$100M school project nears completion

THE Government, through the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD), will soon complete a nationwide school infrastructure project valued at $100 million. The project, which comprised of new classroom buildings and the renovation of existing ones, was implemented in 2015 and 2016 is expected to be completed by June 30 before being handed…

Claire ends her term here

CLAIRE Cochrane arrived in the Solomon Islands in 2013, ready to make a difference in her new role as Counsellor Governance at the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands. Three years later, she is concluding her posting as the Acting Deputy High Commissioner and Minister Counsellor Development and having contributed significantly to improvements in the…

New weather station at Tingoa

A NEW weather station will be commission at Tingoa, Renbel Province, next week. This project is a component of the DCC Government’s strategic policy on expanding the country’s Observational Network for early warning services for the country. Being the first to be officially commissioned in the province, it will provide vital weather information for the…

Police to execute weekend operation

Police will be conducting a high visibility operation this weekend as part of its crime prevention strategy. Speaking to the media during the weekly police conference yesterday, Deputy Police Commander Juanita Matanga said police will target hot spots and other crimes in relation to anti-social behaviour. Ms Matanga said such operation requires the support and…

SIPA account to be audited

THE Auditor General (AG) is in the process of appointing an external auditing firm to audit the accounts of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). This is to find out any irregularities in SIPA’s account following the sacking of former Chief Executive Officer, Colin Yow recently. Chairman of SIPA Board, Billy Titiulu said they are working…

Bring the students home, urges Sikua

LEADER of Independent group Dr Derek Sikua is reinforcing the call by the Parliamentary Opposition for the government  to immediately repatriate the Solomon Islands students home from various institutions in Papua New Guinea. In a statement on Thursday, Dr Sikua says that there are three pertinent reasons why the government should swiftly act. “Firstly, the…