Seven charters arranged for students

THE National Training Unit (NTU) has arranged seven plane charters to fly students studying in Fiji this year.  NTU chief administration officer Hubert Gua revealed the arrangement this week as new and continuing students prepare to leave for Fiji for another year of study. He said the first charter will leave on January 27. “We’ve…

Local bus owners to re-submit proposal

THE INDIGENOUS Bus Owners Association of Solomon Islands (IBOASI) will re-submit their proposal to Honiara City Council after it failed to act on it since 2015. This came after buses have protested HCC’s re-introduced long bus route on Tuesday citing costs of fuel and bad road conditions in and on the outskirts of the city.…

MASI WELCOMES PM HOU’S ASSURANCE OF SUPPORT

The Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) has welcomed the assurance by Prime Minister Hon Rick Hou to continue the Prime Minister’s Media Excellence Award introduced by his predecessor. MASI President Deli Oso said the association welcomes and acknowledges Prime Minister Hou’s assurance. Mrs Oso said she and Members of the MASI Executive along with…

4 female officers promoted

FOUR female police officers are among 27 police officers who were being promoted to sergeant and senior sergeants’ ranks recently. Supervising Police Commissioner, Juanita Matanga told journalists at the commissioner’s weekly conference she made the announcement of the promotions on Thursday morning. “This morning, I announced the promotion of Non Commissioned Officers (NCO) or senior…

Police credit union clarified

SUPERVISING Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga says the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) executives have no power over the management of the Police Credit Union. Ms Matanga made this clarification on Thursday at the police commissioner’s weekly conference in relation to complaints raised by some of the Credit Union members last year. “For you information,…

Lack of space, says education minister

WHY STUDENTS UNPLACED By TEDDY KAFO LACK of space to slot in students performing below average has been one of the factors which resulted in some students unplaced in this year’s result. That’s according to Minister of Education John Dean Kuku. He said space in higher secondary forms has been one of the factors for…

27 police officers promoted

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) on Thursday announced the promotion of 27 of its officers to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant ranks after the opportunities for promotion were advertised within the force last year. The promotions include four female officers, two to senior sergeant rank and two to sergeant rank. Of the male officers,…

Rubbish collection resumes

RUBBISH collection in some suburbs in Honiara resumed on Thursday. This came after contractors hired by Honiara City Council had halted operation for more than three months following non-payment of their contracts. One of the contractors said the Council had paid up a monthly due last October which enabled them to resume operation. However, the…

Man killed in Choiseul logging road accident

POLICE officers in Taro, Choiseul Province, are currently investigating a traffic accident at Bukukuana logging camp, on the north-west side of the province, on 9 January 2018. The vehicle involved in the accident is owned by New Venture Limited, a logging company operating at Bukukuana, and was driven by an overseas employee of the company…

Impounded bechedemer have not been exported

BECHEDEMER Products from Malaita Outer Island (MOI) are not included in the first export of bechedemer December last year. Fisheries under secretary Ferral Lasi confirmed that the first consignment of BDM export does not include those impounded from MOI. First consignment of some of the bechedemer product was exported to Asian markets December last year…