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…

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…

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…

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…