The helping hands from ROC

…touched by what they see here A good number of visiting health experts have been sent here already under ROC/Taiwan and Solomon Islands bilateral cooperation, the latest are a new leader for the Taiwan health Centre and two young doctors. The new leader for the Taiwan Health Center (THC) at the National Referral Hospital is…

‘Demonstration lessons important for schools here’

THE introduction of demonstration lessons in schools throughout the country is very important, says a Japanese volunteer who was a teacher at a school in Malaita. Yusuke Nishiyama was deployed to the Solomon Islands by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under the voluntary scheme called, the Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV). He is a…

Defiance!

Asian logger ignores court orders to land machines in West Guadalcanal AN Asian logging firm notorious for its disregard for forestry laws has landed inwest Guadalcanal, despite a High Court Order stopping them from doing so. And it is refusing to pull out its machineries even thoughthe court orders required them to do so. RichfieldTimber…

At 77, Aqorau gets her MBE

She may be 77, but Angeline Merle Aqorau displayed the stamina she possessed when she rose to receive her Queen’s Birthday award from acting Governor General Ajilon Nasiu on Friday at Lawson Tama. Mrs Aqorau was a recipient of the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) award, announced at last year’s Queen’s…

Taro island film wins UN award

A climate change documentary filmed about Taro Island, the provincial headquarters of Choiseul province, has won an UN award. The short film is described as one of the best examples of excellent journalism, covering the plight of humans facing the challenges of climate change related issue including relocation. “The multimedia production was an example of…

Parents want students home

Concerned parents who have their children studying at various universities in Papua New Guinea (PNG)have called on the responsible bodies to send the students home immediately. This came after four people were killed when police shot at protesting university students in Papua New Guinea’s capital Port Moresbyon Wednesday. “We want the government and the authorities…

Royalty amount queried

Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) and its mining contractor Bintan may have underpaid royalties due to landowners of west Rennell. Although operations have been suspended, no royalty payout has been made and received by people of West Rennell. Sources reveal to the Sunday Star this may be so if a review of exported consignment samples…