TVET Curriculum

Dear Editor – On your column on Sunday 5 March, 2017, there was a mention of an outdated TVET Curriculum for Life Skills by the Principal Curriculum Officer, Ms. Doris Riatako of the TVET Division in the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD). What has been featured was the outdated of TVET Curriculum…

Anti-Corruption Strategy

Dear Editor – The much anticipated, Anti-Corruption Strategy which is currently being debated in Parliament, has taken so long to have it passed as a Bill. The Anti- Corruption Strategy was seen by many as targeted towards Politicians, but in reality it was supposed to address corruption practices from all walks of life, from recipients…

‘Report info to police’

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) police commissioner Mathew Varley is appealing to anyone with information of violence activity to report to the police. Mr Varley was speaking during the weekly police media conference Thursday last week following reports stating that some Members of Parliament are facing threats for allegations of corruption. He said…

MYSTERY DEATH

Autopsy could not find cause of Saemala’s death in custody POST-MORTEM examination and lab tests result from Australia were unable to determine the cause of death of the late David Saemala who died in police custody last year, the brother of the deceased told the coronial inquiry. Solomon Saemala was giving evidence in the coronial…

Agents of change!

A close knit youths and elders from the Rennel and Bellona Province have had been agents of change in their province for the last seven years, running the annual Avaiki Adventist Youth Students Association (AAYSA) youth convention. AAYSA consists of youths, secondary and tertiary students from Rennel and Bellona who have been engaging in community…

Fuel tanker in action

North Malaita vessel goes into business When North Malaita MP Jimmy Lusibaea bought a fuel tanker instead of a passenger vessel for his constituency, some constituents went berserk. “North Malaita does not need a fuel tanker. We need a passenger ship,” were some of the complaints. But Lusibaea and his constituency committee have other plans.…