Police boss lauds community support

Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast is happy with the behaviour of communities over the Independence Day event and other events over the week. He said police have received a high level of cooperation from the communities and the support. “We really appreciate the support.” Mr Prendergast at the weekly police conference yesterday at the Rove Police…

RIPEL workers get organised, launches constitution

Russell Islands Plantation Estate Limited (RIPEL) former employees have launched their constitution at DSE conference room, Chinatown on Friday. This came about through the assistance of Solomon Islands Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Advocacy Association (SIIPHRAA). Secretary of SIIPHRAA, Buddy Wickhams No’amasahu said the objectives of the association are: 1.     To sort out the outstanding claims…

Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference successful

VAKA Pasifiki Education Conference has ended on Wednesday night with a “thankyou” dinner, hosted by Dr Franco Rodie, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, on behalf of the Solomon Islands Government. The Mendana Hotel venue was packed as Solomon Islands and international conference participants mingled and socially engaged. “The final…

Late Sir Peter given highest honour

THE LATE Sir Peter Kenilorea was bestowed the Star of Solomon Islands Medal during the 38th Independence celebration at Lawson Tama on Thursday. This was for his long, dedicated and outstanding service to the Government and People of Solomon Islands in the fields of National Politics, Education, Civil Service, Parliamentary Services, Peace and Community Development.…

Turning trash into cash

‘Another man’s trash is another’s treasure’ is a saying fitting for Stewart Maui of Rennell Bellona and his two Malaitan friends. Hundreds of logs harvested by logging companies operating in Rennell Bellona have been left to rot but Maui and his friends from Malaita thought the logs were not worthless. Shipping furniture to the isolated…

Wells are jewels to Islanders

WHILE some people enjoy fresh drinking water from taps at their doorsteps, people in many parts of the country see wells as jewels – precious in ensuring survival. Imagine the most remote small Islands that have no fresh water. The only source of fresh water for drinking, cooking and washing is from dug-out wells. But…