Mataki: Relocation a huge challenge

Relocating those on the low lying atolls affected by climate change is a huge challenging. That’s according to Permanent Secretary Ministry of Environment and Conservation, Climate Change and Meteorology, Dr Melchior Mataki. “When we talk about relocating, you are relocating structures, cultures and even political attachments,” he said. “All these issues need to be looked…

24 women to contest polls

Twenty-four women are confirmed to contest the November 19 elections. This was confirmed in the final candidates list the Electoral Commission released, Friday. All provinces, except Renbel, will see at least one woman contesting. Malaita will see five women contesting amongst the 144 candidates. Another five will contest for the three Honiara seats. Central Honiara…

New water supply for Malaita villagers

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Students told to keep learning

Students of St Joseph’s Tenaru were told learning does not stop at the end of exams. Principal Abraham Hihiru made the reminder during the school’s graduation ceremony last Saturday. “I wish to remind you that the process of learning does not stop at the end of your exams,” he said. Hihiru also reminded the students…

Hundreds join in BSP clean-up

Hundreds of people joined Bank South Pacific’s 2014 GO GREEN Annual Clean-up day last Saturday, to clean up various schools and parts of the streets. The clean-up started after BSP’s Country Manager David Anderson launched the event at St Nicholas Secondary School in Honiara. St Nicholas is one of the participating schools. Staff from the…

Mataki: Managing waste is everybody’s business

MANAGING wastes should be everyone’s business and responsibility and should not be shoved around. Permanent Secretary responsible for environment Dr Melchior Mataki told stakeholders when addressing them on the status of waste management in Solomon Islands at a Workshop Towards Toilet Waste Recycling Pilot Project, last Friday. This project includes introducing of a new designed…

Auki drivers told to be cautious

DRIVERS in Auki, Malaita’s provincial capital, are urged to take responsibility while on the road. The call came in light of increasing number of road accidents in the past months. Resident Peter Maniasi said Auki is a very small town that does not require drivers moving at high speed. “I’m call on all drivers both…

Bara returns from police meet

THE director of the Police Academy, recently promoted Superintendent Ian Bara returned after attending the annual Pacific Police Training Advisory Group (PPTAG) in Brisbane, Australia from 20 to 24 October 2014. The PPTAG participants are from the Pacific Islands Forum member countries. The inception of the PPTAG initiative is a recent move towards capacity development…

Theatre group opens tour of Malaita

THE exciting European Union funded Women’s Theatre Company, Stages of Change, opened their week-long tour of Malaita with an action-packed performance at Auki Market, last Thursday. A large crowd turned up to witness the performance. Project coordinator Lanieta Leo said the group was happy to tour the province. She explained the idea behind establishing the…