Samoa lay down early marker

OFC: Samoa have signaled their intentions at the 2016 OFC U-20 Championship Preliminary tournament by overpowering neigbours American Samoa 5-0, while hosts Tonga and Cook Islands were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw in the other match on the opening day. Kicking off proceedings against Cook Islands at the Loto-Tonga Soka Centre in Nuku’alofa,…

Tourists fly into Malaita

SIX overseas tourists landed in a private aircraft at Gwaunaru’u Airport in Malaita last Friday, three weeks after the airfield was reopened. They spent two nights before flying over to Marau on Guadalcanal. Richard Misi of RITZ Tourism Logistics, who organised the tour, said the tourists visited to see the kind of life people lived…

Forestry awareness held in Mala schools

THE Auki Reforestation Unit officers have successfully conducted forestry awareness in nine schools around Malaita. They included Gwaidingale Community High School (CHS), Dala CHS,Faiako CHS,Gwauaoa CHS, Gwaigeo CHS,Kilusakwalo CHS, Daulusu CHS,Sinasau CHS and Alota’a CHS from the month of April and May 2016. According to the Auki principal forest officer Rony Aiwewe, the main objectives…

New Catholic Archbishop of Honiara

A new Archbishop for the Catholic Church of Solomon Islands was been announced by His Holiness, Pope Francis in Rome at lunch yesterday Rome time. He is Bishop Christopher Cardone OP, (Dominican Friars Order) is the new Archbishop for the Archdiocese of Honiara, succeeding Archbishop Adrian Thomas Smith SM, who has been the Archbishop for…

Peace, the way to national unity

Dear Editor – As the Solomon Islands prepares to celebrate its 38th Anniversary of Independence, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, I believe from a government press statement, has chosen the theme, ‘Embracing Peace for Nation Building’ for this year’s celebration which all citizens’ should reflect upon to move the country forward. Nation building and the theme…

New measures at NRH

THE National Referral Hospital (NRH) this week announced one of the new measures it is implementing as part of efforts to cut costs. It’s this. It will no longer feed guardians looking after sick patients admitted at the hospital. NRH’s chief executive officer Dr Steve Aumanu said this practise will cease as of Friday next…

NTU to facilitate students’ repatriation

THE Ministry of Education’s National Training Unit is facilitating the repatriation of Solomon Islands students studying Papua New Guinea universities. The government after closely monitoring the political situation in PNG agreed to bring home students studying at UPNG, University of Technology (UNITECH) and University of Goroka (UOG). The planned repatriation of SI students is a…

Hospital reduces meals

The National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara will no longer feeds guardians that look after any sick patient being admitted, as part of efforts to improve nutrition, counter malnutrition on patients and save costs. This new system will come into effect on Friday the 1st of July next month, the Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO)…