VEHICLE SHORTAGE

Police only have 100 vehicles, says police chief By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   Police Commissioner Matthew Varley says the police force does not have many vehicles as people think. He was responding a questioned raised by a journalist at his weekly conference last week in relation to complaints made by the public in relation to the…

Aligegeo unveils new outfit

STUDENTS attending Aligegeo provincial secondary school this year will no longer use the famous yellow and blue uniform as the school now introduces a new pupils’ uniform. The school’s introduction of the new uniform also coincides with the introduction of new school badge and school motto. Aligegeo deputy principal Andy Tosasai confirmed this new development…

Stolen iphone returned

A FEMALE expat working for an international NGO here has expressed her joy at the return of her stolen iPhone last week. The woman has had her Phone snatched from her hand at the Borderline bus stop last month. “Thank you very much for the honesty shown by the one who returned it,” the woman,…

PM heads for MSG summit

Leaves on Monday with 7-member delegation Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela leaves today for the 21st Melanesia Spearhead Group (MSG) summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. He is leading a seven-member delegation. In Port Moresby, Houenipwela is expected to hand-over the MSG chairmanship to his PNG counterpart Peter O’Neill. This traditional handing over ceremony will…

Tutizama scores in debut

SOLOMON Islands international Tutizama Tanito gets off the mark as he scored in his OFC Champions League debut for Lae City Dwellers last Saturday in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Tutizama managed to put his name on the score sheet as Lae City Dwellers thrashed Tupapa Maraerenga 7-2 in the opening match of the OFC Champions League…

New solar project for Selwyn College

Selwyn Collage principal Reverend Bishop David Vunagi was impressed with the new solar hybrid power project designed for his school. The Solar hybrid power project was still under design stages by the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology. It was the first of its kind in the country and will also roll…

Learning Mandarin

Language of the times By LESLEY SANGA  THE growing importance of the Chinese language globally didn’t go unnoticed by Solomon Islands’ government. At its request, Taiwan responded by sponsoring the Mandarin teaching program here since 2012 as part of the partnership in education between the two countries. Committed to providing relevant and high quality teaching,…

Challenges of running coconut crushing mill

OPERATING a coconut crushing mill is a great income generating opportunity for many rural Solomon Islanders. But keeping the operation going and maintaining the crushing mill machine can be challenging and costly. Billy Funusulia looks after his community crushing mill at Gwa’adingale village, Malu’u, in north Malaita. He said the challenges faced by rural communities…