New tool to boost literacy

MAJURO, MARSHALL ISLANDS – An Asian Development Bank (ADB)-assisted pilot project with financing from Japan is using an innovative new education tool to boost literacy and numeracy development in the North Pacific. Results from the first use of the Early Grade Learning Assessment (EGLA) instrument were unveiled by ADB at a presentation during the 29th…

PM meets Fiu hydro task force

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Monday met the Fiu Hydro Land and Resource Owners Taskforce where he was presented with the group’s strategic work plan for 2015-2017. The Fiu Land and Resource Owners comprised of various landowning groups and tribes involved in the Fiu Hydro Power Project on Malaita. In December 2011, the twenty eight…

USP to open doors for public

THE University of the South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands Campus will open its door to the general public as part of celebrating its (USP) Open Day, Friday 7th next week. The Open Day which held annually in every semester two is a very crucial day in the university’s calendar.  “USP Open Day is a day…

Fiu bridge poses risk

Fiu bridge in Central Kwarae, Malaita province is posing a risk to most vehicles and travelling public. The recent Cyclone Racquel had caused the river to flood which resulted in the western end of the bridge being eaten away. A visit to the site early this week most of the vehicles traveling between the Northern…

West Guale communities complete business training

MORE than 20 villagers from within four communities of North Guadalcanal have successfully completed a week long business training, on Friday the 17th of this month. The training was funded by the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, through the Guadalcanal provincial office and was facilitated by Solomon Islands Small Business Enterprises Centre (SISBEC), a service…

Central reviews 2014 Draft Federal Constitution

Participants of Central Province have started reviewing the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution of Solomon Islands during the Province’s awareness program on Monday 27 July 2015 in Tulagi. Participants included professionals, women, youth and chief representatives and Members of the Provincial Assembly (MPAs). Premier Hon. Selwyn Mapuli officially opened the program during its first meeting…

Operators told to settle bills, license

TOURISM operators in Marovo Lagoon, Western Province who fails to pay up their bed levy and business registration with Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau(SIVB)have received letters reminding them to settle their outstanding payment and register their accommodation or they will face the law. About seven operators in Marovo lagoon who are yet to settle their bed…

Operators told to build standard accommodation

TOURISM operators in Marovo Lagoon, Western Province have been urged to build standard and simple accommodation. Officials from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) and Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) highlighted this during a two days tour to some of the tourism operators within the Lagoon last week. The aim of the visit was…

The Galilee project

Delivering an essential transport vessel to the Catholic Diocese of Gizo in the Western Province is a need.  Gizo Diocese is an area with close to one hundred islands spreading over 300km of sea, has been given a mandate to become more involved in providing and running schools and training centers, and currently has 14…

Pathfinders hike program ends

Pathfinders in North Malaita region have successfully ended a hike program over the weekend. According to John Andrew Kiri reporting from that region said that the program started last Monday and concluded last Friday. “The program was a very special one because the pathfinders were able to walk while visiting six SDA communities in the…