National statistics development strategy workshop

The Solomon Islands Government requires reliable statistical evidence to develop, implement and evaluate its increasingly diverse and complex sustainable economic development program. To achieve this goal, the National Statistics Office in the Ministry of Finance and Treasury is coordinating the formulation of the National Statistics Development Strategy, a 20-year plan to oversee the development of…

Wasi: Museum not fully utilized

The museum in the Solomon Islands is not fully utilized by our education fraternity, says the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Mr John Wasi. Mr Wasi highlighted this in his speech during the launching of the International Museum Day at the National Art Gallery grounds on Thursday. “I am very sad…

Auki’s help in Vanuatu applauded

POLICE patrol boat ‘Auki’ has returned yesterday after completing a “successful mission” in providing relief assistance to Vanuatu following the recent Cyclone PAM. Police commissioner, Frank Prendergast on Thursday during the weekly police media conference, said the mission was very successful according to the Vanuatu government and other stakeholders there. “It provided valuable support in…

Vanuatu mission dubbed a success

Welcome back, we are glad to have you back, we glad your mission is successful and very well-done says the Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast in a brief ceremony held at Aola bay to welcome Patrol Boat Auki from a two months humanitarian service in Vanuatu. In his statement Commissioner Frank said, what the 14 crew…

Malaita Premier visits South Malaita

A DELEGATION from the Malaita Provincial Government led by Premier Peter Channel Ramohia visited South Malaita over the past two weeks. The delegation included Mrs Premier Susan Ramohia, Provincial Minister for Finance and Administration Joe Heroáu for ward 25 and security officer David Su’umani. The delegation visited Uhu and Tawairoi communities from 9th May and…

SINU environmental students on look and learn

YEAR two students studying environmental science at the School of Natural Resources and Applied Science (SNRAS), Solomon Island National University (SINU) yesterday got the opportunity to learn about waste management and other environmental challenges. The students were on a look and learn visit to the newly completed training centre at Ranadi dumpsite, East Honiara. During…

Pacific conference delegates renew regional commitment to ending violence against children

NADI, FIJI  – As the Pacific conference on Ending Violence Against Children came to a close yesterday, UNICEF East Asia Pacific Regional Director, Mr. Daniel Toole reminded delegates that  “Raising awareness about violence is not about blame, it is about healing the whole family, encouraging mutual respect between children and adults, building stronger families and…

Push to fight against violence on children

The visiting Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG), Marta Santos Pais along with the Solomon Islands Government are pushing to fight against violence against children. The visit into the country supplemented this effort, urging the government on a five year programme on eliminating violence against children. She acknowledged government’s efforts and progress made…