Isabel MPs urged to work together

A Chief from Isabel has called on the three Members of Parliament from the province to seriously consider forming a working committee to assist in the implementation of infrastructure development programme of Isabel. Bugotu chief Hugh Bogese said this can be done in consultation with the Isabel provincial government under the leadership of Premier James…

Gov’t vehicle ditches into drain

A government vehicle ended its ride into a stream at the Vara Creek bridge early on Saturday morning. According to an eye witness from the community, the incident happened at 4:30am when the vehicle was travelling from the Tuvaruhu area towards China town. The eye-witness said no one was injured in the accident. “The vehicle…

Out Telekom unveils high speed internet

Our Telekom has announced the introduction of high speed, low latency Internet services to Honiara. The company said it had installed a new ground station for the O3b Network’s medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite service at Henderson, becoming the 11th operator in the Pacific region to implement this ground breaking technology. “Operating at a far…

Landowners want miners out

The Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification is urged to cancel Asia Pacific Investment Development’s (APID) mining lease. West Rennell Resource Owners Association made the call. APID was issued a licence late last year to carry out bauxite mining on Rennell island. But association president Jonathan Tohuika said landowners of West Rennell wanted the…

Sorcery is not part of our laws

The country is not in a position to legislate on sorcery, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs Fred Mesa says. He was speaking before the recent Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recently. Mesa was answering questions from PAC as to whether the country has any plans to include sorcery into its laws.…

PM tells of plans to bolster economy

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare received Taiwanese Minister Dr Chih-Wei Chiu, Friday. Dr Chiu was in Honiara as part of his tour of Taiwan’s Pacific ally countries. In his dialogue with Dr Chiu, Prime Minister Sogavare spoke about the Democratic Coalition for Change Government’s (DCCG’s) policy intentions to boost the national economy. The Prime Minister said…

PM underscores gov’t policy

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has reiterated the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) Policy Statement during the graduation ceremony of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU), Friday. He spoke on the theme “Empowered and Make a Difference”. Sogavare said that he was not surprised of how the theme coincides well with the DCCG Mission statement.…

Graduates told to make a difference

Graduating students of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have been urged to make a difference in the daily lives of our people. Manasseh Sogavare made the reminder as a challenge to the graduands during Friday’s graduation ceremony at the Maranatha hall, east Honiara. “For you the graduating students my challenge to you as the…

SINU to introduce degree courses

Solomon Islands National University (SINU) plans to introduce two additional degree courses next year. Vice chancellor Dr Glyn Galo revealed this Friday, during SINU’s second graduation ceremony that saw more than 1,000 students graduating. Galo said they intend to introduce degrees in Business Studies and Information Technology. Since its establishment in 2013, the only degree…

PM queries future of festival village

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has questioned the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) over its plans to convert the Festival of Pacific Arts Village into a cultural venue for custom events in the future. He raised the question in his speech during the graduation ceremony of SINU at the Maranatha Hall, Friday.  “My simple question out…