Aust justice minister visiting here

AUSTRALIA’S Minister for Justice Michael Keenan will visit Solomon Islands over the next two days to discuss continuing support for the Solomon Islands people through law and justice initiatives. Mr Keenan is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo, the Minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Services Chris Laore, the Minister for Justice…

Fau’abu maternity ward to open doors soon

FAU’ABU Rural Health Centre (FRHC) maternity ward which was officially opened last Friday after a major renovation will soon open to the public. Marilyn Iro, provincial reproductive health coordinator of Kilufi hospital, said they need to put tiles on the floor first. Ms Iro said the environment inside the ward was dramatically improved after the…

NZ to build new eye centre here

AS part of its Pacific strategy The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is working with the New Zealand government to build a state-of-the-art eye care centre in Honiara. The $3.8million investment will create a sustainably designed facility and represents an ongoing commitment from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to the charity founded over 20…

Family planning training for Isabel nurses

A ONE-WEEK training on family planning for nurses in Isabel Province ended at provincial capital Buala, Friday. The training was facilitated by the United Nation Funds for Population Activities (UNFPA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health’s reproductive health division. About16 nurses participated in the training, conducted to help equip participants with family planning methods…

Lau lagoons hit by diarrhea outbreak

THE diarrhea outbreak announced by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services last week has taken its toll on those residing on the artificial islands in the Lau Lagoons of Malaita. Famous for its more than a hundred man-made islands and mostly fishing expert inhabitants, the region has also been one of the most heavily…

All set for Financial Inclusion Expo 2014

PREPARATIONS towards the much awaited Financial Inclusion Expo next week are well underway and all the major financial institutions in the country have now confirmed their participation. The Expo will be the first ever to be held in the country and will be covered over a two day period on the 20th and 21st June…

Nation to benefit from EU funding

SOLOMON Islands is among 14 other pacific island countries to benefit from the latest 18.64 million Euros funding from the European Union. The funding, which was made available under the EU EDF 10 Regional Envelope, will assist Pacific ACP(PACP) countries to implement climate change adaptation and sustainable energy projects on the ground. The funding will…

Want to win an Inner Circle ticket?

A COMPETITION to win a ticket to watch the Jamaica reggae band Inner Circle live on stage is now happening at Heritage Park Hotel facebook page. Heritage Park Hotel is giving anyone the chance to win a ticket to see the band performing live on stage for the first in the Solomon Islands at their…

Mala women take up basic cooking training

LOCAL business women in various parts of Malaita Province yesterday started a three day basic cooking training in the provincial capital of Auki. The training, which aims at empowering local business women with new knowledge and skill in basic cooking, is an initiative by the Malaita Provincial Government under the Malaita Provincial Women’s Association (Division).…

Missionaries leave to serve in Vanuatu

TWO local young men, Daniel Dafolo and Rommy Oli, left Honiara on 3 June to serve missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes known as the Mormon or LDS Church). Dafolo, 22 years of age, and Oli, age 21, have served in various Church assignments over the past years as they…