USP health week ends with a walk

Students, staff and family members of the University of South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands campus successfully ended their two weeks of health program with a morning walk. As part of concluding the event more than 400 people took part in a six kilometre walk yesterday from the USP head office at Lawson all the way…

Fisheries management workshop concludes

A TWO day workshop on Ecosystem Approach Fisheries Management (EAFM) held at Rarasu restaurant Auki, Malaita Province will end today. The two days workshop was organised and facilitate by World Fish Organization (WFO) based in Auki. The purpose of the training is to get update from each representative (participates) from the communities to present feedback…

GP plans to upgrade tourism facilities next year

Guadalcanal Provincial Tourism Office aims to improve all tourism facilities within the province by 2015. Jesinta Koli, Guadalcanal Provincial Tourism Office highlighted this when speaking during the official opening of a three days tourism training in Marau yesterday. Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) together with the Guadalcanal Provincial Tourism Office organised this three days…

17 to contest Central Kwara’ae

SEVENTEEN (17) intending candidates will contest for the Central Kwara’ae Constituency (CKC) seat, Malaita Province. A reliable source close to the paper confirmed this to the paper last night. He said that out of that seventeen intending candidates two (2) were females and fifteen (15) males including the former MP. The intending candidates are; outgoing…

Names drawn for ballot order

A draw to find out the order of names of all intending candidates that will appear in the voting ballot paper was staged yesterday for Guadalcanal Province and Honiara City Council Constituencies. This came after the close of nominations. The draw was conducted at the National Museum and was witnessed by election officials. The draw…

Single sales of cigarette to stop

STREET and market vendors are expected to do away with selling of single cigarettes when the Tobacco Control Regulations comes into full force. The regulation was gazetted by Cabinet in January as part of Government’s commitment to improving the health of Solomon Islanders. Under the Regulations, all tobacco packaging must display health warnings on 70%…