No stylish haircuts, Students warned

STUDENTS attending the Anglican Church of Melanesia schools have been warned that the churches’ Education Authority will not entertain style haircuts. It was part of the church’s disciplinary measures which required all students to adhere to, in moulding them become good future leaders. The warning was issued during the commissioning service for students held at…

Legal rattle

Oversight costs foreign investors and Rennell landowners millions AN oversight by the Solomon Islands Bar Association (SIBA) has brought to a standstill work on developing the multi-million dollar bauxite deposits on West Rennell, effectively cutting off wages being paid to resource owners there. The oversight, discovered only on Thursday when the matter was brought to…

Australia injects AUD$2.7million to improve health outcomes in Solomon Islands

Australia has provided AUD 2.7million (approximately SBD18 million) to the Solomon Island’s Government as part of its ongoing commitment to improving access to quality basic health care for all Solomon Islanders. Australian High Commissioner Andrew Byrne said Australia is proud to be working with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to improve access to…

Tina Hydro Project on the move

PREPARATORY work for the Tina Hydro Project is progressing well according to landowners. Landowners have been working closely with the project coordinators which resulted in one tribe already receiving their cooperative society certificate this week. Roha tribe is the first of the five resource owner tribes to receive the certificate after successfully registering their society…

City by-election Feb 29

HONIARA City Council will conduct a by-election for Vohukesa Ward on February 29. This is to elect a new councilor to replace Jack IgiMaeli, who passed away late last year. City clerk Charles Kelly confirmed the date. I would like to publicly announce that the date for the Vohukesa ward by-election He said the Ministry…

PM shown samples of new e-passport

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare and the Minister for Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration Elijah Doromuala were on Friday shown samples of Solomon Islands electronic passports and given a demo on how electronic passports are produced by the IRIS Group contracted to produce electronic passports for the country. The IRIS Group is a Malaysian company, which…