Advancing literacy through language

The READ program for 2020 received support from the British High Commission Brian Jones when he helped to fund some of the new teachers’ handbooks for selected Honiara schools.   The teachers from these schools will receive training on how to teach English as a spoken language, a statement from READ said.   “This is crucial! Children…

Bangladesh national found guilty 

A MAGISTRATE has found the Bangladesh national who cast his vote in last year’s National General Election (NGE) in Malaita guilty of the offences laid against him. Mia Mohammad Abdul Latif had been tried for charges of fraudulent voting and obtaining registration by false pretence. Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi at the end of the trial…

NEW TWIST IN $100B LOAN

Claims senior MPs may benefit from 11% interest By ANDREW FANASIA SENIOR Members of Parliament (MP) within the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) have a share in the $11 billion money earmarked for the broker Terry Wong. This is the latest claim from reliable sources within the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet…

West-4-Australia fundraiser enters final week

THE OFFICIAL ‘West-4-Australia Bushfire Victim Fundraiser’ (W4ABF) has entered its last week of fundraising despite bad weather patterns in the Western Province for most of the past month but an atmosphere of positivity spreading as organizers call for public support. The fundraiser spread out throughout the Western Province (WP) has picked momentum in Gizo town…

Tenants affected by demolishing exercise

Tenants that have resided at the KHY Seafront in Gizo, Western Province on Monday have expressed concern over the demolition exercise on their properties. The demolition operation was ordered by the Sheriff of the High Court last week.  As a result of the operation, many were left homeless with their properties. Police Response Unit (PRU) over…

WWII relics in trouble

WAR RELICS in the far Western Province is in danger of being sold off if authorities are not attentive about the matter and economic alternatives are not made possible for the people of Shortland Islands. Bernard Otuana a reigning chiefly representative residing in Gizo and a member of the Fauru, Mono and Alu (FAMOA) Council…