Tolia is still mines director

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Luza pledges to strengthen LCC

Newly appointed chairman to the Leadership Code Commission (LCC), Francis Cecil Luza, has pledged to strengthen the institution and address outstanding cases. Luza was chairman for the Trade Disputes Panel prior to his new appointment. He replaces Emmanuel Kouhota,who left LCC to become the chief magistrate recently. Luza said his new position will be challenging…

TDP without a chair

The Trade Disputes Panel (TDP) is currently without a chairman. This followed the departure of former chairman Francis Luza, who left last week to head the Leadership Code Commission (LCC). The panel also does not have a deputy chair following the departure of the holder last year. Caretaker Commerce Minister, Elizah Doromuala said TDP has…

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…