Health workshop for rural leaders

More than 20 chairmen and secretaries of local clinics in North West Guadalcanal have successfully completed a two days training over the weekend. The training was facilitated by a team from Guadalcanal provincial health division with the support from the community leaders who allowed the venue for the workshop. The workshop was held in Visale…

Concerns over SI police re-arming

A Solomon Islands academic has sounded a note of caution about moves to re-arm the local police force. The government recently authorised the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) to commence the limited reintroduction of firearms into the Royal Solomon Islands Police.  Dr Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka, from the University of Hawai’i’s Center for Pacific…

‘Check your names’

All eligible voters who have registered under their constituency in the provinces have been reminded to check their names. An official from Solomon Islands electoral commission’s (SIEC) office said its important that voters must check for their names in the provisional list at their respective polling stations before the period for the omission and objection…

QBE donates $43k to Red Cross

QBE insurance international this week donated $43,000 to Solomon Islands Red Cross (SIRC) in Honiara. The money will go towards assisting the non-government organisation in its relief and humanitarian work in the country. Krista Galo from the company said its the first time for the company to donate money to Red Cross. She said the…

Installation of mini-milling machine soon

The installation of the palm oil mini-milling machine on Vangunu, Marovo lagoon, Western province is proposed to take place next month. Permanent secretary of the ministry of agriculture and livestock (MAL) Jimmi Salea revealed this yesterday while updating the paper on the progress of work at the site. He said at the moment construction is…

Mouku: Time to act

Retired seafarer and captain Elijah Mouku says the time to act on making sure all seafarers are qualified on basic safety certificate must be seriously considered. He said in support of the Solomon Island maritime division’s call on taking tough measures against seafarers who are working in inter-island vessels without any marine basic safety certificate…

Students questioned allowance cut

Government-funded students studying at the Divine Word University (DWU) in Madang Papua New Guinea are questioning a reduction of their allowances for this second semester. Report reaching this paper from the Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) in DWU said that the reduction of the allowances is ridiculous because each student receive little even not a…

MMF forms political party

Solomon Islands pressure group, the Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has formed a political party which will be known as the people’s progressive party (PPP). Technical Adviser to MMF, Martin Housanau said the PPP is the political wing of the MMF while the forum will remain a pressure group. He said the people’s progressive party will…