Telekom supports city clean-up

OUR Telekom has thrown its support behind a planned clean-up of Honiara today and tomorrow. Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) is organising the clean-up of the streets and highway. Our Telekom’s Public Relations Officer Lawrence Nodua confirmed the company donated 20 cartoons of water, 250 baggage bag, 15 beach umbrella, and 100 red hot T’-shirts…

Sogavare happy with Suva meetings

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has described his meetings with his Fijian counterpart Frank Baenimarama and Foreign Affairs minister Ratu Inoke Kabuabola in Suva, Fiji, as ‘very successful.’ Prime Minister Sogavare is visiting Suva in his capacity as the Chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group to discuss with his Fiji counterpart issues facing the MSG including…

Smoker kicked out of public bus

AN ill-mannered smoker was kicked out of a public bus this week after fellow passengers bitterly complained to the driver and his conductor. The Solomon Star was told the male passenger was smoking his cigarette when he entered the bus heading from the eastern side into the city. Passengers in the bus voiced their dissatisfaction…

SI launches gender assessment report

With the theme ‘Promise to fairness, zero discrimination’ International Women’s Day was celebrated in Honiara on Tuesday. It also marks the launch of the country gender assessment report supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Minister for women, youth, children and family affairs – Honourable Freda Soriakomua Tuki, when officiating at the celebrations today…

Christian Care Centre wins Australian High Commissioner’s Women’s Day Award

The Australian High Commissioner’s International Women’s Day award was presented to the Christian Care Centre yesterday for their work in helping women and children affected by gender based violence in Solomon Islands. The annual Australian High Commissioner’s International Women’s Day Award recognises inspirational and pioneering Solomon Islands groups and individuals who show leadership, innovation and…

Opposition calls on MDPAC

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is calling on the Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination (MDPAC) to inform the public which ministries had already submitted their 2016 development budget work plans. To add on, MDPAC must also inform the people accordingly as to which ministries had had their submissions approved. The Opposition made this call…