Joint effort to fight crime rate

POLICE and the Honiara City Council have reaffirmed their partnership to fight and reduce crime rate in the city. This was the message from the Minister of Police, Peter Shanel and Honiara City Mayor, Alfrence Fatai during the official opening of Chinatown Police Post on Friday. Mr Shanel said the government’s policy statement included putting…

Work on big wharf project sets to start

CONSTRUCTION work on the Japanese Government funded project for  improvement of the Honiara International Seaport Facility is set to begin following its ground breaking ceremony on Friday. The event was officiated by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and the Japanese ambassador to Solomon Islands, Kenichi Kimiya. The project entails the expansion of the current seaport facility…

Gov’t convenes thanksgiving service

THE Democratic Coalition for Change Government is holding a thanksgiving service tomorrow to thank God for its success in forming the government after the 19 November General Elections last year. Announcing the ecumenical service, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Douglas Ete said: “On behalf of the Democratic Coalition for Change Government, I…

USPSI secures new classrooms

THE University of the South Pacific, Solomon Islands (USPSI) campus has secured a new classroom building 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 April’s flash…

Second charter flight, Monday

A SECOND charter taking students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Fiji will leave Monday. The first charter left Wednesday. A spokesman from the National Training Unit (NTU) said 136 students were booked for the second charter flight. “The flight will depart Honiara to Nadi (Fiji) Monday afternoon,” the spokesman said.…

SIDT to partner with stakeholders

Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) is set to work collaboratively with stakeholders to oversee child-centred climate change adaptation programs. During a consultation meeting yesterday the stakeholders applauded projects implemented so far to fight climate change and welcomed initiatives the NGO has formulated. Stakeholders comprised representatives from Ministry of Education and Human Resources (MERHD) Development, Provincial…