IPAM wins international award

The Institute of Public Administration & Management (IPAM) receives pioneer recognition award in the ICDL Asia annual forum in Singapore on Wednesday 2nd April 2014. The award was received by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service, Mr. Ishmael Avui. The International Computer Drivers Licence (ICDL) Pioneer award recognizes IPAM as the very…

Landing craft undergo repair works

Washed ashore landing craft (LC) Ocean Grace is now at the Sasape International slipway in Tulagi, central province for overhaul and refitting. A crew and welder on board LC Ocean Grace told the Solomon  Star yesterday tha the landing craft is now currently at the Sasape slipway since Monday. “We are now in Tulagi to…

Pacific churches urged to stand with Solomons

CHURCHES throughout the Pacific have been urged to help communities affected by weekend flooding in the Solomon Islands.  Pacific Conference of Churches General Secretary, Reverend Francois Pihaatae said Christians had a duty to reach out to all those in need, regardless of faith or nationality.   “Earlier this year we were called to help our…

Global and regional rise of diseases spread by mosquitoes

THE Pacific is currently experiencing a growing epidemic of diseases spread by mosquitoes. The global concern for these diseases was highlighted yesterday, World Health Day; this year’s theme is vector-borne diseases. More than half the world’s population is at risk from diseases spread by vectors (mosquitoes, ticks or flies). In the Pacific, 21 documented outbreaks…

Border challenge for Pacific

THE region will be a haven for criminals, drug and human traffickers and money laundering if Customs organisations did not work together. And if those organisations lagged behind in their responsibilities and roles, the Pacific region would be a dumping ground for contraband goods.   This was the message by Fiji’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

CBR & stakeholders way forward 2014 & beyond

The training on Human Rights coordinated by the National Community Based Rehabilitation program targeting health workers and stakeholders in the country is seen as vital and timely in order that those responsible shall embark on programs and activities that will improve and enhance decisions on policies, work plans and activities and hence quality service delivery…

Flood affected Kwaibaita farmers

The recent bad weather and flash flood that affected parts of the country has also hit hard on rural farmers in Malaita province. Auki police said there were no reports reaching them about any damages. However only Atori police confirmed that the bad weather had affected farmers in East Malaita. Speaking to this paper from…