SINU academic staff end professional development training

Solomon Islands National University (SINU) academic staff can now teach more professionally after successfully completed a five-week professional development training. A statement from the University said, the professional training was conducted by Dr Elly Govers, an overseas expert in providing training in teaching methods and assessment practices. The service of Dr Elly Govers was funded…

Tourism workshop at Bita’ama ends

A THREE days tourism operators’ training was organized at Bita’ama North Malaita last week. According to John Andrew Kiri from the area the training was organized by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism which attracted 20 participants from Lau Lagoon to Bita’ama. “It was an interesting training which motivated the operators in the Northern region…

Wharf upgrading in West ready to start

WORK on rehabilitating of Gizo main wharf and Vonunu wharf on Vella La Vella, in Western Province is set to kick off.   This was confirmed by Jimmy Nuake head of the National Transport Fund (NTF) secretariat and the Under Secretary within the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID). In a statement, hee said, a contractor is…

Support for ADB project to put women in top jobs

NUKU’ALOFA, (ADB) – Tongan businesses and government agencies have embraced an opportunity to build the leadership potential of their female staff through participation in an Asian Development Bank (ADB) international training and mentoring project. The Ministry of Commerce, Tourism and Labour; Tonga Power; Pacific Retail Ltd; and ANZ Bank are some of the Tongan entities…

Sick patients get help

Sick patients of Tangarare mini Hospital were glad to receive goods from the Catholic women of Kukum Parish in the Archdioceses of Honiara last weekend. Kukum Catholic women’s group last weekend presented the mixed goods to sick patients of Tangarare mini Hospital. The goods presented include a 20kg Sol rice, 12 tins of Solomon blue…

Future geologists, mining engineers trained

AXIOM Mining Limited has offered opportunity for six science and engineering university students to workwith experienced geologists in Isabel province, exploring what could well be one of the Pacific’s largest nickel deposits. A statement from mining company on Tuesday said, the students spend more than a month on the island. Five of the students are…

Creativity showcased at expo

THE first day of the Women’s Innovation Expo on Tuesday has seen quiet a large number of talented local women showcasing their products. One of which is the, Arial Seeds with their modified flip-flops with beads braced onto its belts.    Speaking to this paper yesterday, a member of the skilful and creative women’s group decided…

Women’s innovation expo underway

THE THIRD Honiara Council of Women (HCW) innovative expo for 2015 since its establishment early this year is currently underway at the National Art Gallery grounds. Tuesday’s official opening has seen various women groups and individuals living in Honiara, showcasing their products, as well as providing reliable services that the populace of Honiara can explore.…

NZ gov’t lauded for help

THE New Zealand government through the High Commissioner’s agency in Honiara has been acknowledged by the Honiara Council of Women (HCW) for donating a marquee and tents yesterday. It was given to the women’s group as support from the High commissioner’s office for outdoor activities. Upon receiving the gifts, the President of HCW Martha Alacky…