144 students graduate from Confucius Institute

A total of 144 students studying at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Confucius Institute graduated at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS) at the Laucala campus on Thursday. Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Language and Education (FALE), Dr Akanisi Kedrayate welcomed guests including the Chinese Ambassador to Fiji…

Telekom vows to resolve problem

Locally owned Our Telekom Company vows to attend to customers’ disappointment in two weeks’ time. This was uttered by the Telokom Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Loyley Ngira during a short press conference at their Head Quarter in Point Cruz last week. The company’s response came following complains raised by mobile users in remote areas of…

Exams over

National examination for 2015 academic year is now over as grade six, form three, form five and form six completed their examination last week. While grade six and form three completed their examinations on the first week of November and form five and form six just completed their examinations last week. According to national examination…

A call to develop rural areas

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‘Bottle neck approach’

A prominent Malaita man has described development in his province as ‘bottle-neck approach’ while supporting government’s move to review projects on Malaita. Robert Wales Feratelia in a private view article, made the description given the many projects which are still struggling to get up and operational. He said, the move to review all the projects…

Sogavare slams Opposition

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has slammed the National Parliamentary Opposition group of trying to rekindle the political upheaval. In a statement in his contribution to the Supplementary Bill which Parliament had passed last week, the PM told Parliament government has fully aware of Opposition MPs sending text messages to Ministers trying to lobby them with…

Why we sacked 4

SIPA boss clarifies latest termination FOUR officers from the  Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) terminated on Thursday failed to comply with their job descriptions. That was according to SIPA’s chief executive officer Colin Yow. “…yes the four served SIPA for many years, but their failure to comply with simple instructions had cost the authority $347,…

Alleged burglar to engage lawyer

A MAN accused of breaking into the Police Commissioner’s office in August has now decided to engage a lawyer from the Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO). Albert Tutua’s matter was adjourned from the last occasion for him to confirm to the court whether he will still engage Hubert Fugui or get another lawyer. This was after…

Court defers ruling on care centre burglary

THE court has deferred its ruling as to whether or not the prosecution can tender the complainant’s statement in relation to the Care Centre burglary at Aruligo, West Guadalcanal. Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika had requested a medical report that specifies the complainant’s condition. Prosecution has tendered a medical report but was told it was too…

Drug dealer gets 18 months

A 36-YEAR-OLD man who confessed to possessing marijuana on four occasions and resisted police arrest has been sentenced to a total of 18 months in prison on Friday. Jonas Tome pleaded guilty to four counts of possession of marijuana on various dates way back in 2009, 2011, 2012 and the latest one on March this…