Job scarcity is real

AT the closure of the two-week Worker Ready Pool (WRP) recruitment drive launched by the Labour Mobility Unit (LMU) on Friday 10th March, more than 15,000 Solomon Islanders have submitted their applications. It is a huge number. It sends a clear message to our leaders, the government and donors that our unemployment rate remains high.…

PM addresses Ministerial Conference of the Seventh day Adventist Church

The National Government enjoys a very cordial working relationship with all churches in the country. Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare MP and an ordained elder of the Seventh Day Adventist Church mentioned this while officially opening a weeklong Ministerial Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church last night. Prime Minister Sogavare said, Christian denominations believe…

Researchers must get permission

THE Government, through the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change & Disaster Management, has warned international researchers to apply for permission before conducting research in the country. The warning came about following reports of tourists conducting research while travelling to Rendova Island in Western province. This is for them to comply with the law of the…

TSL winners awarded

WINNERS of the 2022/2023 Telekom S-league (TSL) season were awarded their respective awards in an organized prize presentation night at the Pacific Crown hotel on Sunday. Champions Solomon Warriors were awarded gold medals and SBD$240K along with the TSL trophy, making it their seventh title since the inception of the TSL competition. Runner-up KOSSA FC…

US visa services to remain in PNG

VISA services will still be managed out of the United States Embassy in Papua New Guinea for those wishing to travel to the States. In a press conference at Heritage Park Hotel, United States National Security Council Coordinator for the Indo-Pacific Dr Kurt Campbell said the United States is aware that having the visa services…

Crafting awareness through art

TWENTY creative art students selected from three secondary schools in Honiara participated in a three day workshop on how to bring awareness to people through mural and graffiti art. This workshop is part of the South Pacific Community “Wake Up Project”. Participants were selected from Saint Nicholas, Mbua Valley, Coronation and Koloale secondary schools. Organisers…

APTC delivers skills to Solomon Islanders

With Australian support, the national workforce has been strengthened with 76 Solomon Islanders completing their training and graduating with Australian recognised qualifications in various technical and vocational skills through the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC). On 16 March, 40 men and 36 women received qualifications in 11 different technical and vocational programs such as Hospitality,…