New AIDS cases to be announced today

MINISTER or Health and Medical Services, Dr. Tautai Agikimua Kaitu’u will officially announce the new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Aids cases in Solomon Islands today. This is part of marking the Word Aids Day, which falls on 1 December. Director of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and HIV Dr. Henry Kako confirmed to Solomon Star on…

Public Solicitor services return to Makira

A high-level delegation led by the Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs William Marau have left yesterday for Makira Ulawa Province to witness the re-establishment of a Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO) in Kirakira. The re-establishment of the legal services will be marked today with the handing over of an office and residence. The government funded…

Bill to address family welfare to parliament

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has announced the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government is committed to passing legislation on child welfare and protection. Sogavare said this in his speech at the 16 days of activism against gender based violence in Honiara yesterday. He said subject to the Bill’s endorsement by Cabinet, the Bill should…

Review on financial inclusion underway

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in partnership with the United Nations Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) will host a one-day  national workshop to review  the country’s’ financial Inclusion strategy and set the next medium term strategy (2016-2020) today. It will be held at the Heritage Park Hotel. The Solomon Islands National Financial Inclusion…

PM condemns lobbying tactics

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has condemned in the strongest terms the action of Opposition and former DCC MPs “who are using scrupulous tactics to lobby for another motion of no-confidence against his government. Mr Sogavare said he was aghast to have learned that members of the Opposition and former DCC MPs are pushing their determination…

Deepening Relations on Gender Issues in Palau

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2015 16 Days Campaign officially opens

THE 2015 16 Days of Activism against gender-based  violence against women and girls in the country was officially opened yesterday. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare officially opened the event on Wednesday. According to the organizing committee, the campaign started yesterday and will end on 10th of December. “Gender-based violence is a serious problem in the country…

Opposition says PM suffers from amnesia

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has hit back at the Prime Minister’s response regarding the $387 million Kilufi’i hospital project. The Prime Minister on Tuesday has described the $387 million figure as laughable, questioning where the Opposition got its figures from. But in a statement, the Opposition Group said it is a pity that the Prime…

Land use planning workshop underway

Land Use Planning is becoming one of the most important areas that communities’need to be well versed with says the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Jimi Saelea. Speaking at the Community- Based Land Use Planning Training of Trainers Workshop which is currently underway at the Iron Bottom Sound Hotel in…