Olofia: Family problems here challenging

Family problem in Solomon Islands is quite complicated to deal with, a former director to Social Welfare from the Ministry of Health & Medical Services Aaron Olofia says. Speaking to the Solomon Star yesterday, Mr Olofia said that different composition of family units in the country must be seriously assessed, so as to identify right…

Tezapsidis: SI human resources not utilized

The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Solomon Islands says the human resources of Solomon Islands are not used optimally. Leonidaz Tezapsidis made the statement in his remarks during the opening of the conference on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation yesterday. “It is clear today that the country’s human resources are not used optimally. “Women, 50…

Women’s leadership conference underway

A high-level conference on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation kicked off at the Forum Fisheries Agency Conference Centre in Honiara on Tuesday morning. The three days conference which was attended by representatives from neighbouring Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Tahiti, Samoa and Solomon Islands. It was officially opened by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. The conference…

Lau lagoon operators told to work closely with govt

MINISTER for Culture and Tourism (MCT) Bartholomew Parapolo has encouraged tourism operators in Lau Lagoon,north Malaita, to work closely with their Member of Parliament to improve their livelihood. Mr Parapolo highlighted this during a high level visit to Lau lagoon Wednesday last week. He was speaking during a night function at Ferasubua artificial Island where…

Minister ends four constituencies tour in Malaita

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Gwaunaru’u reopens soon

The Prime Minister’s Office has announced that Gwaunaru’u Airport on Malaita will reopen soon. This follows successful negotiation last week with the landowning groups of the airport site- Fulisisila/Birankwao and Toloabu/Rofa tribes and representatives of the communities living around the airport facility. The airport was closed in 2013 after the communities living around the airport…

GPG supports limited rearmament

While Guadalcanal Provincial Government (GPG) is generally in support of rearmament of certain sections of the Police, it calls for a stringent governance process in place for the use of the arms. Deputy Premier, Honourable Rolland Seleso, made the call following RAMSI’s current consultations on the rearmament process. Seleso said, RAMSI and police must come…

New Auki tourism office construction starts July

CONSTRUCTION work for the new provincial tourism office in Auki, Malaita Province will start next month. This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary (PS) for Culture and Tourism (MCT) John Wasi. Mr Wasi told the Solomon Star last week that the construction work will start in July.  “Construction work for the new Auki tourism office…