Japan seeks to deepen ties here

JAPAN is deepening its engagement with Solomon Islands with the visit this week in Honiara of Tatsuya Haga, secretary general of the Japan Pacific Islands Association. Mr Haga, who arrived last Saturday, was here to further explore areas the Japanese government could further engage with Solomon Islands. “My trip is sort of like a research…

Councilors want REP extended

WITH the Rapid Employment Project (REP) continues to make an impact in communities in and around Honiara, the Honiara City Councilors have expressed their interest to see REP continues for another term. This was revealed after a team from REP made a presentation about the project which was attended by a good number of the…

Archives day celebrated

Archives are vital for democratic accountability as they document the decision a government makes, how they make decisions and how those decisions are implemented says the director of the National Archives of Solomon Islands Julian Chorigolo in a speech to mark the international archives day. She said, archives document the past and inform the future…

Work of archive acknowledged

It is important that on the world archives day, we reflect on the unique roles our national archives and archivist perform. Speaking during the world archives day yesterday the Ministry of Culture and Tourism supervising Permanent Secretary Moses Tepai said, it is significant the nation recognises the uniqueness of archives in the way they provide…

SI marks archives day

NATIONAL Archives of Solomon Islands has celebrated the world archives day with an archives open day on Tuesday. The celebration was held that the National Archives compound in Honiara which saw the National Archives open its doors for the public. The daylong event started in the morning with speeches and ended in the afternoon with…

Students urged to work hard

Taiwanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Victor Yu has challenged Gwaigeo Community High School students to work hard and not waste any opportunity in life order to climb up the social scale in their life of education. He revealed this during a visit by a high level of delegation to the school last Wednesday.…

“Blackbird” The Film

Melbourne based Australian Solomon Islander filmmaker Amie Batalibasi has embarked on a journey to tell a story that has so often been left out of mainstream Australian history dialogue.  The Australian South Sea Islanders (ASSI) are the descendants of some estimated 55,000 to 62,500 Pacific Islanders who were brought to Australia between 1863 and 1904…