EU support to gender, good governance

EUROPEAN Union (EU) has been supporting Solomon Islands through the promotion of good governance and gender issues in the past years will continue to do so. The EU Attaché-Aid cooperation of EU to the Solomon Islands, Lorena Elvira Ayuso highlighted this yesterday at the start of the Transformational Leadership workshop which open in Honiara yesterday.…

No cardiovascular benefits of alcohol

The verdict is in: there are no health benefits to drinking alcohol. A European study of more than 260,000 individuals1 has found people who consumed lower amounts of alcohol or were non-drinkers had a more favourable cardiovascular profile and reduced risk of coronary heart disease. The findings of the study were published in the British…

Taiwanese volunteers here to promote health

FIVE medical students from Taiwan last week spent time at Visale community high school in North West Guadalcanal to conduct health promotional talks. The group included two boys and three females including their supervisor. Speaking on behalf of the team Zuyang Weing said their visitation was part of their visit program to Solomon Islands. She…

National tourism forum tomorrow

The Our Telekom national tourism forum jointly organised by the Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) and ministry of culture and tourism will start in Honiara tomorrow. The firstever national forum will feature both local and international speakers who will address various issues pertaining to the industry. A statement from the organisers saidtIt is also hoped…

Call to prioritise internet access and speed

A campaign to promote improved and more affordable access to the internet in the Pacific has put its case to governments across the region. Founder of Connect the Blue Continent, Chris Sampson, was a delegate to the recent annual general meeting in Marshall Islands of the Association of Pacific Island Legislatures.  He made a plea…

Airlines introduces new online ‘Flex-Pricer’ booking system

Solomon Airlines has introduced a new highly streamlined online ‘Flex-Pricer’ booking functionality providing a number of advantages for both its passengers and the international travel industry. The new system offers the ability to book multi-sector flights in a single ticket allowing both international flights and domestic connections to be actioned at the same time. ‘Flex-Pricer’…

Local schoolgirls to take the ‘clean-up’ message online

Having successfully launched its ‘Keep the Solomon Islands Tidy’ campaign with two high profile clean-up operations in Honiara, the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) ‘Green Team’ has now taken its message online with the help of two local schoolgirls. Posted this week on the SIVB facebook page (www.facebook.com/visitsolomonislands) the 30-second clip entitled ‘Our Home –…

Man surprised with no public toilets

A visiting Guadalcanal villager, Professor Rughu Poli has expressed surprise the Solomon Islands capital city of Honiara does not have public toilets. He said before the country gained its independence from Britain 36 years ago, Honiara did have public toilets. Mr Poli said it appears people use the beach or bush, but that practice is…

PAP won’t marginalize Kiribati people

The People’s Alliance Party (PAP) has assured the Kiribati descendants in Solomon Islands that an Alliance Party Government will not marginalize them. The assurance was made on Sunday in an awareness meeting PAP executives held with the United Church community at White River, West Honiara. Members of the Kiribati-Tuvalu United Church community were anxious that…