Taremae: Peace is a collective effort

Peace and reconciliation should be a collective effort, a caretaker minister says. Hypolite Taremae of the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation uttered this during the International World Peace Day last Sunday. “The government alone could not achieve peaceful coexistence and reconciliation for the country as this needs a multi-sectoral approach to address it,” Taremae said.…

SINU to introduce Accounting degree

SOLOMON Islands National University (SINU) is hoping to offer Bachelor of Accounting Degree programme next year. SINU Vice Chancellor Dr Glynn Galo announced this at the university’s Open Day, Thursday. Galo highlighted what the university have achieved so far in relations to its academic progress. He said they are currently working on the Bachelor of…

Villagers end bee training

More than 14 community reps in Small Malaita ended a three-week bee training at Afio, Small Malaita, Thursday. The training was funded by World Vision under its Community Economic Development Project (CED). The training taught the participants technics and methods of bee farming. The aim is to help improve the economic conditions and livelihood of…

Hope in second chance education

There’s a policy direction for second chance education for unfortunate secondary students who have fallen out of the education system. The policy direction was to have young people like pregnant single mothers in secondary schools, and expelled students from the system, to get back into the system. This was revealed by the Ministry of Education…

Gov’t warned on Gold Ridge

THE Government has been warned to consult landowners on any proposed sale of the Gold Ridge mine in Central Guadalcanal. Chairman of Gold Ridge Community and Landowners Council, Dick Douglas, issued the warning on Friday. He was responding to the special secretary to the Prime Minister, Dr Philip Tagini’s statement that the government is negotiating…

Police at Gizo arrest armed men

POLICE at Noro have arrested six male suspects following an armed robbery at one of the logging camps at North New Georgia, Western Province, Thursday. Police alleged the suspects from Kolombangara and Mase village who were armed with knives and axes, entered the logging camp and demanded money and threatened workers. When their demand wasn’t…

Afio records 8 measles cases

AFIO clinic in south Malaita says it had recorded eight cases of measles so far. Registered nurse Angelic Herowai said most of the cases were children. The latest case was that of a man in his 30s. The news came as the Ministry of Health denied reports that measles cases are slowly decreasing. Instead, the…

Measles cases rise dramatically

A DRAMATIC rise in cases of measles reminds the community that the fight against measles is not yet over. Reports that “measles cases are slowly decreasing” are inaccurate, Dr Aaron Oritaimae, Incident Controller of the Ministry of Health’s Emergency Operations Centre, said. “In fact, cases of measles are increasing and spreading throughout the provinces,” he…