OAG is up to standard, says Cohen

ACTING Auditor General has dismissed an Island Sun front page story yesterday that claimed the Office of the Auditor General is not up to standard. “This is simply not an accurate description of the talk that I gave to Members of Parliament at their induction session on Wednesday 12 May 2015,” Acting Auditor General, Robert…

Govt plans to build Melanesian village

AS part of preparation to host the 2018 Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival in the country, government through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) plans to build Melanesian Village. This will be located at the southern end of the Festival of Pacific Arts (FOPA) Village. The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary (PS) John Wasi revealed this…

PM reminds MSG Police chiefs

Police Commissioners of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) countries have been reminded of their ‘serious’ responsibility to ensure the peace and safety of the Melanesian sub-region. The Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made the reminder in his key-note address to the fifth MSG Police Commissioners conference in Honiara on Wednesday morning. “You occupy very important positions…

SINU mathematics lecturer to Japan

A SOLOMON Islands National University (SINU) mathematics lecturer will be leaving to Japan on a six weeks mathematics scholarship funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Patrick Valusa, who is a mathematics lecturer at SINU, will be leaving on the 18th of this month to Japan to study a more advanced and effective way…

New SINUSA executive in charge

THE Solomon Islands National University students association (SINUSA) executive has formally conducted their handing over ceremony yesterday afternoon at Kukum campus. This was to allow newly elected executive for 2015/2016 to run the association. In his speech former president Wilson Mae congratulated his successor George Apato and told him to take over from where he…

Rain disrupts classes

CONTINUOUS heavy rainfall has disrupted classes in various schools in and around Auki town, Malaita province over the past days. The heavy rain started on Wednesday night and continued till yesterday morning which stops both teachers and students from turning up at school. Students from Auki Community High School, Auki Primary School, Aligegeo provincial secondary…

HCC, govt unite to tackle climate change

The Lord Mayor Alfrence Fatai, the Minister of Land, Housing and Survey Andrew Manepora’a, and the Minister of Environment Samuel Manetoali, have formally endorsed the UN-Habitat climate change vulnerability assessment for the City of Honiara. This report is part of UN-Habitat’s Cities and Climate Change Initiative involving cities throughout the Asia-Pacific region; including the Pacific…

PM acknoweldges induction program

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has acknowledged the Speaker of Parliament Ajilon Nasiu and his office staff in facilitating the MPs’ induction program. He was speaking at the opening of the Induction on Monday night. He also thanked the New South Wales politician Jonathan O’Dea for his presence to conduct the induction. Mr Sogavare said,…

Webpage vital for Womens Ministry

To have a website with content that is readily available is very important for clients to learn about the Ministry and its roles in the country says the Permanent Secretary of Women ,Youth and Children’s’ affair Ethel Sigimanu during the launching of the ministry’s new official website on Wednesday. The launching of the new official…