Tourism training conducted for Marau operators

A Four days tourism training funded by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism was held in Marau, East Guadalcanal over the weekend. The training kicked off on Thursday and ended successfully on Saturday with final recommendations and word of thanks between them. Senior Research Tourism officer of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT), Laurie…

USP staff receive pay rise

The University of the South Pacific (USP) is pleased to announce a salary award for its Fiji-based Hourly Paid (HP) and Intermediate and Junior (I&J) staff. This is a result of further negotiations and consultations with USP’s management and The University of South Pacific Staff Union (USPSU). USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra said…

Pamua hosts graduation despite challenges

Despite of the numerous challenges it faced during the course of the 2014 academic year, St Stephen’s Community College Pamua in Makira/Ulawa province celebrated an important day in the school calendar last Friday, that was the prize giving and graduation ceremony. Parents, relatives, friends and members of the surrounding communities flocked to the relocation site…

Students encouraged to learn trade skills

Secondary school students of St Stephen’s Community College Pamua have been encouraged to enrol in Rural Training Centres (RTC) if they drop out of the formal education system. Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) assistant education secretary, Desmond Waita gave the encouragement during Pamua’s graduation ceremony last Friday. Church owned Pamua, apart from its primary and…

UN human rights review underway

A four days workshop on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Records is currently underway at the Heritage hotel. The review is a unique process which involves a periodic review of the human rights records of all 193 United Nation Member States. The UPR is a significant innovation of the…

More consultation recommended for NWCC shipping

While appreciating accessing of the $3.0 million from the National Government for a proposed shipping service for North West Choiseul Constituency by the out-going MP for the constituency, the public meeting for NWC constituents in Honiara held on Sunday 26th October, the meeting recommended that more consultations with the people in the constituencies be conducted…

‘Transparency vital for the private sector’

Effective partnerships with all sectors is Transparency Solomon Islands’ (TSI) main strategy in ensuring that all sectors must be included and involved in the effort to fight corruption in Solomon Islands. “The discussion of promoting transparency must not only with the public sector, civil society sector, churches, women organizations and youths. The private sector must…

443 to contest, names to be published this week

A total of 443 have been nominated to contest the November 19 National General Election. Solomon Islands Electoral Commission revealed this at the close of the withdrawal period at 4pm. However, the commission said the number may be subject to change after any notices of withdrawal of candidates are processed. Candidates had until 4pm yesterday…