Two primary schools sign grant contract

TWO primary schools have signed SBD$1.3 million grant contract for the construction of their classroom buildings with the Japanese government at the Japan Embassy on Tuesday. They are Ulunga in North West Malaita and Peava primary school in Marovo Lagoon, Western province. Under the grant contract Ulunga primary receives SBD$690,000 while Peava school receives SBD$630,000.…

SCHOOL DISPUTE

Kindergarten fights to stay open By LESLEY SANGA A KINDERGARTEN with more than 70 students in west Honiara is fighting to stay open following a dispute with a private education authority. Kids’ Home Kindergarten at Raffle Range has been operating under the Tamlan Education Authority since 2014. But last Friday, Tamlan Education Authority issued the…

In Parliament today

As set out in the Provisional Order Paper for today, Wednesday 28th February 2018:  Parliament will begin with prayers, followed by: Presentation of Papers and of Reports and Bills first reading PRESENTATION OF PAPERS AND OF REPORTS  By Mr. Ajilon Jasper Nasiu, Speaker of National Parliament:  Report of the Auditor-General of the Solomon Islands on…

Police chief visits Noro

POLICE Commissioner Matthew Varley yesterday took time out to visit Noro town in the Western Province. A statement from the Police Media Unit said, the visit was to brief the Noro Town Leaders and members of the community on the facts and findings of the police investigation into the accidental death of a young man…

Schools get Japan’s assistance

Two schools in the country have received assistance from the Japanese Government through the Grassroots & Human Security Project Grant, facilitated by the Japan Embassy in Honiara. The schools are Arnon Atomea Primary and Illia Primary Early Childhood Centre. Arnon Atomea is a school located in the heart of North Malaita and Illia is in…

Hou slams moves to oust ministers

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has denied any plans to sack ministers in his Cabinet. The Prime Minister issued a statement following a front-page article by Mr Alfred Sasako in the Island Sun on Monday, claiming that the Prime Minister could be dismissing five senior Ministers in his Cabinet. “These false rumors are advanced by people…

Murray’s hearing continues, Tuesday

The hearing of evidences on the million dollar fraud case of the former permanent secretary for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) Henry Murray and his wife Rose will continue today. This was after no hearing was conducted yesterday to allow prosecution to obtain documents from the bank and sort out documents for the court…

NURSES ISSUE STRIKE NOTICE

THE Solomon Islands Nurses Association (SINA) has issued a 28-day strike notice to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) last Friday over a possible breach by the Ministry over an agreement signed in 2007. National General Secretary of SINA Steven Maitani said under the Memorandum of Agreement, the Ministry of Health and the…

WHY POLICE INTERCEPTED

RSIPF explains why it intercepted 29 Bougainvilleans last week The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) says it had to intercept 29 Bougainvilleans traveling in three boats at sea near Vella la Vella Island in the Western Province on Tuesday 20 February because it had information that the group might pose a security risk to…