Help at our doorstep

UK publisher offers to assist primary teachers and students here IN the recent Pacific Education Conference (PEC) held in Majuro, on 28th -31st July 2015, Christopher Jolly highlighted the importance of our children’s basic learning from primary to secondary Education level . To meet children’s need, his team developed the Jolly phonic programme. The Jolly…

BIG EYE ends on high note

THE Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency-led OPERATION BIG EYE 2015 (OPBE15) aimed at curbing illegal fishing throughout the central and south Pacific, ended successfully, Friday. This operation is one of a series of four monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) operations conducted in the region which FFA member countries are involved in. BIG EYE, or its…

US expert to lead seminar for women here

U.S. entrepreneurship expert Samira Cook Gaines will give women entrepreneurs the insight and skills they need to get ahead in business during her August 14-18 visit to Honiara. During her visit, Gaines will highlight the importance of women’s entrepreneurship to the economic development and growth of Solomon Islands. She will lead motivational and practical workshops…

Weape shares vision for province

PREMIER of Makira-Ulawa Province Thomas Weape says it is the vision of his government to ensure that the people of the province enjoy the benefits of their natural resources in a sustainable manner. Mr Weape made the remarks in his address at the province’s 32nd Second Appointed Day Anniversary at the provincial headquarters of Kirakira…

Mandarin class to open at SINU

THE Republic of China (Taiwan) Embassy in Honiara, in association with Solomon Islands National University (SINU), will launch a Chinese Mandarin class designed for the public here to catch up with the international trend of “Chinese language learning rush.” The embassy has introduced Chinese Mandarin at SINU as the first foreign language program in its…

12 students to study in Taiwan

12 local students from around the country will be flying to Taiwan to undergoing further studies after receiving their scholarship awards and tickets yesterday (Thursday). They will be studying Mandarin Language at the Fugen Catholic University for one year before going for major courses at various universities there. The recipients will take off 25th this…

Netters’ battles continue into round eight

The 2015 Honiara Netball Association (HNA) League enters round eight today with another 13 exciting matches scheduled for Lawson Tama Netball Courts. According to HNA President Shalom Akao, three matches have been set down for the Premier Division, two for the Premier Reserve Division and four matches for both Division A and B. Matches will…

HFA organises ‘School League’

THE Honiara Football Association (HFA) will be organising a school league for all interested schools within Honiara as of this month. HFA general secretary Leonard Paia said HFA will tap into the young talents group of school students after the successful completion of the HFA League. “Now that the league is over, HFA Executive is…

DCCG’s pledge fulfilling: PS

PERMANENT SECRETARY of the Ministry of Home Affair says the recent handing over of the International standard Boxing Ring to the Solomon Islands Amateur Boxing Federation (SIABF) this week is a first step of fulfillment of the DCC government’s pledged to sporting federations in the country. George Palua made the comments when he handed over…