Gov’t to respond to quake damages

THE government is preparing to respond to the affected communities hit by a very strong undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.8, which occurred at 4.38am, Friday. Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology, Samuel Manetoali confirmed this when he informed Parliament on Friday. Mr Manetoali said from information generated from collected data and reports…

Team to assess damages

MAKIRA National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) will deploy an assessment team to remote areas believed to be affected by Friday’s powerful earthquake. Makira NDMO officer Ruth Timauku confirmed that they have received confirmation of damages around the province and her assessment team will be deployed today. “Around Kirakira, we have some major damages, two residential…

Forau awarded PhD from UNSW

THE University of New South Wales (UNSW) Campus in Canberra had its graduation ceremony on Wednesday this week. Twelve students were awarded PhDs.  Luke Forau a Solomon Islander from the island of Tikopia in Temotu Province was one of them. Luke started his education journey from his home village. He did his secondary education initially…

Coronation tightens school discipline

CORONATION Christian school says it would continue to strive hard in maintaining high standard of discipline at the school. Principal Adrian Dorovia highlighted this at the school’s graduation and closing program on Wednesday.  Coronation will continue to uphold and promote high standard of discipline to see discipline at the school improve. The event was held…

Anti-corruption walk today

THE country will join the globe to celebrate 2016 International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) today. In Honiara a walk to fight against corruption will be staged this morning. The message for this year’s anti-corruption day (IACD) is that corruption impacts negatively on our future, our children’s future, our resources, our democracy and the development of Solomon…

Man arrested for robbery

Police have arrested a suspect in connection to an early morning robbery on Thursday morning. A statement from Police Media Unit said, the suspect was alleged to have been involved in a robbery at the Solomon Islands Public Employees Union (SIPEU) at the town ground office on Thursday morning. It was alleged three male persons…