Band aid concert cancelled

THE Government special fundraising committee set up to raise funds for the Australian bushfire has announced the cancellation of the second Band Aid concert planned for this Sunday 16th February. The committee has agreed to stage two Band Aid concerts as part of the fundraising efforts. It was for this reason that Honiara Bands Association…

8 dead, 4 survived

Bougainvilleans rescued after drifting for 32 days at sea By IAN M.KAUKUI Four out of 12 people from Buka in Bougainville have been rescued by a fishing boat after their boat capsized and drifted at sea since December 2019. On arrival on Saturday at the Solomon Islands International Ports, the survivors were then transported immediately…

Tina hydro to boost local jobs

PREPARATIONS for the construction of the access road to the Tina River Hydro-power Development in Central Guadalcanal are now underway and with it, approximately 145 newly created jobs for the local community will be available. Advertising to recruit local residents to fill these jobs has commenced and people are being urged to apply to work…

All 5-yo urged to join PPY

THE Ministry of Education and Human resource Development (MEHRD) has called on all parents to enrol their 5 years old into Pre-Primary Year (PPY) to get better education for them. Permanent Secretary Franco Rodie made the call during the launching of the MEHRD PPY program today in Honiara. “Dear parents enrol your 5-year-old into pre-primary…

Young Pitakaka Set to lead YECSI

  The Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) now has a new Coordinator. He is Emmanuel Pitakaka. Young Pitakaka replaces the outgoing coordinator John Wopereis. Hailed from Choiseul, Pitakaka is a recent graduate from the University of Waikato in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Laws.  Emmanuel is a young father and is passionate about…