SSPM’s defence lame and childish, says Opposition

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has described the response by the Secretary to Prime Minister Joseph Waleanisia in defending the Special Secretary to Prime Minister Rence Sore as ‘lame’ and ‘childish’. This follows Mr Waleanisia’s recent media statement on Wednesday this week to explain and defend the SSPM’s hiring of a room at Rock Haven, purposely…

USP graduation today

ABOUT 210 students studying at the University of South Pacific (USP) will be graduating today at Maranatha Hall Burnscreek area, east Honiara. This was confirmed by USPSI Coordinator Admin yesterday. Layson Leve said, the graduation ceremony will start 10am. Most of the students are from Laucala Campus in Fiji who have decided to graduate in…

On a fact-finding mission to border

THE Police, National Security & Correctional Service Commission (PNSCSC) will soon visit the nation’s border with Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the Western province. This was revealed by secretary to PNSCSC Wilson Orisi on Thursday. PNSCSC is one of the Parliamentary standing committees. He said, PNSCSC has realised that it has been a long time…

Disaster preparedness plan a must

VULNERABILITY of the country to natural disasters make it the business of everyone living in the country to have evacuation plans says the meteorological service director David Hiriasia. Mr.Hariasia made the plea in view of  past  experiences, during which  the country is always caught off guard by natural disaster phenomenon such as earthquakes, tsunami,  cyclones…

Students plan awareness talks

CENTRAL Malaita students studying at the University of South Pacific (USP) Laucala campus in Fiji are planning to conduct education awareness talks for schools back in their villages during their Christmas holiday. A member of the Central Malaita Students Association (CMSA) at USP, Feto Fiumae disclosed this to the Solomon Star. “We are planning these…

Five volcanic recording sites proposed

THE country will be in a better position to access early warning predictions of volcanic activities with the help of five new seismometers to be installed soon. Director of Meteorological Services, David Hiriasia said, the project of installing the machines and equipment will be funded by the World Bank. Mr Hiriasia however, could not disclose…

PNA calls to have observers on transhipments

NADI, (PACNEWS) —- The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) has called on the Tuna Commission to include fisheries observers in all transhipments taking place in the high seas. The issue was highlighted this week at the Pacific Tuna Forum underway in Nadi, Fiji. Largely unmonitored, transshipping involves fishing vessels – longliners – transferring their…