NTU to facilitate students’ repatriation

THE Ministry of Education’s National Training Unit is facilitating the repatriation of Solomon Islands students studying Papua New Guinea universities. The government after closely monitoring the political situation in PNG agreed to bring home students studying at UPNG, University of Technology (UNITECH) and University of Goroka (UOG). The planned repatriation of SI students is a…

Hospital reduces meals

The National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara will no longer feeds guardians that look after any sick patient being admitted, as part of efforts to improve nutrition, counter malnutrition on patients and save costs. This new system will come into effect on Friday the 1st of July next month, the Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO)…

Gov’t officials visit dam, raise concern

GOVERNMENT officials from the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Mines and Energy have visited the Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) at Gold ridge last week. The visit was to carry out normal monitoring of the dewatering operations that is still underway. During the visit, those from the Ministry of Environment have raised a concern…

MEHRD, donors education discuss action plan 2015

MINISTRY of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD), Australia and New Zealand have discussed the National Education Action Plan 2013-2015 in Honiara yesterday. Speaking at the opening of the two-day conference, MEHRD permanent secretary, Dr Franco Rhodie said the Mid Term Review was supposed to be held in May but due to circumstances beyond their…

Rid out F7, says Sikua

THE Leader of Independent group Dr Derek Sikua has reiterated his call during the recent parliament sitting on the Minister of Education and Human Resources development (MEHRD) to seriously consider ridding the Form Seven (F7) secondary stream from its education system as early as 2017. Dr Sikua said it is an unnecessary burden to the…

PM accepts request to champion literacy

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has accepted an invitation to become the Champion of Literacy for Solomon Islands when he met with representatives of LASI (Literacy Association of Solomon Islands) and READ SI (Resources for Education to Advance Development in Solomon Islands) yesterday. The meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office was requested by the two…

Western’s new breed

Western province athletics team is bringing a fresh new breed of runners to the Solomon games this year and plans to use this opportunity to expand the province’s experience in the sport. Team manager Dexter Lekafia said they have put together a team of young athletes who are potential provincial and national runners. Lekafia said…

Tarelavata Watershed management reaps benefit

THE Tarelavata watershed of Chivoko village in North West of Choiseul province forms part of one of the last remaining stands of intact forest in Lauru Islands or Choiseul. Chivoko is an isolated tribal community, accessible only by sea and by river. The forested Chivoko mountain ridge is the source of several streams and rivers…

Village killing

Suspect arrested, remanded A MAN has been remanded in custody on Tuesday afternoon for allegedly chopping to death another man with a bush knife at Koivo village in the Guadalcanal plains over the weekend. Peter Kwainia was remanded in custody until July 5 when he is due back in the Honiara Magistrates Court. Police alleged…