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…

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…

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…

Telekom urged to improve service

People in Temotu are concern over what they labelled as unreliable network service by Our Telekom in province and they are urging the company to quickly fix its network as soon as possible. Provincial minister of commerce, trade & infrastructure Edwin Meibua in an interview with Solomon Star yesterday said they found it so hard…