Japan funds new classrooms for Mase

THE Mase community high school in North New Georgia, Western Province will soon have a two story classroom building with two staff houses. This was made possible after a grant contract signing yesterday between the Japanese government and the school head teacher at the Japanese embassy office in Honiara. The project was approved after a…

Malaita’s policy statement launching set

MALAITA Provincial Government will launch its much awaited policy strategic statement next month. The policy statement dubbed ‘Malaita Alliance of Reform and Transformation’ (MART) was supposed to be launched this Friday. However, it was now deferred to March 12. A change of date happened following a request by the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to attend…

New GS for SINA

THE Solomon Islands Nursing Association (SINA) now has a new general secretary (GS) after the post was left vacant for four years. She is Sue Sikihi a retired nurse who serves in the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) for many years now. Yesterday Mrs Sikihi signed a two year contract to take up…

Australia supports innovative partnership on food fortification

THE Australian Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday with the national government, Delite Flour Mill, Solomon Rice Company Limited and other stakeholders on food fortification in the Solomon Islands. Australia helped broker the innovative public-private partnership between nine stakeholders, which will see commonly eaten food in the Solomon Islands fortified with micronutrients such as…

The obstacle to developing Malaita

MALAITA provincial executive met the new government for the second time this week. The first meeting was between premier Peter Ramohia and Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. The second was between Mr Ramohia and his executive and deputy prime minister Douglas Ete. Both meetings discussed proposed development projects for Malaita. Premier Ramohia, who assumed power for…