POB SAFE, SAYS CBSI

Central bank defends operations of Pan Oceanic Bank By JOHN AATAI CUSTOMERS of Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) are advised to stay calm amidst claims the bank may be forced to close down soon. The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) says the claims, which were made in an email that has been widely circulated, were…

Celebrating Feast Day of St. Therese

DMI (Daughters of Mary Immaculate) Sisters of Visale Parish celebrated the Feast Day of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus on Monday 1st of October at Vutulaka, Visale Mission station, Northwest Guadalcanal. Among the Feast Day celebration at the DMI sisters’ headquarter were Fr. Iuvens Rapasia and Fr. Casmero. It was a successful event as…

Workshop equips local designers

HONIARA-based local designers gathered yesterday morning to learn about the craft and skill behind fashion designing. The training was held at APTC training room organized by the Solomon Islands Creative Writers Association and facilitated by a designer and artist Luke Gegeu. Speaking to Paoa FM News Mr Gegeu expressed the significance of trade drawing and…

Training for Malaita justices

MALAITA province will have the first local Authorized justices who will have the power to issue the Interim Protection Order ((IPO) on crimes related to the Family Protection Act (FPA). Fifteen local Authorised justices are currently being trained on the Family Protection Act. The training aims to build their capacity and increase their knowledge of…

New project to enhance student learning

THE Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Dr Franco Rodie has highlighted a new project to help the ministry develop and access e-learning science materials for teaching and learning. This was stated at the opening of a four-day World Teacher Day event in Auki on Tuesday. The project will start next…

Talks to open Anuha airfield

ANUHA Island, known as the Pearl of the Solomons, may spring back to life as the government sets to re-open Anuha airfield in Central Province. After 30 years of negligence after the resort closed in 1988, there is renewed hope as the Government has continued talks with landowners (LOs) of the area. A high-level government…

Man found with firearms faces court

THE Papua New Guinea (PNG) national who is accused of possessing a rifle without a license in Honiara will be appearing in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court today, Thursday. Dilys Tulosoi of Bougainville is facing a charge of possession of firearms and ammunition without licence. This would be his second appearance in court after he was…

New labour deal with CITREC

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has launched a new initiative with Canadian International Training & Education Corp of Canada [CITREC] that will further strengthen the labour mobility relations between Canada and Solomon Islands. This new initiative will introduce eligible Solomon Islands nationals to an expedited stream for Canadian Permanent Residency which comes with permanent jobs into…

NZ Parliamentary delegation here

THE Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives (Parliament), Rt Hon Trevor Mallard and eight members of the New Zealand Parliament met with the Speaker of National Parliament Ajilon Nasiu and Parliamentary Officials, Wednesday. During the meeting Mr Nasiu highlights the challenges faced by the National Parliament and at the same time he thanked…