Child labour, trafficking forum underway

A Sub-Regional Child Labour and Trafficking forum is currently underway at the Tokatoka Hotel in Nadi, Fiji this week. The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Pacific sub-regional child labour and trafficking programme is conducting forum. Organized by the Tackling Child Labour through Education (TACKLE) project funded by the European Union (EU), the Forum has brought together…

‘Upgrade domestic airports to accommodate Dash-8’

SOLOMON Airlines Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has urged responsible authorities to upgrade most airports around the country inorder to accommodate Dash-8 aircraft given the scattering islands. Speaking before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recently Ron Sumsum said, the country is amongst regional countries which has the largest number of domestic airports which are scattered over…

Call to fix West Honiara road

POOR road condition in parts of West Honiara has forced many vehicle owners and commuters to call on responsible authorities and road contractors to consider fixing the road soon. For many weeks after the recent cyclone Pam, the road section between Town ground down to White River had never been fixed. Following the heavy rain,…

Cruise boat coming with 2000 visitors

A CRUISE boat carrying 2000 visitors from Australia will make a stop-over in Honiara next week. Sun Prince will be berthing at the main Point Cruz wharf for a day on Friday 24th April. Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) senior marketing officer Ellison Kere said, the tourists will spend around 8 hours during the day…

Youths undergo management training

A THREE days youth management community reflection workshop for North Malaita youths got underway in Auki this week. Adventist Development Relief Agencies (ADRA) based in Honiara is organizing the training which was held at the Malaita women Resource Centers Building in Auki. This training came under the Youths Engagement and Livelihood Project (YELP) which is…

Reviewed Education Act to be tabled in Parliament

A REVIEWED Education Act will be tabled in Parliament this year as a critical first step in reforms within the education sector. That’s according to the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare when speaking at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) annual graduation ceremony last Friday. “The revised legislation will make for a fully complete educational system…

Police minister faces assault charge

Magistrates decline warrant of arrest application for Peter Shanel APPLICATION for the magistrate to issue a warrant of arrest yesterday for the Police Minister was declined. This was when the Member of Parliament for Central Guadalcanal Peter Shanel failed to show up in court for his assault case. The court refused to issue the warrant…