Changes brewing in the skills development sector

DON Bosco Technical Institute and the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) opened a new, state of the art hospitality training facility on Friday at Henderson. The new facility will be used by all students in the Certificate II Hospitality course being delivered through a collaborative partnership between Don Bosco Technical Institute and the APTC. The facility…

PM meets Taiwanese military personnel

TAIWANESE military officers engaged in a United States-Taiwan-Solomon Islands Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Relief and Health Emergency exercise in Honiara over the past three days, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare last Friday. The trilateral exercise saw the deployment of 10 military personnel of Taiwan and six military personnel of the United States…

Major highway ground-breaking this week

THE ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of the Kukum High Way Road Upgrading Project,will he held Wednesday 14th of September. The Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID)confirmed this. MID previously set the ground-breaking ceremony for 1stof this month (September) but now it has been moved to 14th of this month. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will…

CBSI hailed for gender inclusion policy here

THE 2016 Alliance for Financial Inclusion Global Policy Forum (AFI-GPF) under its Pacific regional sub-group have noted the efforts of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in championing gender-balance in its financial inclusion work. Members of the Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) under AFI highlighted this during their major panel session yesterday in front…

Chief reminds public to seek permission

VISALE chief Gaetano Chapavo has called on the public to seek permission before visiting areas in and around Visale, northwest Guadalcanal. Mr Chapavo said individuals, groups, schools, or any institution wanting to visit the Visale area must make their request known before arriving there. “I want to clarify here that from now on, if any…

Ex-bank officer changes plea

A FORMER ANZ bank officer who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $130,000 from the bank has changed her plea on Friday. Annie Ogoga was re-arraigned, Friday and this time she pleaded not guilty to two counts of larceny by a servant and one count of attempted larceny by servant. The change of plea was…

Man jailed for injuring in-law

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Chief magistrate clarifies court circuit

CHIEF Magistrate John Numapo has refuted a report in the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Cooperation (SIBC) last week claiming no court circuits were conducted at Malu’u and other districts in Malaita for some eight years or so. Speaking to the media on Friday, he said that report was totally incorrect. “For the record, there were two…

Taxi drivers file lawsuit again woman

A WOMAN accused of fraudulently obtaining $31,000 in the name of charity is facing a further five charges of false pretences. This time, her alleged victims were taxi drivers. Police alleged Wendy Rose Upwe’e hired five different taxis on various occasion without paying them. Wendy appeared in the Honiara Magistrates Court on Friday on these…