Call to dissolve chief’s council

OUTSPOKEN land owner in Renbel Province, Jefter Tahungenga has lashed out angrily at the West Rennell Island Council of Chiefs, accusing them of failing to resolve mounting land disputes on the island. Mr  Tahungenga said  it is rather ridiculous to conclude why on earth the chiefs council of West Rennell had  kept very quiet and …

Premiers told to work together

PROVINCIAL premiers were told there is a need for mutual cooperation and support in order to realise the potentials of local resources. Guadalcanal Premier Bartholomew Vavanga said this during last week’s premiers’ conference which was co-hosted by Honiara City Council (HCC) and his province.  “I will utter the need for mutual cooperation and support of…

This is your day, graduates told

THIS day is your day you have demonstrated courage, hard work and dedication to your learning and as a result you have been awarded an Australian vocational qualification that recognised nationally and internationally, says the Chief Executive Officer of Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) Denis O’Brian. Speaking to mark the graduation yesterday in Honiara, Ms…

80 graduate from APTC here

EIGHTY Solomon Islanders graduated from the Australia –Pacific Technical College (ATPC) in Honiara, Tuesday. The graduation is the second of its kind held this year by ATPC in the country where the first was held early this year on the month of May. The 80 students graduated from a total of 14 different fields namely,…

Another day in paradise

No more than 1.5 degrees of warming, this is what governments and leaders across the Pacific Island Nations are calling for in the lead up to the COP21 being held later this year in Paris. Today marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, and there has been no better time to call for action…

Pageant show, a tourist attraction

THE staging of Miss Solomon pageant can bring tourists to our shores if it is an annual event in the Solomon Islands. This was highlighted by Glyn Joshua, the Director Commercial and Cruise department of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). He uttered the words in a press meeting with members of the local media during…

Recruitment for pageant show opens

THE recruitment for the Miss Solomon Islands pageant is now open to interested females with a Solomon Islands Nationality. This comes after the official launching of the event on Sunday by the organizer, Solomon Host and the platinum sponsor, Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). A statement from the organizers said that all formalities for sponsorship…

Lauru land conference held

A THREE days land conference was held last weekin the mid-remote village of Ogho in Varisi ward of North West Choiseul. The event which was held from the 5th to the 8th October was attended by more than one hundred delegates. This is the thirty forth (34) conference of the Lauru Land Conference of Tribal…