DIVIT RTC held graduation

DIVIT Rural Training Centre (RTC) in North West Guadalcanal on Thursday held its 2019 annual graduation ceremony with 30 students completing their studies. At the ceremony 19 students received their certificates in the area of life skills, two with carpentry and 9 with agriculture certificates to make it 30 in total. In her opening speech, School…

San Isidro stages graduation

SAN Isidro Christian Care Centre in Visale, North West Guadalcanal has successfully held its 2019 annual graduation over the weekend.  The graduation began with a procession, followed by a Holy Mass conducted by Retired Bishop Adrian Smith, speeches and presentation of certificates and equipment.  North West Guadalcanal Solomon Star Stringer John Toki said a total…

Sir David installed as 7th Chief SI Scouts

Governor General (GG) Sir Rt Rev David Vunagi has been installed as the Seventh Chief Scout of the Solomon Islands Scout Association (SISA). Sir Rt Rev David was installed on Thursday by the Solomon Islands’ Scout Association (SISA) with the assistance of visiting top officials from the Asia Pacific Regional Office of World Organisation of the Scout…

Push for Self rule

Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani assures Malaita public that MARA government is willing to push behind the idea of self-determination for Malaita province. Premier Suidani made the announcement on Thursday in a public forum held at the Auki central market after Malaita provincial executive received a submission from Malaita for Democracy (M4D) on Wednesday urging MARA…

RSIPF supports Shortland women for 16 days of activism

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) supported women in the Shortland Islands Western Province to coordinate the 16 days activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) campaign at Nila Catholic Mission on 25 November 2019. Police Forward Command Post (PFCP) Commander, Kulitanai Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu says, “About 200 women, youth and children…

16 Days Activism program launched in Gizo

SEVERAL hundreds of women in and around Gizo, Western province came together on Monday to launch the 16 days of activism against gender based violence. It was led by the Ministry of Youth, Women Children and Family Affairs (WYCFA) and supported by UN Woman, Safenet and a number of non government organisations.   The event started…

Wale queries removal of TTM signboard

OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale has expressed concerns over a move taken by the government to take down a sign board belonging to the former Taiwanese Technical Mission (TTM) at the King George Farm, an act he described to be ill and uncalled for. Wale in a statement said that the Opposition understands after the controversial…

BIG CALL

Top educationist calls for compulsory education By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   EDUCATION should be made compulsory for the nation’s children, a top educationist has suggested. Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Dr Franco Rodie, offered the suggestion when opening the 5th Education Authority Conference at Tavanipupu Resort in Marau, east Guadalcanal, Monday. “I…