SINU Wi-Fi hotspots planned

Solomon Islands National University (SINU) is planning to increase Information Communication Technology (ICT) access to its students by installing Wi-Fi hotspots for Kukum, Ranadi and Panatina Campuses. The SINU Vice Chancellor Dr. Glynn Galo made this announcement yesterday during the opening of the SINU computer labs at Kukum Campus. He said, the aim behind this…

Boycotting lecturers told: Return to work

LECTURERS boycotting classes at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) are urged to return to work. Vice-chancellor Dr Glynn Galo issued the reminder on Tuesday as second semester classes remained delayed due to the boycott. Dr Galo said lecturers must return to work, assuring them their grievances would be addressed. “This issue is between the…

Local rangers in the spotlight

LOCAL rangers play a vital role in the sound stewardship of the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Solomon Islands, but have they been overlooked? Community based resource management, sustainable development and conservation efforts of Solomon Islands Rangers have flown ‘under the radar’ for too long. Rangers, with support of civil society, are taking…

Auki market maintains hygiene

Auki central market in Malaita province continues to maintain its high standard of hygiene as part of keeping its surrounding environment clean and tidy at all times. A visit by the Solomon Star to the market on Monday noticed a high security presence to keep an eye on the market vendors and the public to…

New computer labs for SINU

Solomon Islands National University (SINU) now has its own computer facility at Kukum campus. The new computer labs consists of 120 desktop computers in which 67 of them have been installed in the main computer lab while the remaining one have been distributed to smaller labs. The labs have been arranged with work stations and…

Students have access to ITC

THE opening of new computer labs will increase access by students to the Information Communication Technology (ICT) service says Dr. Glynn Galo Vice Chancellor Solomon Islands National University (SINU). In his opening remarks to mark the opening of the SINU new computer labs yesterday, Dr. Galo said there is a relationship between the quality of…

Expat attacked

AN Australian man living in Ughele village, Rendova Island in Western Province was allegedly attacked by a villager last Sunday. John Fairfax from Sydney who is married to a local woman and had been residing at Ughele for some time doing community work was said to be attacked at his private residence in the early…

FSII take on board govt mess in Rennell

The Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) has taken on board pleas of Rennell landowners over controversial land acquisition and mining activities by APID on the island. The popular group founded in Social Media networking has gained momentum as more support from people and organisations puts weight on FSII’s role to bark over self-serving government decisions.…

Malaita ‘promised’ projects queried

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has urged the Prime Minister to walk the talk and put the money where his mouth is. In a statement last Sunday, the Opposition Group said, amongst the list of promises the Prime Minister and his Government promised to the people of this country, a notable one is the projects in…

Students return, receives encouraging message

STUDENTS that were unfortunate to study this semester at the University of the South Pacific (USP) under the Solomon Islands government (SIG) scholarship have arrived last Sunday from Fiji. A total of 59 local students studying at USP were terminated by the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) under the National Training Committee…