Reproductive health is key to recovery process: UNFPA

The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, Pacific Sub-Regional Office has provided through the Fiji Ministry for Health and Medical Services a first batch of 200 emergency dignity kits, which are packed specifically for women to ensure reproductive health needs are addressed. The provision of dignity kits immediately after events like Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston seeks…

New school for Moli community, Choiseul

The community of Moli in Choiseul Province took delivery of their new secondary school on Friday. St Joseph Moli Catholic Secondary School is a gift from the Catholic Church to the community and the people of Choiseul. The Catholic Church headquarters in Choiseul is located at Moli. According to the Gizo Diocese Bishop Lucian Capelli,…

Vatud Star ready to take on the waters

Temotu Vatud constituency on Saturday commissioned its new passenger and cargo vessel, MV Vatud Star. The ceremony was held at Point Cruz wharf, Honiara. The vessel arrived Monday last week. Member of Parliament for Vatud Constituency Freda Tuki said the vessel will provide sea transport for Vatud constituents who live in the outer islands of Temotu.…

World Bank pays tribute to Sir Peter

THE World Bank says it is saddened by the passing of Solomon Islands first prime minister and statesman Sir Peter Kenilorea in Honiara yesterday. “The World Bank country team is deeply saddened by the passing of Sir Peter,” said Anne Tully, the World Bank’s Country Representative for Solomon Islands. “As Solomon Islands first prime minister,…

PMO sacks 3rd political appointee

THE Office of the Prime Minister has sacked a third political appointee. Director Political Administration for Government Caucus, Barry Samson was given his marching orders this week, according to government insiders. His termination followed earlier termination of chief of staff George Kuper and Policy Secretary, Sectoral Reform Productive Sector Dr Gabriel Titili. The two senior…

Kabutaulaka says Sir Peter is a noble leader

A SOLOMON Islands academic based in Hawaii, Dr Tarcisius Tara Kabutalaka described late Sir Peter Kenilorea as a noble statesman and one of the country’s greatest leaders. Dr Kabutalaka said Sir Peter’s death is a great loss for Solomon Islands.  “He (Sir Peter) was a very thoughtful, very honourable person who carried himself very well…

Chamber pays tribute to Sir Peter

THE Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry says it is saddened to learn of the death of Sir Peter Kenilorea. “Sir Peter was a founding father of Solomon Islands,” the chamber said in a statement. “He was Chief Minister during the period when independence from Britain was negotiated, and became the first Prime Minister…

Why SIPA board go to Singapore

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority’s (SIPA) newly appointed board chairman says their trip last week to Singapore was to learn how that country manages its airline service. His explanation confirmed plans by SIPA to venture into the airline business as part of its reform programme. Mr Titiulu’s clarification came after public criticism of their trip. Critics…

Ngava: Perch building receives no approval

CHAIRMAN of the Town and Country Planning Board, Eddie Ngava says his board had not given any approval permit to Perch School management to construct a library building on the ground site where construction of the building is currently taking place. The city council chairman of the Town and Country Planning Board made the clarification…