8 dead, 4 survived

Bougainvilleans rescued after drifting for 32 days at sea By IAN M.KAUKUI Four out of 12 people from Buka in Bougainville have been rescued by a fishing boat after their boat capsized and drifted at sea since December 2019. On arrival on Saturday at the Solomon Islands International Ports, the survivors were then transported immediately…

Tina hydro to boost local jobs

PREPARATIONS for the construction of the access road to the Tina River Hydro-power Development in Central Guadalcanal are now underway and with it, approximately 145 newly created jobs for the local community will be available. Advertising to recruit local residents to fill these jobs has commenced and people are being urged to apply to work…

All 5-yo urged to join PPY

THE Ministry of Education and Human resource Development (MEHRD) has called on all parents to enrol their 5 years old into Pre-Primary Year (PPY) to get better education for them. Permanent Secretary Franco Rodie made the call during the launching of the MEHRD PPY program today in Honiara. “Dear parents enrol your 5-year-old into pre-primary…

Young Pitakaka Set to lead YECSI

  The Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) now has a new Coordinator. He is Emmanuel Pitakaka. Young Pitakaka replaces the outgoing coordinator John Wopereis. Hailed from Choiseul, Pitakaka is a recent graduate from the University of Waikato in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Laws.  Emmanuel is a young father and is passionate about…

Think safety first: Police

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) appeals to members of the public throughout the country to   think safety first during the current bad weather.  The call is being made as the country continues to experience heavy rain and strong winds. Acting Commissioner of Police, Mostyn Mangau says, “Boats and vessel owners are urged to…

VIRUS TESTS NEGATIVE

No confirmed Coronavirus cases in Rennell: MHMS RESULTS of the four 4 suspected Coronavirus cases on board MV Expert berthing at Rennell, Renbell province has turned out negative. A statement from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services said the result was received late Thursday 06th Feb 2020 at 5:47pm by the Ministry of Health…

PM: need for improvement of economic well-being

The Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) recognizes the need for the improvement of economic well-being particularly targeting women, youth and the rural population. That’s according to the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, MP when he launched the “EziPei” eWallet service at the Heritage Park Hotel on Wednesday morning. This initiative will greatly improve and transform…