SIG – World Bank consult on workforce development

The ministry of development planning & aid coordination and the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) are hosting meetings this week to discuss the findings of an assessment identifying the strengths and priorities of Solomon Islands’ workforce development system. The assessment looked at the strengths and priorities for turning education into employment, and…

KidsGame event ends

THE two-week KidsGames that featured sports and biblical activities ended successfully on Monday in Honiara. The event was organised to give school-aged children currently on holiday a space to interact and share in sports and learn biblical lessons. Solomon Islands Scripture Union organised the event, the first of which started last year. The programme involves…

SPC supports young voices

THERE are approximately two million young people aged between 15 and 24 years in the Pacific region, yet their voices are seldom heard in decision-making processes. The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is helping to change that.  Human rights, including freedom of expression and the right to information, are important to foster development that…

Villagers happy with feeder road upgrade

NORTHWEST Guadalcanal constituents have praised their member of parliament Bodo Detke for the road upgrade work in his constituency. Ezekiel Maeroa, who managed the Aroliugo plantation, said they were pleased to see the positive response from their MP following their request to upgrade the feeder roads in the area. “Two weeks ago our MP began…

Police renew calls for Sae to surrender

POLICE have called on run-away convict and accused murderer, Edmond Sae to surrender himself up and be given a fair trial. Malaita Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Alfred Uiga made the call in an interview with Solomon Star. Sae was accused of gunning down former Police Commissioner and Peace Councillor, Sir Frederick Soaki in February 2003.…

Man arrested for assault on girl-friend

POLICE say they arrested a man in his 20’s in relation to an incident, which resulted in the unlawful wounding of his girl-friend at Mataniko settlement over the weekend. Police investigation revealed that the incident occurred from a love relationship between the suspect and victim, which led to the female receiving wounds to parts of…

Attempted rape accused granted bail

THE man who allegedly attempted to rape his 12-year-old niece last year has been released on bail yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. The court has granted him a $1,000 cash bail with strict bail conditions that restricted him to make contact with the victim or her family, to leave Honiara town boundary and he…