ELECTIONS POWERS TRANSFERRED

Administration functions of Electoral Office to PM’s Office   ADMINISTRATIVE powers of elections have been transferred to the Office of the Prime Minister in a move seen as robbing the statutory independence of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC), it was revealed Tuesday. At the same time, it was revealed that some sections of the…

HCC schools to resume on 1st February

All schools under the Honiara City Council Education Authority will resume classes for the 2021 Academic year on 1st February 2021. The delay was endorsed and passed by the HCC Executive last week. In a statement issued by the HCC management, the reason is the delay in recruitment of school bursars with the late release…

VIRUS REACTIVATE

Patient previously tested negative is positive again ONE of the patients who previously tested negative for COVID-19 has tested positive again while in isolation. This was announced by Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare in his second nation-wide address for 2021 yesterday. Because of this, PM said, the number of COVID cases has increased to two after…

TRAGIC LOSS

Two lives lost, one in critical condition following fatal crash   TWO local seasonal workers are dead and one is in critical condition following an early morning car accident in Queensland, Australia. The unfortunate accident that took place in the early hours of Sunday morning has shocked the Solomon Islands community in Queensland, families, relatives,…

ENGLISH POOR

Leads to failure by students   Limited understanding of English has disadvantaged a lot of students from making it further to form seven this year.  Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD), National Examination Assessment Division (NEAD), Manager John Liliu revealed to local media last week.  Mr. Liliu said a lot of form six…

Plastic Wise Group to benefit from projects

THE Plastic Wise Group in Gizo, Western Province is preparing to take part in two new projects that will focus on waste management.  The first project will come from the Positive Change for Marine Life Organization through funding source from South Pacific Regional Environmental Program (SPREP). SPREP has stepped in to help after Plastic Wise…