Announcement of by-election results

A press conference will be held at Honiara City Council’s chambers on Thursday 3rd March 2016  at  10am  to announce the results of the by election of Vuhokesa ward in Central Honiara.. The by-election will be held tomorrow. The by-election Returning Officer will be present as will the Acting Lord Mayor and City Clerk to…

Second workshop on 2014 Draft Federal Constitution

Permanent Secretaries and Under Secretaries of the various Government Ministries are currently undergoing a workshop as part of the Public Awareness on the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution of Solomon Islands. The Constitutional Reform Unit (CRU) is organising it at Heritage Park Hotel. CRU, DCC Government’s Fundamental Reform Unit (FRU) and Constitutional Congress, led by…

Schools taking lead in hand-washing campaign

Wasim han weitim wata an sop bifo kaikai an afta toilet!  Thats the message that being promoted by schools in Honiara and Guadalcanal, after a workshop with Ministry of Health (MHMS) last week. On Thursday, 25 February, Headteachers and Deputy Headteachers from ten selected schools in Honiara  and Guadalcanal, spent a  morning  working with the …

Our waters rich with tuna

SOLOMON Islands is still in the lead, topping the tuna population in the pacific region and most probably the world. This was made known to local media by the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR), in his presentation during the Tunanomics workshop held at the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)…

SINU 5 yrs plan unveiled

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has launched its five years strategic plan (2016-2020) to try and achieve quality and excellence education. Minister of Education and Human Resources, Moffat Fugui, who launched the plan, said university education and learning do product changes. Fugui said these changes include the Solomon Islanders can contribute positively to the…

Soltuna employs hundreds more

SOLOMON Islands very own tuna exporter Soltuna will this month employ an additional 200 workers to strengthen its activities in the local tuna industry. This was revealed to the media by the company’s Human Resource Manager Cain Kaieti during a press meeting with members of the local media, at the Noro base last week. “We…

MMF denounces scholarship awarding process

ONE of the watchdog groups in the country has condemned the backdoor approach made by politicians and some people on the formal procedure of the National Training Unit (NTU) to award scholarships. General Secretary of Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) Charles Ashley yesterday reiterated that this country must respect the mandated body that deals with scholarship…

1st March declared as a Public Holiday

GCU: The Solomon Islands Government wishes to advise all Government Ministries and Agencies, Business Houses, Diplomatic Missions and International Agencies and the General Public that Tuesday 1st of March 2016 has been declared as a “National Day of Mourning” in honour of the Late Sir Peter Kenilorea who passed away on Thursday 25th of February…

Tough Stand

PM will not tolerate sexual harassment PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he is taking a tough stand against any forms of sexual harassment occurring within any top government office including his. Mr Sogavare made the strong warning yesterday following an article in the Sunday Star alleging his office is being rocked by sexual harassment claims…