizo

RAMSI’s Special Coordinator, Ms Justine Braithwaite on Friday visited the Western Provincial capital of Gizo. During the visit Ms Braithwaite met representatives of the provincial government, the Western Provincial Council of Women, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and the Solomon Islands Correctional Services. “Since becoming RAMSI Special Coordinator, it has been a priority…

Ruavatu school closure

Ruavatu Provincial Secondary School (RPSS) in North East Guadalcanal will close its academic year as of this weekend. Ministry of Education and the Guadalcanal Provincial Education Authority agreed to close down school for an indefinite period of time in a meeting held in Honiara on Monday. The decision to close the school for the year…

9 to contest Savo/Russells

NINE candidates have been confirmed to contest the Savo/Russells constituency. That includes the former member Dickson Mua, former speaker of parliament Sir Allan Kemakeza, Aenasi Diosi, Walter Turasi, Leslie Asad, Oliver Salopuka, John Quan, Godfrey Narasia and Constantine Sekudo. Reports have it that some of the candidates have already done their campaigns over the past…

Women confront Bodo

More than 700 women in North West Guadalcanal met with their outgoing MP Bodo Dettke over the weekend. During the meeting the 730 women expressed their concerns and grievances to their former MP. West Guadalcanal Solomon Star stringer, John Toki, who witnessed the gathering, said some of the women told Dettke that there was no…