Apia-based USP students meet govt officials

DEPUTY Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga and Fisheries Minister Alfred Ghiro over the weekend met with the government funded students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Alafua Campus in Apia, Samoa. During the brief meeting the two leaders encouraged the local students to excel for academic excellence. Mr Maelanga told the students on…

Home-based care for babies training for health workers

TWENTY-FIVE health workers from Central province have completed a week of training on essential newborn care, including the promotion of breastfeeding. The training, which was held at provincial capital Tulagi, included area health supervisors, provincial programme coordinators and clinic nurses from six health zones within the province. It was jointly organised by UNICEF and the…

Boy, those kids can sing!

Solo Icon Last weekend, I was privileged to witness some of Solomon Islands’ best young performers competing on stage at the annual Solo Icon. I was even more privileged to present the awards to the winners in each category.  Boy, those kids can sing! This is the sixth year in which the High Commission has…

Ministers’ spouses assists care centre

THE Church of Melanesia’s Christian Care Centre (CCC) has been boosted with a timely donation of $34,000 cash, thanks to the spouses of the government ministers led by Prime Minister’s wife, Bronwyn Lilo. The donation was presented to the Care Centre’s coordinator, sister Doreen, at the Prime Minister’s Official residence at Vavaya Ridge. MrsLilo has…

Mataki: We want developments that transform lives

PERMANENT Secretary of the Ministry of Environment has stressed the importance of engaging in sustainable developments that transforms lives during the UN-SIDS Tina Hydro side event on Wednesday in Apia, Samoa. Dr Mataki said the government of Solomon Islands has seen the importance of partnerships in sustainable development and of course ensures these projects transform…

Tina Hydro project highlighted at SIDS

THE country’s flagship sustainable development project was highlighted at the third international conference on Small Island Developing States(SIDS) this week in Apia, Samoa. The local delegation to the conference headed by fisheries minister Alfred Ghiro gave the opening remarks highlighting why this project has been seen as NCRA’s flagship project that aims to achieve the…

Concern over delay in salary processing

THE delay in processing of salaries through accounts by one of the commercial banks in the country has not gone down well with some of its customers. ANZ customers in recent weeks have claimed a delay in the processing of their salaries through their bank accounts which resulted in some of them receiving their salary…

Lomlom inspection this Sunday

Director of aviation says the final inspection for the Lomlom runway will be done Sunday next week. George Satu in an interview on Thursday said the final inspection of Lomlom will be conducted on Sunday followed by an official opening. “I do know that parliament will dissolve next week but this does not stop me…