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…

BAN YEAST!

Premier Suidani calls on govt to ban yeast to address kwaso issues The Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has called on the government to take a leading role in the fight against the illegally home-brewed alcohol locally known as ‘Kwaso.’ Premier Suidani in a statement said the government by now should come up with key…

$85M FOR COVID

Vaccines for all – Australia to provide $85million to procure and distribute vaccines THE Australian Government has committed SBD$85million to prepare the Solomon Islands for the roll-out of a mass vaccination campaign. This was announced by Dr. Lachlan Strahan Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands over the weekend.  He said Australia has committed $AUD 500…

Japan injects SBD$14.5m to fight corruption

THE Government of Japan will provide SBD 14,540,000 through the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) to support the fight against corruption in Solomon Islands. The Agreement was signed between the Japanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Morimoto Yasuhiro, and UNDP Solomon Islands Officer in Charge Ms. Olga Rabade at the UNDP Office conference room…

SCHOOL FEE PRESSURE

Gov’t must ease school fee pressure: Wale The Leader of Opposition, Hon. Wale, has called on the government to take steps to alleviate the burden of school fees on fee-payers for all levels of our education. Hon. Wale said families are struggling under the very hard economic times, adding that these hardships are made worse…