Gov’t urged to pay border claims

Former Ombudsman John Smith Pitabelama urges the government to pay the claims of 437 former and serving officers who previously served at the Solomon-PNG border during the Bougainville crisis. Mr Pitabelama, who was also a former Police commander who served at the border, claimed the government would put the upcoming national elections at risk if…

2015 Demographic health survey set to go

The National Statistics Office (NSO) of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury is ready to conduct the second Solomon Islands Demographic Health Survey in 2015 (2015 SIDHS). SIDHS Communication Advocacy Affairs in a statement yesterday said this is the second Solomon Islands Health and Demography Survey to be conducted in Solomon Islands, after the first…

Network calls for respect

GUADALCANAL Civil Society Network has called on its eight national parliamentarians to respect the decision of Parliament Entitlement Commission to reduce the $400,000 terminal grant. Team leader, Stanley Vutiande said it’s not good leadership to show leaders demanding terminal grants from the government.He said it shows a ‘poverty mentality’ displayed by the national parliamentarians. “As…

UDP: Land reform important to boost economy

The United Democratic Party (UDP) vows to reform our customary land tenure system in Solomon Islands if in the event they formed the new government. Vice president of UDP Danny Philip made the statement at a press conference in Honiara Hotel yesterday. Philip told local reporters that their party is determined to implement that once…

Aligegeo to see improvement next year

MALAITA Provincial Principal Education Officer has reassured Aligegeo Provincial Secondary School (APSS) that his Ministry is fully committed to execute plans to improve the school its infrastructure early next year. This was highlighted during the school graduation ceremony on Friday. Mr Fred Ramoli said, that the Ministry is fully committed to execute its plans effectively…

Aligegeo stages graduation

MORE than 300 students at the Aligegeo Provincial Secondary School (APSS) near Auki, Malaita Province have graduated with certificates on Friday. This included forms three (3), five (5), six (6) and seven (7). The event began with a parade from the school entrance to the graduation hall. Delivering his speech, Principal of Aligegeo Mr. Robert…

More Novices and Priests admitted

THE Church of Melanesia’s Bishop Patterson Theological College at Tabalia/Kohimarama was packed over the weekend with people from North West Guadalcanal, Savo and Honiara. The three day gathering kicked off on Friday until Sunday to witness the admission of a good number of Novices and Priests. Relatives of those who were admitted joined the congregation…

Media seminar held successfully

A one day media seminar organised by Catholic Communication Solomons for members of Holy cross ministries was completed successfully at the Catholic communication apartment on Saturday. The seminar was attended by more than fifteen members of different ministries of the Holy Cross cathedral and was conducted by the staff of the Catholic Communication Solomons (CCS).…