Youths end training

MORE than 30 youths around Honiara have successfully completed a youth innovation workshop on Wednesday. The “Solomon Islands Youth Innovation Training and Planning Workshop was funded and organised by United Nations Peace-building Fund (UNPBF) project. The workshop introduced participants to the concept of innovation to help them understand entrepreneurship, social innovation and peace-building whilst sharing…

Youths mark their day

INTERNATIONAL Youth Day falls on 13th of August every year and was celebrated yesterday at the Multi-Purpose Hall, along with the opening of a Youth Hub. Friday’s event was marked with colorful activities from the youth groups around Honiara, who put on dances and music. Attending the youth program were the acting Permanent Secretary (PS)…

RSIPF mount security operations for Pacific Met Meetings

RSIPF will mount an operation to provide security for delegates attending the 4th Meeting of the Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC) and the 2nd Pacific Ministerial Meteorology Meeting(PMMM) which be held in Honiara from 14 – 18 August 2017. The meeting will bring together PMC’s members, Cabinet Ministers responsible for meteorology and senior government officials from…

Malaita provincial workers confused

MALAITA provincial government employees are currently doing less work, because their departments have no funds to implement their programme activities. Reports reaching Solomon star in Auki said provincial workers claim that the current Malaita provincial administration is very weak and has no money as shown by the recent delayed payment of workers’ salaries. It stated…

Premier Siapu: ‘you are my worry’

‘YOU are our concern, you are the worry of the Premier’s Office, you are the concern of the Executive government and the Ministers; you are our sleepless nights.’ Those are the sentiments of the Premier of Makira/Ulawa Province Stanley Siapu during the 2nd Appointed Day celebration last week. “Yes, I did outline the current Provincial…

Contract farming forward for agriculture

Contract farming will be the next bandwagon for Solomon islands agricultural producers to access markets, capital and increased productivity. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Jimmy Saelea made this sounding at the opening of a FAO sponsored contract farming planning workshop for nationals in Honiara this week. The workshop is organized…

CLOUD OVER DCC GOV’T

PM leaves for Aust today despite uncertainty PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare leaves for Australia today amid fears a number of his ministers are scheming to bring him down from the top job. Since the sacking of two of his ministers and the reshuffling of others last week, cracks in the unity of the DCC government…

$200 fine for Kwaso drinking

A MAN has been fined $200 on Thursday for drinking Kwaso in the Central Police Station in Honiara way back in 2010. This was after Jackson Seni entered a guilty plea to the charge of consuming liquor in public place. The maximum penalty for this offence is a fine of $2,000 or an imprisonment term…

Three more to study in Japan

THREE Solomon Islanders will leave for Japan next week to undertake master degree studies in various fields. The trio had been awarded scholarships by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) through Pacific Leaders’ Education Assistance for the Development of States (Pacific-LEADS). “I am happy to announce today (yesterday) that three Solomon Islanders have been awarded…

New homes for APSD staff

ASIA Pacific Sustainable Development Rural Training Centre (APSD) in Fiu central Kwara’ae Malaita province has taken delivery of new a staff house and a student ablution block on Wednesday. The staff house and ablution block was funded by the Japanese government as part of friendship, partnership and working together with Solomon Islands government. The new…