Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference successful

VAKA Pasifiki Education Conference has ended on Wednesday night with a “thankyou” dinner, hosted by Dr Franco Rodie, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, on behalf of the Solomon Islands Government. The Mendana Hotel venue was packed as Solomon Islands and international conference participants mingled and socially engaged. “The final…

Late Sir Peter given highest honour

THE LATE Sir Peter Kenilorea was bestowed the Star of Solomon Islands Medal during the 38th Independence celebration at Lawson Tama on Thursday. This was for his long, dedicated and outstanding service to the Government and People of Solomon Islands in the fields of National Politics, Education, Civil Service, Parliamentary Services, Peace and Community Development.…

Turning trash into cash

‘Another man’s trash is another’s treasure’ is a saying fitting for Stewart Maui of Rennell Bellona and his two Malaitan friends. Hundreds of logs harvested by logging companies operating in Rennell Bellona have been left to rot but Maui and his friends from Malaita thought the logs were not worthless. Shipping furniture to the isolated…

Wells are jewels to Islanders

WHILE some people enjoy fresh drinking water from taps at their doorsteps, people in many parts of the country see wells as jewels – precious in ensuring survival. Imagine the most remote small Islands that have no fresh water. The only source of fresh water for drinking, cooking and washing is from dug-out wells. But…

Boxing concludes, Team Mala bags 4 golds

The 2016 Solomon Games Boxing competition has concluded bouts with Team Malaita dominating the sport with four gold medals. The four gold medals were won by Junior Oto, John Kaloka, Polycap Bonave and Rowan Tapera. Choiseul snatched two gold medals while Isabel, Western and Honiara scooped one each for their teams. Aloysion Arabatu and Hosea…

Voting gets underway in Nauru

RNZI: Polling stations are now open in Nauru for the 2016 general election. Nearly eight thousand eligible voters are expected to cast their ballots, Saturday. Sixty seven candidates, four of whom are women, are competing for 19 parliamentary seats across Nauru’s eight multi-member constituencies. Twelve polling stations opened at nine o’clock this morning and will…

Vanuatu volleyballers win again

RNZI – Vanuatu have continued their winning start at the beach volleyball World Continental Cup finals in Russia. The country’s top pairing of Linline Matauatu and Miller Pata defeated Colombia’s Diana Rio and Yuli Ayala 21-8 21-10. However Vanuatu’s second team of Loti Joe and Sherysyn Toko were again beaten in straight sets, against Colombia’s…