Malaita MPs call for women support

Prime Minister Rick Hou appeals to the Malaita women to work hard to convince the resource owners to support the economic and development aspiration of the government. He made the appeal during the Malaita Women’s dialogue with Members of Parliament on Women and Gender concerns and interests held at the Paul Tovua Complex conference room…

New pact to fight deadly beetle here

THE New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade are close to reaching an agreement with the Secretariat for the Pacific Community (SPC) on the structure of a new project to assist with the management of the coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros, in Solomon Islands. News of the agreement was conveyed to the Government and…

Living by the law

IF you visit Auki market, you will not miss the presence of the Malaita Provincial Government active security officers, manning the market area 24 hours a day. This has elevated the status of the Japanese million-dollar funded Auki market, to become a more secure place, where everyone can enjoy shopping for fruits and vegetables. The…

Preparation for UN recruits expensive

IT is an expensive progress to prepare police officers to be deployed under the United Nation (UN) peacekeeping mission overseas, says Supervising Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga. Ms Matanga revealed this when asked by a journalist at the commissioner’s weekly conference last Thursday, whether they will be sending another group later this year on a UN…

Wales: respect service providers

MALAITA provincial deputy secretary Robert Wales has strongly encouraged the Auki public to respect and work together with the only water service provider – Solomon Water. He mentions this, when contributing during the Solomon Water public awareness, on the planned Auki water supply upgrading project, which will start later this year. Mr Wales strong encourage…

‘Australia proud to support CSSI’

The Australian government is very proud to support the learning opportunity for Correctional Services of Solomon Islands, says DFAT Counselor for Justice and Governance in Solomon Islands, Ms Karryn Murray. Murray highlighted this, when speaking at the Queensland Correctional Services Academy Certificate presentation for local CSSI officials who have successfully completed their studies lately. The…

Gov’t must step in, says Ahea

The government of Solomon Islands must support the Diploma Correctional Administration and certificate in Correctional Practice at the Correctional Academy in Queensland, which is now benefiting CSSI officers. This was the message of the Acting commissioner of the Correctional Service of Solomon Islands (CSSI) William Ahea, when speaking at the graduation of the recent batch…

Dr Rodgers is new SPM

Former Director General of the Noumea-based Secretariat of the South Pacific Community Dr Jimmy Rodgers is the new Secretary to the Prime Minister. He was seen accompanying the Prime Minister Rick Hou last Saturday night during the official opening of the Bred Bank Solomon Ltd. Early this month the Ministry of Education and Human Resource…

Officers told to utilise new skills

OFFICERS of the Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) are urged to utilise their newly acquired skills. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Police, National Security and Correctional Services (CSSI) Karen Qalokale made the reminder on Friday. This was when more than 20 officers were awarded with certificates after completing their Queensland corrective services studies. “I am…