Govt recognises gender equality

THE GOVERNMENT now has national policies in place that recognises gender equality as the heart of human and economic progress. Minister of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs Jimson Tanagada was speaking at International Women’s Day celebration in Honiara yesterday which was celebrated at the Art Gallery. “Through these policies, our efforts have been focused…

HCC supports women empowerment

THE Honiara City Council (HCC) recognises and supports empowerment of women according to deputy mayor Eddie Ngava. Speaking at the International Women’s Day celebration yesterday, Mr Ngava said HCC is also taking initiatives in encouraging women, on various fronts. “The city council now has a woman appointed councillor, though we would like to see more…

Vodafone Fiji in top 10 for speed

Fiji Times – VODAFONE Fiji has been ranked the fastest provider of broadband speeds in the Pacific region, beating top mobile providers Vodafone New Zealand, Optus and Telstra in Australia. According to global leader in broadband speed testing, Ookla, Fiji was second to M1 Singapore in the Asia Pacific. The results were based on the…

ISIA releases first annual report

THE Institute of Solomon Islands Accountants [ISIA] took another first step on Tuesday in releasing its first annual report covering the 2013-14 financial year. The President, Roger Townsend, released the report which outlined some of the key successes of the previous year and described some of the challenges facing him and his Council in 2015.…

DCC urge to prioritise tourism

THE Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government has been urged to prioritise tourism industry in the country. Gabriel Diau, a public officer said the current government must seriously push for the development of tourism in the country.  He said, tourism is one of the dynamic industries that once government injected much support into it will…

Cyclone Pam is here

CYCLONE Pam is now in the country. The Solomon Islands Meteorological Service at 7am on Wednesday issued cyclone warning warning number four for Temotu, Malaita, and Makira-Ulawa provinces. At the same time, the office said a tropical cyclone watch advice remain in force for Rennell & Bellona, Central, Isabel, Western, and Choiseul provinces. “Cyclone Pam…

Solomon Airline aircrafts too old, sources revealed

Air safety concerns THERE’S increasing air safety concerns with the Solomon Airline’s domestic fleet. This came after at least two recent air incidents and latest revelations that Solomon Airlines is using written-off Twin Otter aircrafts, which it purchased from overseas and refurbished them here. News of the purchase of written off aircrafts is well-guarded information,…

MSG airlines partnership takes off

A PARTNERSHIP agreement between the airlines of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu is now in. The MOU will see shared promotion and sales of the three Melanesia airlines and a codeshare arrangment on a PNG to Vanuatu route via Solomon Islands. Solomon Airlines commercial services manager Gus Kraus says the agreement is the…