SUAFA ECONOMIC GROWTH CENTRE GROUND BREAKING

THE National Government has set aside its differences with the Malaita Provincial Government by signing with the provincial government to allow work on Suafa Economic Growth Centre to proceed. The signing and ground breaking ceremony was conducted between the National Government, Malaita Provincial Government and Kwanai Trust Board when Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his…

Gov’t scholarships up for grabs

AN opportunities list containing108 courses under the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) fully-funded scholarships for 2023 are now up for grabs. Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) through the National Scholarship Division (NSD) at SITESA released the list of opportunities allowing locals to apply. It is unclear how many scholarship awards will be offered…

UNDP hosted discussions on corruption

UNITED Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted a round-table discussion recently to frame a Memorandum of Understanding to fight corruption within the country. A statement from UNDP said the discussion was held with SIICAC, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), the Director of Public Prosecutions, Internal Audit, and the Solomon Islands Financial Intelligence Unit. It…

STUDENTS, DRUG ADDICTS

Students taking Copen while attending classes A sad picture of students being addicted to the locally manufactured drug Copen is evident at schools in Western province. An education officer and parent relayed this during a one-day workshop focused on Child Policy Direction held in Gizo, Western province on Friday. The workshop was conducted by the…