CLOUD OVER DCC GOV’T

PM leaves for Aust today despite uncertainty PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare leaves for Australia today amid fears a number of his ministers are scheming to bring him down from the top job. Since the sacking of two of his ministers and the reshuffling of others last week, cracks in the unity of the DCC government…

Mothers’ Union marks founder’s day in Auki

KEAVA Region Mother’s Union successfully commemorates Mary Sumner’s Day with prayers and celebrations in Auki. The two-day celebration which was hosted by the Auki Parish at the St Paul Anglican church to commemorate the founder of the Mother’s Union worldwide ended with a feast on Wednesday afternoon. A total of eight parishes attended the KEAVA…

$200 fine for Kwaso drinking

A MAN has been fined $200 on Thursday for drinking Kwaso in the Central Police Station in Honiara way back in 2010. This was after Jackson Seni entered a guilty plea to the charge of consuming liquor in public place. The maximum penalty for this offence is a fine of $2,000 or an imprisonment term…

SIWIBA members undergo training

The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) members have undertaken a three-day Innovative Entrepreneurship for Women in Business in Honiara. The three days training started on Tuesday at the SIWIBA Business Development Centre and concluded yesterday with a formal presentation of certificates to participants. Facilitators are from Israel, Ms. Reem Shachar who is the…

Three more to study in Japan

THREE Solomon Islanders will leave for Japan next week to undertake master degree studies in various fields. The trio had been awarded scholarships by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) through Pacific Leaders’ Education Assistance for the Development of States (Pacific-LEADS). “I am happy to announce today (yesterday) that three Solomon Islanders have been awarded…

New homes for APSD staff

ASIA Pacific Sustainable Development Rural Training Centre (APSD) in Fiu central Kwara’ae Malaita province has taken delivery of new a staff house and a student ablution block on Wednesday. The staff house and ablution block was funded by the Japanese government as part of friendship, partnership and working together with Solomon Islands government. The new…

Sofu hands over duties to Garu

FORMER Minister of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Stanley Festus Sofu yesterday handed over his ministerial portfolio to a new Minister, Moses Garu, who has taken over after the recent spate of reshuffles undertaken by DCCG. Minister Sofu will now look after the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) while Moses Garu from the Ministry…