First female president for SINUSA

FOR the first time a female has been elected to lead the Solomon Islands National University Student Association (SINUSA). This follows a successful election being held on Monday. Ms Farlaii Floyd created history for the student’s body, when she was voted into the once male dominated position. She was the only female contesting with other…

Local Pacific-LEADS candidate, professor visits here

A LOCAL Solomon Islands student from the University of Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan accompanied by his Professor Kosuke Ito are currently in the country on a weeklong visit. Edward Maru is a master’s degree student and is also working at the Solomon Islands Meteorological Office, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management, & Meteorology (MECDMM).…

Benefits of forest highlighted

FOREST is very important resource because it can be used to generate energy for lighting, cooking, heating and many more. Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Forestry Vaeno Vigulu highlighted this on Wednesday during the International Day of Forest which was celebrated in Honiara. The theme for the celebration was: ‘Forests and Energy.’ “Forest in…

Bilateral deals to be reviewed

The existing bilateral programmes between Solomon Islands Government and Papua New Guinea (PNG) will soon come under review with the focus to improve on them. A statement from the Prime Minister Press Secretariat a joint working group consisting of Solomon Islands Government and Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government officials are being tasked to conduct the…

Giant African Snails killing kumara gardens

THE government must be serious in the fight against the invasive Giant African Snail. This was the statement of Wilson Rara of Matapona in North Guadalcanal. Mr Rara said currently the snail is destroying food gardens in the Matapona communities. “If the authority responsible wants to control this snail, they must be serious with it,”…

Blue economy conference ocean conservation

The Pacific Islands Development Forum’s (PIDF’s) Pacific Blue Economy Conference to be held in Honiara in August this year will focus on traditional knowledge, the latest innovations and lessons learnt and best practices to inform policies, sustainable management and conservation of ocean resources for the Pacific. Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon Milner…

Red Cross moves to extend its reach

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Pacific Community digitalizes education data collection in Kiribati

Tarawa, Kiribati – Kiribati Education Ministry officials have recently been trained by the Pacific Community (SPC) to use tablets for collecting data that would inform the education sector’s performance. SPC Education Management Information’s Systems Team Leader, Scott Pontifex explained that the officials and outer island representatives were trained to use the tablets for data collection…

West kwaraáe ward 4 leagues into round 2

The West kwaraáe ward 4 soccer league in Malaita province to enter into round matches at Dala North this weekend on Saturday. The round 2 matches will feature each soccer clubs in ward 4 of West Kwaraáe constituency appearing in competitive battle to claim top spot in second round stage. Speaking to Star Sport chairman…

Fiji soccer battle plan

SUVA, (FIJI TIMES)— Vodafone Fiji soccer coach Christopher Gamel says team organisation and the spirit of his players will be their shield against the All Whites in their World Cup qualifying match to be held at Lautoka____s Churchill Park this weekend. Gamel said he trusted his players even though they would have an uphill battle…