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    Shell money shop opens in Honiara

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    By EDDIE OSIFELOSTEVENs and Sons company is opening a shell money shop called ‘Shaenkola’ at Chinatown, Central Honiara as part of preserving the culture and value of the shells.This follows shell money being an...

    Taxi owners, drivers to address safety of girls

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    PUBLIC Transport owners and drivers have agreed to take initial steps to address Women and Girls’ safety on public transport in Honiara in a forum organized by Safer Cities for Girls, a project under...

    Aust commits to support gov’t in gender program

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPAACTING Australian High Commissioner Sally-Anne Vincent says Australia in partnership with Solomon Islands Government, continues to commit advancing gender equality and supporting women’s empowerment and leadership, agency and representation through strong support...

    Ta’uika Festival launched on Bellona Island

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    The Ta’uika Festival, held on November 2 and 3, 2021 on Bellona Island, Rennell Bellona Province, was inaugural hosting of the annual event developed over traditional fishing practices on catching Flying Fish.Hosted at Ahanga...

    Kelo – a cultural practice to settle feud and make peace in Choiseul

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    A traditional ceremony still practised today in Choiseul (Lauru) Province called ‘kelo’ is to bring peace, unity and strengthen relationships.During the head hunting era before Solomon Islands was colonised by Europeans, Kelo was the...

    Are’are landowners complete recording

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    THREE customary landholding groups in Masupa Village in the East ‘Are’are region of Malaita Province received their certificates of land recording completion in a hand-over ceremony yesterday,The certificates were handed over by the Ministry of...

    Country’s diverse cultures plays crucial role in tourism development

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    BY LYNTON AARON FILIATHE diversity of culture across Solomon Islands puts the country’s tourism market in the strong selling point, it is reported.The Solomon Islands National Tourism Development Strategy 2015 – 2019 highlights that...

    White River arts and cultural event coming up

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    First of its kind…..BY BARNABAS MANEBONAA community initiative in organising a three days event for the Community of White River is soon to start next month called the “White River Arts and Cultural Event”.The...

    Platform shows govt pledge to gender equality: MWYCFA

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLOTHE launch ofGender Responsive Peacebuilding in Extractive Industries in Isabel Province marks significant progress in national government’s commitment to advancing gender equality.Thompson Araia, women development division training co-ordinator, Ministry of Women...

    From White River to Nauru

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    How a young man overcame hardship to become police officerBY ALFRED PAGEPITUFinancially crippled as a young man in the Solomon Islands, Jonathan Paul Atanikakia has found his calling in the tiny Pacific nation of...