Day: October 11, 2017

Youths complete peace and livelihood training

The third batch of youths enrolled in the peacebuilding and livelihood skills training were honoured in a graduation ceremony this week. The training is delivered in partnership with the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace, UN Peacebuilding programme (UNDP and UN Women) and Coconut Technology Centre (CTC). Twenty youths from rural communities in South Guadalcanal and North Malaita attended the 2 weeks training that ended on October 9 2017. At the graduation ceremony, Mr Agus Wandi, Project Manager for the UN Peacebuilding Project in Solomon Islands congratulated the youths and encouraged them to be proud of where they...

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Churches, agents of change through WV’s Channels of Hope program

In the Solomon Islands where more than 90 percent of the population are identified as Christian, Churches can play a significant role as agents of change to reduce gender-based violence by partnering with World Vision through its Channels of Hope (CoH) project. This was the main focus of a week-long workshop recently completed at the World Vision Country office in Honiara. This workshop is one key follow up action of a Church Leaders’ Conference in early September organised by Solomon Islands Christian Association (SICA) and Solomon Islands Full Gospel Associations (SIFCA) and facilitated by World Vision. The conference recommends...

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Kukum Traffic Police attend vehicle accident in West Honiara

Kukum Traffic Police in Honiara have arrested a 39 year-old male involved in an accident at Lengakiki Road in West Honiara on Sunday 8 October 2017. “The driver of the silver white caldina car was tested by traffic police using a breathalyser and his blood alcohol was 0.139% which was above the prescribed level of 0.050%,” says Deputy Director of Kukum Traffic Centre Hugo Maelasi. Mr Maelasi adds: “The driver had been formally charged with three counts including allegation of careless driving, presence of alcohol in person’s blood above the prescribed level” and driving without a driver’s license, released...

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Caucus supports ACB going back to Parliament

The Government Caucus yesterday gave its full approval for the Anti-Corruption Bill to be returned to Parliament as announced by the Prime Minister early this week. “Yes the Caucus gave its approval yesterday,” a top Government insider told SBMonline this morning. The Caucus approval is a major development as earlier media reports suggested that Caucus was opposed to approving the bill to return to Parliament. “I can confirm Caucus approved it and now we wait for Cabinet on Thursday,” our source said. Caucus is made up of all the Government MPs, both ministers and backbenchers, whilst the Cabinet consists...

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