Police gets praise

Community leaders in North West Guadalcanal and West Guadalcanal have praised the police for their quick action in apprehending and charging the suspect of the Paru Road block. The roadblock happened in North West Guadalcanal over the weekend. Community leaders in the area say the police quick response has helped boost public confidence in the…

AG’s advertisement goes online

IN a bid to attract more local and overseas applicants for the post of the Attorney General (AG), the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has resorted to advertising the post online. This came after the post was repeatedly advertisement through the local newspapers. Local lawyer Billy Titiulu is the current post holder. However,…

Japan’s commitment to education

THE Government of Japan has vowed to support basic education and the improvement of schools facilities in the country. Japanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands Kenichi Kimiya said this on Wednesday during the signing ceremony of a deal worth $647,836.84 for the construction of a new classroom and staff houses.  “The priority areas of our assistance…

Call to revive cocoa, coconut sector

THE Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government has been urged to support rural cocoa and coconut farmers. The chairman of the Malaita Cocoa and Coconut Research Development Association (MCCRDA) Peter Satu said, the support by government in its policy statement is important for the rural farmers. He said, its important that cocoa and coconut industry…

Final charter for students

THE last batch of government funded students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) main Laucala campus, Suva left on Wednesday. This brings to a total of nine charter flights organized by the Government through the Ministry of Education. More than 130 students were part of the final charter which departed 3pm on…

Tuvaruhu school joins health promo

Tuvaruhu School in Central Honiara has joined other Honiara City Council operated schools to receive a billboard as part of promoting health. The ‘Health Promoting School’ concept is an international movement. Significant international evidence indicates that education and health are closely related as health affects the capacity to learn, while learning provides necessary information and…

Travel card for professionals and businesses in MSG

The commitment by Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Trade Ministers under the Port Moresby Declaration to strengthen economic integration by enhancing connectivity through the development of an MSG Travel Card for business people is among the priority activities of the MSG Secretariat in 2015. The Ministerial instruction for liaison with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)…

USP briefs PM on the 4th USP Campus

The Vice Chancellor and President of USP, Professor Rajesh Chandra visited Solomon Islands to brief the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) on the role of the University in the region as well as on the development of the 4th Campus proposed for Ndoma, west of Honiara. He was accompanied by Mr. Jaindra Karan, Director of Development,…

Australia pulls plug on Forum talks

RNZI: The Australian government has decided to delay holding a Pacific Leader’s meeting to discuss the structure of regional bodies. The Fiji Sun reports that this has been revealed by the Australian High Commission in Suva. During last October’s visit to Fiji, the Australian foreign minister, Julie Bishop, proposed a meeting to look at the…

Students learn more about Telekom services

HUNDREDS of Solomon Islands National University (SINU) students and members of the public took time off on Thursday to learn more about the services offered by Our Telekom. Thursday marked day three of the Honiara road show sales promotion being conducted at the SINU Kukum campus.   The road show involved the sales of mobile phones…