Scripture Union students camp out

MORE than one hundred Scripture Union (SU) students from secondary schools in Honiara are currently on a weeklong camp at Balasuna COC Bible Training School, North Central Guadalcanal starting yesterday. The program is being organised by Scripture Union for its students to have their time out with Bible sessions and educational talks from other organisations…

Surviving Disappointment

Disappointment is inevitable. That is because life can never consistently live up to our expectations.  I have a friend who involved in church ministry for many years. However, one day without knowing what his wife had in mind, he took his boys for a fishing trip and the wife decided to stay and do some…

Our economy to grow

The Solomon Islands economy is projected to grow by 3.5 percent over the medium term. That’s according to the East Asia Pacific Economic Update released by the World Bank on Monday. The report highlighted that direct investment, the resumption of mining activities investments in fishing processing plants and information technology will boost growth for the…

Momis wants to re-open Panguna mine

BUKA, (PNG LOOP) – If Bougainville’s caretaker president John Momis is re-elected in next month’s elections his government will immediately begin discussions on re-opening the Panguna mine. The huge mine was the catalyst for the civil war that engulfed the Papua New Guinea autonomous region for much of the 1990s. Momis says a resumption of…

Support for staged limited rearmament

A community leader in Honiara supports the decision of the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) to approve a staged limited rearmament of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). Pastor David Komasi of the Assembly of God Gateway Church in the Alligator Creek community, East Honiara expressed his support for the limited rearmament during community consultations…

Officers to undergo training in Singapore

The Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Islands (CAASI), the Singapore Government through His Excellency Mr Mathews, Singapore non-residence High Commissioner to the South Pacific Forum and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force joint partnership in facilitating on-the-job-training(OJT) for the Airport police at the Honiara International Airport to train in Singapore for a week. In a…

Sewage threat

Ranadi dumpsite sewage waste treatment poses risk LACK of proper sewage waste management at the Ranadi dumpsite in East Honiara poses greater risk to human lives if there are no proper storage and treatment facility in place.  This was revealed by the Ranadi dumpsite Land Field officer Joe Kelesi from the Honiara City Council during…

Australia funds new CBR centre for Isabel

AUSTRALIA under its SWIM program will be building a new Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) centre for People with Special Needs in Isabel province. About six Australian volunteers who helped funded the project left Honiara on Friday with building materials on-board MV Uta Princess to kick off the project. The centre will be erected at the…