SI appointments for BSP staff

HONIARA, (THE NATIONAL) – Two of Bank South Pacific’s (BSP) Papua New Guinea-based staff members have been appointed to management roles in its Solomon Island operations.  Paul Kalai was appointed to manager retail operations and Theresa Kalivakoyo as financial controller of BSP Solomon Islands operations. Kalai’s brings with him over 20 years of banking experience.…

Keep our village clean to stop malaria!

In our continuous struggle to fight against malaria in Guadalcanal province, the provincial malaria program has organized a visit to Kobiloko village where is located on Westside of Guadalcanal island.  The trip was organized due to abnormal increase of cases reported from the said village by their nearby clinic. We found that there was some…

St Peter RTC, kindy open day

 St Peter Rural Training Centre (RTC) and the Kindergarten school in Gizo, Western province successfully conducted its open day on Friday. The Supervising Premier for the Western Provincial government officially declared the day opened.  Hon. Marlon Lopoto also declared open a new general workshop of learning for the training centre by cutting the ribbon after…

The fallen flag: Is it a premonition?

It was on the country’s 37th Independence Day celebrations that an extraordinary incident happened in front of heads of our Government, diplomats, visitors and our people. The country’s national flag had fallen during from the flag pole to the ground in what was described as a disgraceful and a bad omen for a country that…

Bodo’s inflexible policy

Dear Editor – I am writing this letter to you in response to not only the issue facing Evita Solomon Ltd but also in relation to the Sunday front page news featuring Minister of Forests Bodo Dettke again on his stance to clean up logging companies not operating legally or under proper license. The issue…

Child trafficking

Dear Editor – The media coverage on this issue recently should not take us by surprise. The officials from Save the Children and the MWYCA must have been living in another planet to have not noticed this. While these two might look at this issue from a different angle, I must say that this is…

United U16 women crowned champs

Western United U16 women’s team is the 2015 champion of the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) national women’s U16 soccer championship. United confirmed their victory over Guadalcanal after 120 minutes of play at the SIFF Academy football field. It was Rose Malefo who scored the winning goal after a 1-1 tie which saw the two…