Three communities in Isabel achieve ‘NOD’ status

Kolomamata, Sidu and Kuchira in Isabel province have earned their No Open Defecation (NOD) status on the 19th of December 2019 amidst well – deserved celebrations.  This brings the number of certified communities in Isabel province to eighteen.  These significant, remarkable and positive achievements thanks to the Government of Australia for improvement of Water Sanitation…

Siporae Tribal Forest declared Conservation Area

A SECOND Forest Conservation Area has been declared at Choiseul province, the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management, and Meteorology (MECCDMM) has revealed. The Siporae Tribal Forest Conservation Area has been launched and declared a protected area under the Protected Areas Act 2010 by the Minister for Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology…

19 locals end APTC Labour Mobility International prep course 

Nineteen (19) Solomon Islanders successfully completed a two-week Labour Mobility International Preparation course with the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC), aimed at preparing them to live and work in Australia under the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS). Delivered in Honiara from 2-13 December 2019, the training was APTC’s first-ever pilot project for selected participants who were…

Life changing wharf for Marovo to commence soon

A wharf project that is expected to transform and improve shipping services to more than 5000 people in ward 23 of Marovo constituency is expected to commence this year. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure Development (MID) Manasseh Maelanga with the Member of Parliament for Marovo constituency Chachabule Rebi Amoi made a site visit…

PM: cable system will boost development goals

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the government is pursuing major national development projects in the country. Speaking during the launching of the Taro Cable Station on Monday, Prime Minister Sogavare said the DCGA government is pursuing exciting developments in the sectors of agriculture, tourism, fisheries, forestry, mining, infrastructure and trade.  He said these major projects…

Suidani: top police officers should remain

Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has raised concern over policing in Malaita Province after information surfaced that most of the top cops serving in Malaita over the years will be posted elsewhere in the country.  Premier Suidani told this paper in an exclusive interview that Malaita, a province with the biggest population deserves to be…

Secondary school scholarships program 

In December 2019, Solomon Islands was among the first in the Pacific to sign on to an exciting new initiative when it confirmed its participation in Australia’s Pacific Secondary School Scholarships Program (PSSSP). The prestigious scholarship program will offer young Pacific Island students the opportunity to complete senior secondary school in Australia, develop necessary skills…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Rape charge to be substituted* Suspects back to court Feb 18* Alleged robber to face court, Fri Rape charge to be substituted Prosecution will be substituting the rape charge against a man accused of having sexual intercourse with an eight year-old girl in 2018. The accused was initially charged with one count of rape.…

Ming on coronavirus

THE local mainstream media and social media users are being encouraged to present factual information about the coronavirus outbreak to the citizens which might trigger panic. Speaking to members of the local media on Monday, Counsellor (Political) and Deputy Chief of Mission for the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Papua New Guinea…