Month September 2017

Beche-de-mer cop

Senior police officer named in under-ground beche-de-mer network, threatens Dr Aipia   A senior police officer is among a network of people working hard to ensure he is arrested for farming beche-de-mer or sea cucumber breeding on Ontong Java, Malaita…

Little Big Shots star Aralai in Honiara

A star of channel 7’s show, Little Big Shots, Aralai Mattila-Mertens has arrived in the Solomon Islands this week. The plucky 10-year-old bronze world medallist is featuring on the Solomons TV show this Sunday night. Speaking about her family’s move…

Speaker introduces YWPG in Pacific Gender Forum meeting

SPEAKER of the National Parliament of Solomon Islands has introduced to the Forum the Parliamentary women’s initiative, the “Young Women’s Parliamentary group (YWPG)” as another initiative to progress gender mainstreaming in Parliament. He said this in his remarks on Tuesday,…

Pacific women most affected on climate change

BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO WOMEN in the Pacific Island Countries are most victimised and vulnerable on climate change impact. This was revealed by Honourable Member from Fiji, Salote Radrodro yesterday at the Pacific Women Parliamentary Partnership Forum held at Heritage…

A political issue that requires political will

BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE THE Pacific Women’s Parliamentary Partnership Forum which kicked off on September 25 2017 continued yesterday with discussions focusing on climate change. Among key speakers who spoke at the workshop was Fiji’s Opposition Member of Parliament, Hon…