NPF staff on retreat

WELL over 100 staff members of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (NPF) went on a retreat on Sunday. This was part of an organisation wide exercise to conduct its 2 year scheduled SWOT analysis and update NPF’s five year rolling business plan (2014-2019), reports reaching the paper said yesterday. During the retreat, NPF’s department…

Tuna recipes promotion for women’s expo

WOMEN who are taking part in the Women’s Innovation Expo will be showcasing different tuna recipes when the weeklong event opens today. This was said by the President of the Honiara Council of Women, Martha Alacky when speaking to this paper, Monday. “In this weeklong event, women participants of this expo will also be doing…

Noisy weekends

Dear Editor – Its becoming a concern and public nuisance to see people making noises throughout the day during the weekends without considering others. There are people who have organised wedding celebrations and parties from Friday to Sunday. And they just continue to celebrate by drinking alcohol and playing loud music as if they are…

Women’s expo is back

The Women’s  Innovative Expo is on again today at the National Art Gallery with an official opening set for 11am, Tuesday morning. The programme which is organized by the Honiara Council of Women is set to roll again for the third time this year. The first Women’s Innovative Expo was held early this year on…

MMF supports DCC’s priority to build Malaita

President of Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) Charles Dausabea says, MMF will remain supportive towards Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government’s commitment to fulfill major projects earmarked for Malaita Province. Mr Dausabea said, MMF wish to reaffirm its position they will continue to support DCC for the sole reason that the reigning government is prioritizing national…

New site for USP campus

THE GOVERNMENT has decided to reallocate a portion of land at the state owned King George Sixth school in East Honiara for the initial establishment of the fourth University of the South Pacific (USP) in Solomon Islands. This was announced last week by the Minister of Education Dr Derek Sikua during the university’s annual open…

Sir Paul slams Cabinet

The Cabinet has been accused of acting illegally when it decided to channel disaster relief funds through members of parliament instead of channeling them through the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO). Former MP and Speaker of parliament Sir Paul Tovua was critical against government action in disbursing disaster relief funds to members of parliament. He…

US interns heading here to document language

A SELECT group of interns is preparing in Dalas, United States, to undertake the fascinating, strenuous work of language and culture documentation in Solomon Islands. The seven interns—two linguists, two recording specialists, one dance expert, one music expert and a speaker of several of the local languages—will accompany Dr. Brenda Boerger to conduct fieldwork here.…

Training boosts RSIPF capabilities

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force is now at the forefront of regional capabilities to remove unexploded ordinance, thanks to training delivered by the Royal Australian Navy.  The RSIPF can now clear unexploded weapons from both sea and land, making the environment safer for the people of Solomon Islands. “The training the team has received…

Regional financial supervisors meeting here

THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) will host more than 25 regional financial supervisors and experts in Honiara this week during the annual meeting of the Association of Financial Supervisors of Pacific Countries (AFSPC). The 13th AFSPC meeting is jointly hosted by CBSI and the Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Centre (PFTAC) and will take…