SIWIBA’s new board appointed

The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) has new elected its board to lead the group for the next two years. The appointments were made yesterday during the 4th annual general meeting (AGM) yesterday. A statement from SIWIBA said, three quarter of the members voted into the board are returning officers from the previous…

Students’ query difference in payment

A number of students studying in-country under the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) scholarship have questioned the National Training Unit (NTU) why there is a difference in their allowance payments. The students started receiving their semester 1 allowances last week and after cross checking with their friends, they found out that their figures were different. A…

Locals undergo training to fix HF radio

ABOUT twenty students who have undergone a three months training on how to fix radio have graduated this week in Honiara. Kwatech Radio and Electronic School conducted the training which focused on both theory and practical. About twenty participants involving both genders attended the short course to learn how to fix high frequency (HF) radios…

RDP making changes to rural communities

With roughly 80% of Solomon Islanders living in rural communities scattered over 90 inhabited islands and isolated locations, access to services and basic infrastructure such as clean water is limited. Since 2008, the Rural Development Program (RDP) has been implementing a community-driven development approach in more than 90% of the country’s rural wards. The program…

Rearmament of police officers

AS many have decided, there is great need for certain units of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to be rearmed as warranted by the nature of their duty following the recent ethnic tensions we had here. Two such units are the Maritime and VIP units. Not that alone, but as members of the…

Corruption considerations

GABRIEL, a Honiara writer, submitted a letter to the Editor of the Solomon Star newspaper, in which he claimed, “It is my considered view that the national budget (2015) being debated at the moment is a budget to continue funding corruption which is rampant nationally.” In a sovereign country like the Solomon Islands and with…

Rano and clients acquitted

THE Solomon Star and Island Sun newspapers on 25th March 2015 carried interesting news items about the above matter.  In those items, Wilson Rano boasted about the withdrawal of charges against him and his clients Nilton Chite and Rodney Hiva at the Central Magistrate court and claimed that the charges were acquitted because Ataban Tahu…

Delegation visits Bougainville

A delegation consisted of traditional leaders, Lauru Land Conference of Tribal Communities and provincial Government representatives from Choiseul Province recently went to Bougainville to hold preliminary discussion with autonomous Bougainville Government Peace and reconciliation Office for a border traditional leaders meeting concerning the situations of Bougainville Crisis effects and process to carry out reconciliation at…

Telekom completes new tower in Noro

MOBILE services in Noro, Western Province is expected to be restored soon after a new tower was constructed. For several weeks, network coverage within the township including cannery has been disrupted which also affected business houses. Just this week Our Telekom has successfully completed the tower that should enable network coverage in Noro in the…