MMF hits back at Angiki

THE Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) yesterday explains that their accusation of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) was misunderstood by Duran Angiki. MMF’s media officer Henry Daukalia said if Mr Angiki understands what MMF had been vocal about, he would have responded accurately. Mr Angiki, in a widely circulated article, said accusation and…

Flood victims: We will not move out

FLOOD victims say they cannot move out from the FOPA village evacuation centre until the government resettles them on land it promised to them. The government plans to close down the FOPA village centre as well as Rove centre by June 15. But spokesman for the victims Charles Ketea said they will not vacate the…

Uniting against gender based violence

REPRODUCTIVE health workers, volunteers, and coordinators planned to team up to prevent Gender Based Violence. This was discussed during their five-day training last week. Reproductive health workers say they wanted to prevent sexual violence against young girls and women in crisis. Ministry of Health adolescent health national programme coordinator Nancy Pego said victims need to…

SIDT reschedules election awareness

THE Solomon Islands Development Trust’s (SIDT) proposed election awareness programme will be rolled out throughout the country in August and not this month. The programme was rescheduled to August due to delays from four provinces in preparing drama groups. The four provinces that are yet to set up drama groups are Makira, Renbell, Choiseul and…

First open air cinema here

ACTING Australian High Commissioner Dave Peebles has announced that the opening night of the G’Day Solomon Islands Film Festival this Friday will feature the classic Australian movie ‘Crocodile Dundee’. “This unforgettable comedy movie, starring Paul Hogan as Mick ‘Crocodile’ Dundee, is one of the most popular Australian films of all time,” said Dr Peebles. “The…

Chief casts doubt on beche-de-mer story

A CHIEF on Ontong Java says news that Dr Reginald Aipia shipped back two tonnes of controversial beche-de-mers back to the island may not be true. Chief Hugo spoke to the Solomon Star via mobile phone from Ontong Java yesterday. He said Ontong Java is a small place and if the beche-de-mers were shipped back…

Eco-tourism training ends today

A THREE-DAY training for eco-tourism operators of east-central Guadalcanal held at Bikubole Eco-lodge will end today. The training, started Tuesday, focused on awareness and project establishment. Facilitator and director of Guadalcanal Eco-tourism Development (GED) Edison Saeni said the purpose of the training is to give awareness to the local operators and equip them with necessary…

Renewable energy capacity reaches record high, says UN

THE number of developing countries with policies in place to support renewable energy has increased six-fold in just eight years, resulting in one-fifth of the world’s power production now coming from renewable sources, according to a United Nations-backed report produced ahead of the UN Sustainable Energy for All Forum. In the beginning of this year,…

Training for Guale teachers

MORE than 50 Guadalcanal teachers are attending a two-day workshop at Doma, west Guadalcanal, which will end today. The workshop was one of the Guadalcanal provincial government’s strategies to improve and equip teachers in the province to effectively carry out their roles. Guadalcanal provincial chief education officer Mesach Suia said the teachers’ appraisal implementation workshop…