Call for fair representation

There can be no real democracy if half the population is excluded from participation in power says, the Deputy Resident Representative of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Akiko Suzaki said, fair representation and participation of women in governance is one of the pre-conditions for achieving genuine democracy. Women’s limited participation in decision making signifies the…

Power blackout affects shops

A FAULTY cable has resulted in power disruption in parts of Auki, Malaita province last week. The one day blackout has result in many perishable goods stored in freezers in shops being thrown away. Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) chief engineer Martin Sam confirmed early this week that one of the two feeder cables that…

GP supports rearmament

The Guadalcanal Provincial Executive and members of the provincial assembly are the latest group to express support for the National Government’s decision for the staged limited rearmament of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). This followed a presentation on the project by representatives of the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services; RSIPF,…

HOH to launch in Auki

Hearts of Hope (HOH) will officially launch its organization in a fortnight. Director of the non-government organization Janet Justice Aiharii confirmed the launching event will take place at Auki Primary School playing ground in Auki on Thursday 18th June. The launching is expected to be supported by Our Telekom Company in partnership with the Hearts…

A milestone route for Airlines

Representing a major milestone for Solomon Airlines and a watershed moment for the country’s business and tourism fortunes, the national carrier has commenced operation of its long awaited Honiara-Sydney direct service. Underlining the importance of the event, a host of VIP passengers joined Minister of Culture and Tourism, the Honourable Batholomew Parapolo, the New Zealand…