SIPTCC trains more literacy trainers

A NON-Government organisation, Solomon Islands Peace and Traumatic Counselling Centre (SIPTCC) is organising its second literacy training. A weeklong training of trainers is in progress at the Development Services Exchange (DSE) centre, China Town. The training which started on Monday and ends tomorrow, aims to equip more people to carry out literacy trainings in communities.…

Regional eye clinic ready to open doors

THE newly built eye centre at the National Referral Hospital compound is set to open on 22 July, providing free eye care to all Solomon Islanders. Collaboration between the governments of Solomon Islands and New Zealand, with eye care charity The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, the centre will have a significant impact on avoidable blindness…

Former minister launch training foundation

The former Minister of Foreign Affairs Clay Forau Soalaoi has launched the Solomon Islands National Development Foundation (SIDF) at a dinner organised by the National Transformation Party of Solomon Islands held (NTPSI) at Kingdom Harvest Ministry. Speaking at the launching last Saturday, the President of SIDF Forau highlighted the importance why NTPSI introduced such foundation.…

Wara sets fine example, Minister applauses WARA

THE MINISTER for Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs Mr Jimson Tanagada has commended the work and efforts of the West Are’are Rokotanikeni Association (WARA). Speaking during the opening of the group’s 16th Annual General Meeting on Tuesday Mr Tanagada said he was impressed and ‘extremely’ interested in the groups theme ‘Celebrating growth in savings…

New portable sawmill introduced

A NEW portable sawmilling is being introduced in Honiara on Wednesday by its owner who is currently here to train locals how to handle the portable saw mill. Called “Junior Peterson” which in short ‘JP portable sawmill’, it is original from New Zealand. The sawmill was first introduced in Solomon Islands few years ago and…

Gwaunaru’u welcomes examination flight

MEMBERS of Gwaunaru’u community, Central Kwara’ae have welcomed the first Solomon Airlines flight to the airport again after the airport’s long closure. Provincial Minister for Lands Martin Fini said the flight landed at around 12 midday. “Although it was not a passenger service flight, it was the initial flight after the airport’s closure, sent purposely…

Solomon Islands acknowledges New Zealand support

Solomon Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Milner Tozaka has thanked the New Zealand Government for its ongoing support towards Solomon Islands under its bilateral aid programme. Minister Tozaka expressed the Solomon Islands Government’s gratitude when he met with his New Zealand counterpart, Murray McCully at the margins of the Forum Foreign Ministers…