Young Students Return From Fiji Convention

More than 50 primary students from Amoana Christian Academy (ACE) and Honiara Integrated Primary School (HIPS) arrived back in Honiara Sunday after attending a week-long convention in Fiji. The students attended the regional Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) facilitated under the Southern Cross Educational Enterprises program at the Vodafone Arena in Suva, Fiji. ACE schools from…

Guadalcanal weaving festival this week

THE inaugural Guadalcanal Weaving Festival will be taking place at Lela Beach in the Kakabona area, West of Honiara this week. A statement from the organisers said, the event will commence tomorrow from 1st to 7th August 2017. The festival is the first of its kind and is the result of a massive effort including…

Climate change, weather meeting here

The Solomon Islands Government, through Solomon Islands Meteorology Service (SIMS) is hosting two meetings to address the issue of climate change and natural disasters from a Meteorological Service responsibility. They will be held back to back at the FFA Centre, West Khola Ridge, Honiara, Solomon Islands between the 14th and 18th of August 2017. First,…

Pedestrian condemns reckless driver

Pedestrians walking along the Honiara City National Library walkway escaped a near fatal accident when a reckless driver drove his car onto the walkway last week. One of the pedestrians, David Mola said the car with the registered number plate MB 1740 drove out of the busy traffic onto the walkway opposite the library and…

[email protected] launches partnership with UNDP

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PM happy with ‘Waka Mere’

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was impressed with the initiatives of the “Waka Mere Commitment for Action” programme for women empowerment in the country’s business and labour market. The Prime Minister launched the programme in Honiara last Tuesday in the presence of the Minister of Commerce, Elijah Doromuala and the visiting the Australian Assistant Minister for…

PACER Plus could erode social services in Pacific says CTU

WELLINGTON, (RNZI) – New Zealand____s Council of Trade Unions said removal of trade tariffs in the Pacific would take away an important source of funding for social services. The council____s secretary Sam Huggard presented evidence to New Zealand Parliament____s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade select committee examining the progress on the PACER-Plus trade agreement. Huggard…

APTC partners with FHEC

The Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) and the Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC) have agreed to work collaboratively towards building the capacity of technical, vocational educationand training (TVET) in Fiji. Both institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to formalise their partnershipto implement joint initiatives and activities for development opportunities for those working in TVET,and…