Lack of space, says education minister

WHY STUDENTS UNPLACED By TEDDY KAFO LACK of space to slot in students performing below average has been one of the factors which resulted in some students unplaced in this year’s result. That’s according to Minister of Education John Dean Kuku. He said space in higher secondary forms has been one of the factors for…

27 police officers promoted

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) on Thursday announced the promotion of 27 of its officers to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant ranks after the opportunities for promotion were advertised within the force last year. The promotions include four female officers, two to senior sergeant rank and two to sergeant rank. Of the male officers,…

Rubbish collection resumes

RUBBISH collection in some suburbs in Honiara resumed on Thursday. This came after contractors hired by Honiara City Council had halted operation for more than three months following non-payment of their contracts. One of the contractors said the Council had paid up a monthly due last October which enabled them to resume operation. However, the…

Man killed in Choiseul logging road accident

POLICE officers in Taro, Choiseul Province, are currently investigating a traffic accident at Bukukuana logging camp, on the north-west side of the province, on 9 January 2018. The vehicle involved in the accident is owned by New Venture Limited, a logging company operating at Bukukuana, and was driven by an overseas employee of the company…

Impounded bechedemer have not been exported

BECHEDEMER Products from Malaita Outer Island (MOI) are not included in the first export of bechedemer December last year. Fisheries under secretary Ferral Lasi confirmed that the first consignment of BDM export does not include those impounded from MOI. First consignment of some of the bechedemer product was exported to Asian markets December last year…

READ SI making impacts in villages

READ SI had impacted 170 villages last year through providing literacy classes to villagers and training of local teachers. This was done through phase one and phase two of the programme. In phase one, READ SI which stands for “Resources for Education to Advance Development in Solomon Islands” taught 34 villages on how to read…

Tree branch kills man

POLICE in Gizo are investigating the death of a 48-year-old male after he was hit by the branch of a tree at Maravari Village, Vella La Vella, Western Province, on 8 January 2018. It was alleged that the deceased was chopping a tree when it fell down on another nearby tree down during, which a…

Council fails to collect revenue

HONIARA City Council has failed to rake in approximately millions of dollars of revenue from establishments in Honiara, according to the council’s Finance chair Eric Tema. In an exclusive interview on Wednesday, Mr Tema said the council’s finance does not rake in more revenues since post-ethnic tension period to date. “According to reports from our…

No data on bus numbers in city

HONIARA City Council has no data of buses operating in the city on public roads over the past years. This was revealed by City Councillor Eddie Ngava, when he met with the interim Bus task-force on Tuesday. Spokesperson for the interim bus task-force, Walter Maesugea said Mr Ngava told them that HCC will provide new…