New look bus stop for Rove

Rove’s debilitated bus stop in west Honiara has been given a new look – thanks to Bank South Pacific (BSP). Taking three weekends of their family time, BSP’s Point Cruz and Ranadi branch staff gave the bus stop the much needed renovation and upgrade. Early this month, they completed the task and handed the Rove…

Financial education for schools important

The governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) Denton Rarawa says that work to include financial education within the curriculum is now progressing. Rarawa highlighted this during the 42 anniversary celebration of the CBSI organised in Honiara last week. “One of the financial inclusion objectives is to integrated financial education into the curriculum,…

Koela women end training

More than 30 women from Koela village in South Savo have successfully completed a two days training on Financial Literacy, last week. Report reaching Sunday star said they also set up a Koela Women’s Savings Club last week. Savo is an Island closest to the capital city, but access to financial institutions are lacking for…

Women’s Forum

Dear Editor – The forum meeting that was held in the National Parliament from Monday 11th to Friday 15th June was really helpful for senior, young and aspiring women leaders. It provides a practical forum to expose women to the realities of policy making and parliamentary engagement. I would like to register a word of…

‘Australia proud to support CSSI’

The Australian government is very proud to support the learning opportunity for Correctional Services of Solomon Islands, says DFAT Counselor for Justice and Governance in Solomon Islands, Ms Karryn Murray. Murray highlighted this, when speaking at the Queensland Correctional Services Academy Certificate presentation for local CSSI officials who have successfully completed their studies lately. The…

Double degree for young Irene

Barbara Irene Tatahu has made a big catch in her education journey after graduating with two degrees from the University of Goroka (UOG) this year. The 35-year-old Tatahu was one of the local students who graduated from the UOG open campus in Honiara recently, with a Bachelor Degree in Education and Management. There were more…

Gov’t must step in, says Ahea

The government of Solomon Islands must support the Diploma Correctional Administration and certificate in Correctional Practice at the Correctional Academy in Queensland, which is now benefiting CSSI officers. This was the message of the Acting commissioner of the Correctional Service of Solomon Islands (CSSI) William Ahea, when speaking at the graduation of the recent batch…

Swimmers settle in

Team Solomon Islands for the swimming Championship has settled in Port Moresby following their departure on Thursday. The team of nine swimmers and four officials are the first to arrive in the host city for the 12th Oceania Swimming Championships. The event will kick off in Port Moresby this week. Head coach Stance Belo is…

Dr Rodgers is new SPM

Former Director General of the Noumea-based Secretariat of the South Pacific Community Dr Jimmy Rodgers is the new Secretary to the Prime Minister. He was seen accompanying the Prime Minister Rick Hou last Saturday night during the official opening of the Bred Bank Solomon Ltd. Early this month the Ministry of Education and Human Resource…