MMF: Amend Electoral Act

MALAITA Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has called on the Electoral Commission to amend its Act to ensure selling and buying of ID cards is illegal. Forum president Charles Dausabea said it would be in the best interest of this country for an amendment in order to stop the practice of buying and selling of voters’ IDs.…

Voters will have to travel home to vote

VOTERS who have registered to vote in their constituencies in the provinces will have to go back home to their respective constituencies to vote despite registering in Honiara. The clarification came following questions on whether polling stations for provinces will also be stationed here in Honiara. Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) earlier this week raised the…

World Vision farewells Country Director

WORLD Vision Solomon Islands farewelled Country Director, Dr Andrew Catford and his family yesterday. Dr Catford has been leading the organisation as Country Director for the past five years. During that time World Vision has experience significant growth and now has seven long term (15 year) area programmes and 30 projects that are benefitting nearly…

Fataleka women complete catering training

FOURTY-FIVE women from Sisifiu community in ward five, Malaita Province, completed a basic catering training last weekend. The training, which was aimed at empowering women in rural areas to know the basics of cooking diverse island dishes, saw the women develop their catering skills with the hope of using it to start up their own…

Mothers Union meet underway

THE Saint Mathews Mothers Union programme started this week at Dukwasi Community in Central Kwara’ae. The programme, which involves spiritual enrichment, focused mostly on improving ways of spreading God’s word and work through Mothers Union. Secretary of the St Mathew’s Mother’s Union group, Betty Toena said that programmes for the entire four days have already…

Talasasa festival further delayed

THE inaugural of Akuila Talasasa Festival of Arts (ATFA) to take place in Gizo, Western province has been further delayed and now postponed to July for compassionate reasons. The event was supposed to kick off this week but has been moved to 17th-18th July. A member of the organising committee Olyvia Randall confirmed the postponement.…

Gateway project gets off the ground

GOVERNMENT’S seriousness into kick starting the gateway project initiated by local tourism training company, Solomon Host, and Brisbane based video production firm, Torn Parachute, was sealed this week. This came following the signing of a service agreement by the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Tourism and Culture, John Wasi. The gateway project involves displaying of…

Noro Christmas event supports charity

LAST year, Noro town Lagoon Christmas eve has raised more than five thousand dollars. And that money would now go towards Noro town charity programs. A spokesperson for the event, said the money was collected under the Giving Tree (Christmas tree) during Lagoon Christmas eve last December through public donations. He said the money will…

Trade expo in fortnight

The trade expo Solomon Islands 2014 will be kicking off in a fortnight at the Bodo Detke show ground along the Mataniko river. The program will run from 6 to 11 July. This will bring the public and business sectors throughout the country to promote some of their products. Chairman of the trade expo Redley…

Westpac SI empowers six females in education

Westpac Solomon Islands on Wednesday announced the names of the six successful applicants of the Westpac Women’s Education Grants. The program offered financial assistance to primary school, high school or secondary college girls and women studying at a tertiary institution or women currently working who wish to return to study.  Westpac has sincerely congratulated the…