PM officiates opening of regional nursing meeting

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare officiated the opening of the 18th South Pacific Nurses Forum and 7th South Pacific Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers Alliance Meeting in Honiara on Monday. The five-day meeting attended by nurses and midwifery officers from the South Pacific region is convened under the theme ‘Towards Nursing Excellence for Universal (Pacific) Health.’…

Scholarship deal under review

The Ministry of Education is currently reviewing itsSolomon Islands Government scholarship program (SIG). The review is expected to come in effect as of next year, 2017. Ministry of Education Communication officer, Selu Maezama revealed this yesterday. He said that the review is to improve the scholarship program. “We are working towards the 2017 budget.The outcome…

Absence of PSs irk opposition leader

THE Parliament Opposition group leader Jeremiah Manele yesterday urged the government to ensure permanent secretaries turn up for the Bills hearings in Parliament. “The Bills and Legislation Committee had to postpone hearings because PSs failed turn up,” Mr Manele told Parliament. He said PSs should be committed in order to complete the amount of outstanding…

Party development program launched

REGISTERED political parties have just completed the first training workshop session of the Political Party Development Program on Friday 28 October 2016. The program is part of the Political Parties Commission’s core functions under the Political Parties Integrity Act passed by Parliament in 2014. “The workshop is the first of its kind ever held for…

NEW TWIST

Mixed results from pageant show under criticism THE latest twist of the result for the Miss Solomon Islands Pageant 2016 has come under heavy criticism by members of the public over the past few days. This came following the announcement of two dissimilar results which the organisers have announced on early Sunday morning during the…

Tourist couple tie knot here

A COUPLE from Cairns in Australia created history as the first to tie the knot in Honiara as visitors on board a cruise ship. Adam Steven Frew and Briohny Erin Cook were the happy couple yesterday, in a wedding staged at the Heritage Park Hotel, in Honiara. They travelled in the Cruise ship Pacific Eden,…

GOV’T BEHIND TIME: MANELE

THE Opposition Group has reminded the government to table the 2017 Annual budget in time. This came after the government failed to stick to the time schedule of the Public Financial Management Act. Opposition leader, Jeremiah Manele told the opening session of Parliamenton Tuesday that part 6 of the Public Financial Management Act, clause 48,…

Queen set for Apia

THE newly-crowned Miss Solomon Islands is looking forward to showcasing the country at the South Pacific Pageant in Apia, Samoa, on December 3rd. Camilla Grossmith from Munda and Vela La Vela in Western Province, took the crown and other awards including Best Speech, Best Talent and Best Sarong. The 23-year-old, who is studying at the…