PM says SI values Australia relationship

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela says Solomon Islands value the excellent relationship it has with the Australian Government and its people. He uttered the statement when addressing the Australian High Commissioner Mr Roderick Brazier and Australian nationals during the Australian Day celebrations at the Australian High Commissioner’s residence in Honiara last Thursday. Mr Houenipwela said on…

Group proud of savings club

THE Helicon Savings Group of Kilusakwalo in central Kwara’ae say they are proud to become a successful savings club in Malaita. The group made a record savings of $120,000 in the last financial year. Helicon Savings Group was supported by World Vision, through its community development program, to improve life and overcome poverty through its…

Learning Mandarin!

I CAME across an interesting encounter in 2016. It occurred at China town when I went to buy a drink. In that shop was another young man approaching the Chinese woman sitting behind the tiller. I took my soft drink and followed him to make the purchase. While waiting for my turn, I overheard the…

TOURISM

An industry with great potential By SAMSON SADE & RONALD TOITO’ONA SOLOMON Islands have been rated as a country that has so many potentials for tourism development. But the unequal shares and spoils of the industry throughout the country are evident and one can tell that there is more that needs to be done to…

Police destroy last blue boat

POLICE last Friday destroyed the last remaining blue boat in the Iron Bottom Sound. Deputy Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga said police were given the responsibility to carry out the destruction of the last blue boat by the Ministry of Fisheries. Two other boats were earlier destroyed by locals with the advice of Fisheries.  “This blue…

700 offered scholarships

A TOTAL of 700 students will be sponsored by the government as new intakes (pre-service & in-service) for this year. A reliable source from the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development confirmed to this paper over the weekend. The 700 scholarships are categorized under: ·         High Achievers & Cost sharing categories – 300 ·        …