USPSI registration closes

STUDENTS who wish to take studies at the University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USPSI) Campus in Honiara have the last chance to register/enroll by Friday (today). This came after the University’s decision to extend its registration date until Friday 7th August. The one week extension is to permit late students to register for…

GPG, MPs meet to discuss issues

AS PART of pushing social and economic developments in Guadalcanal forward, eight Members of Parliament (MP) from the province and the Guadalcanal Provincial Government (GPG) have held two separate meetings. This was highlighted by Premier Bartholomew Vavanga on Monday during the celebration to mark Guadalcanal Province day. The event was held at Nguvia Catholic station…

‘Public-private sector partnership way forward’

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government strongly believes a public –private sector partnership is a way forward to boost tourism industry in the country. He highlighted this when speaking before the Council of Tourism Ministers meeting yesterday at the second day of the meeting held at Heritage Park Hotel. “My…

No deal at tuna corp

SAN DIEGO & Brisbane, AUSTRALIA — South Pacific Tuna Company executives participating in the South Pacific Tuna Treaty negotiations this week in Brisbane, Australia, are reporting that at the conclusion of the three-day convening, the parties failed to reach an agreement that would renew the South Pacific Tuna Treaty. The 1987 treaty provides United States…

SWM participants visit prime sites

Counterpart participants from Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu attending the three days Solid Waste Management (SWM) workshop under J-PRISM sponsored for JICA yesterday visited prime sites in Honiara. Sites visited included St. Nicholas dchool, Panatina Valley Community and Ranadi landfill or dump site. The field trip to these sites was part of the…

SISA’s help attempt fails, students return

ATTEMPTS by the Solomon Islands Students Association’s (SISA) executive to help terminated students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) has failed. This was after the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) Dr Franco Rodie stood by National Training Committee’s (NTC) decision to terminate the students.…

Growing public distrust of gov’t

PUBLIC dissatisfaction with certain decisions of the Sogavare government is growing by the day. This is despite the huge public support it garnered during its early days. Today, the government appeared to have lost that support and trust. All because of the numerous controversial decisions it made since coming into power. Initially, the nation expects…

CNMI counts costs for Soudelor damage

RNZI: The cost of the devastation exacted by typhoon Soudelor in the Northern Marianas is expected to exceed $US20 million. The typhoon battered the Northern Marianas on Sunday night, damaging homes and infrastructure across the island. The Red Cross says there are 545 people in emergency shelters due to damage to their homes, loss of…

$2,000 bribe exposed

A MAGISTRATE Court official on Wednesday exposed a $2,000 cash bribe he was offered to alter court records. Jimmy Hanahunu, who is responsible for civil cases, decided to go public with the case to send a message to the community that bribery is a crime that officials like him will not tolerate. “This landowner from…