National statistics development strategy workshop

The Solomon Islands Government requires reliable statistical evidence to develop, implement and evaluate its increasingly diverse and complex sustainable economic development program. To achieve this goal, the National Statistics Office in the Ministry of Finance and Treasury is coordinating the formulation of the National Statistics Development Strategy, a 20-year plan to oversee the development of…

Wasi: Museum not fully utilized

The museum in the Solomon Islands is not fully utilized by our education fraternity, says the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Mr John Wasi. Mr Wasi highlighted this in his speech during the launching of the International Museum Day at the National Art Gallery grounds on Thursday. “I am very sad…

Auki’s help in Vanuatu applauded

POLICE patrol boat ‘Auki’ has returned yesterday after completing a “successful mission” in providing relief assistance to Vanuatu following the recent Cyclone PAM. Police commissioner, Frank Prendergast on Thursday during the weekly police media conference, said the mission was very successful according to the Vanuatu government and other stakeholders there. “It provided valuable support in…

Vanuatu mission dubbed a success

Welcome back, we are glad to have you back, we glad your mission is successful and very well-done says the Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast in a brief ceremony held at Aola bay to welcome Patrol Boat Auki from a two months humanitarian service in Vanuatu. In his statement Commissioner Frank said, what the 14 crew…

Malaita Premier visits South Malaita

A DELEGATION from the Malaita Provincial Government led by Premier Peter Channel Ramohia visited South Malaita over the past two weeks. The delegation included Mrs Premier Susan Ramohia, Provincial Minister for Finance and Administration Joe Heroáu for ward 25 and security officer David Su’umani. The delegation visited Uhu and Tawairoi communities from 9th May and…

SINU environmental students on look and learn

YEAR two students studying environmental science at the School of Natural Resources and Applied Science (SNRAS), Solomon Island National University (SINU) yesterday got the opportunity to learn about waste management and other environmental challenges. The students were on a look and learn visit to the newly completed training centre at Ranadi dumpsite, East Honiara. During…

Push to fight against violence on children

The visiting Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG), Marta Santos Pais along with the Solomon Islands Government are pushing to fight against violence against children. The visit into the country supplemented this effort, urging the government on a five year programme on eliminating violence against children. She acknowledged government’s efforts and progress made…

Floods destroy food gardens in E/Malaita

OVER a thousand food gardens in Malaita were reportedly destroyed by floods caused by last week’s heavy downpour. Namoia School Chairman Enoch Idui said Kwaibaita River in East Malaita bursted its banks and swept all gardens. Kwaibaita River separates East Kwara’ae and East Kwaio Constituencies. Mr Idui said damages caused by the River were just…

Event to showcase NGOs

The Development Services Exchange (DSE) over the past months had gathered non-government organisations (NGOs) together and established a committee for the civil society organizations (CSO) open day, in other words, a trade show for NGOs. This three days event is scheduled to kick off next week from Tuesday 26th May to Thursday 28th of May.…