Model for literacy learning to be set up

The Ministry of Education Human Resource Development’s Literacy Programme Management Unit (LPMU) is working towards establishing a model for literacy learning for primary schools in the country. The model will seek to address the declining literacy results in schools over the recent past, and to re-focus how teachers teach literacy in a multilingual context. With…

Literacy leaders forum ends

A three days literacy leader’s forum for education authorities throughout the country which started on Monday this week ended on Wednesday in Honiara. According Literacy Education Adviser Dr. Marie Quinn the Literacy Leader’s Forum was aimed at bringing all the education authorities together to talk about what they have been doing so far with literacy…

West Rennell taskforce

Dear Editor – Allowing me space again in your column so that I can respond to A. Jones regarding the above article, in Star Issue No.5952 on Thursday 20/08/15. I am sorry for him that he falls short to understand the points that I have raised in my article on 19th /08/2015. In fact my…

Need more road contractors in Temotu

NINE contractors are currently engaged in maintenance of roads in Temotu Province. The National Transport Fund (NTF) Secretariat and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development  have jointly confirmed this Under Secretary Technical of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development,Jimmy Nuake said four new contractors newly engaged on road works as of June this year had…

Materials for damaged Tikopia clinic delivered

WORK on the reconstruction of the only area health centre in Tikopia in Temotu province is set to kick off after building materials were delivered last week. Member of Parliament (MP) for VATUD Freda Tuki Soriacomua personally delivered the materials. The area health centre was damaged by the recent cyclone Pam.                                                      Apart from the reconstruction…

New clinic for Utupua proposed

PEOPLE living on the Island of Utupua in Temotu province will soon have a new permanent clinic building thanks to their Member of Parliament (MP) Freda Tuki Soriacomua. The MP for VATUD made the vow during a meeting held with the Temotu Provincial Government (TPG) health division fortnight ago at the Provincial office headquarter, Lata.…

Ministers unhappy

They were not consulted about reshuffling CABINET ministers who have been reshuffled last week are unhappy about their removal. Sources close to ministers concerned told the Solomon Star the recent swapping of portfolios does not go down well with the few ministers. Those reshuffled include former Minister for Forestry; Bodo Dettke had been reshuffled as…

Gov’t must deliver, insists Opposition

THE Prime Minister must deliver his Government’s promise to the people of Solomon Islands especially the promise made to Malaita province. That’s the call issued by the Parliamentary Opposition Group yesterday in a statement.  The Opposition Group said, as a responsible watchdog they have no intention or whatsoever to discredit the efforts taken by the…