USP utilises new classrooms

THE University of the South Pacific, Solomon Islands (USPSI) campus is now using its newly completed classroom complex in Chinatown to host its daily tutorial and lectures. The new classroom building is located just opposite the Coronation Christian School at Chinatown and is owned by a Chinese businessman. The new location was necessary following last…

SIEA meets Fiu River landowners

SOLOMON Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) top officials have met this week to discuss the proposed Fiu River hydro project. Pradip Verma, Chief Executive Officer of SIEA, met the Task Force of the Customary Landowners on Tuesday. The meeting was facilitated by the Provincial Government in Auki and Honourable Peter Ramohia (Premier), Honourable AlickMaeaba (Deputy Premier),…

SI yet to be a WIPO member

SOLOMON Island is yet to become a registered member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Despite that the country continues to receive support from WIPO. Director of Culture Division in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) Dennis Marita revealed this during a two days draft Solomon Islands Intellectual Property Rights Strategy’ facilitated by…

Top Australian film crew coming

Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau(SIVB)  and Solomon Airlines have combined resources to host a major Australian travel film crew on an 11-day shoot in the country. A joint statement said, the visit by Channel Seven Australia’s ‘The Travel Bug’ is part of a major thrust aimed at showcasing the many and varied attractions the Solomon Islands…

Committee formed to look at assembly house relocation

A COMMITTEE has been established to discuss and look at options to relocate the current provincial assembly house. The first meeting was held on Wednesday. The seven committee members are; •      George S Lilo .MPA (south Rendova Ward) Chairperson •      Richard Tekifono (Speaker to the Assembly) Deputy Chairperson •      Wayne Maepioh ,MPA(Ngatokae Ward)Member •      Ramrakha…