Takwa primary school upgrade

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USPSI registration closes

STUDENTS who wish to take studies at the University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USPSI) Campus in Honiara have the last chance to register/enroll by Friday (today). This came after the University’s decision to extend its registration date until Friday 7th August. The one week extension is to permit late students to register for…

GPG, MPs meet to discuss issues

AS PART of pushing social and economic developments in Guadalcanal forward, eight Members of Parliament (MP) from the province and the Guadalcanal Provincial Government (GPG) have held two separate meetings. This was highlighted by Premier Bartholomew Vavanga on Monday during the celebration to mark Guadalcanal Province day. The event was held at Nguvia Catholic station…

‘Public-private sector partnership way forward’

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government strongly believes a public –private sector partnership is a way forward to boost tourism industry in the country. He highlighted this when speaking before the Council of Tourism Ministers meeting yesterday at the second day of the meeting held at Heritage Park Hotel. “My…

SWM participants visit prime sites

Counterpart participants from Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu attending the three days Solid Waste Management (SWM) workshop under J-PRISM sponsored for JICA yesterday visited prime sites in Honiara. Sites visited included St. Nicholas dchool, Panatina Valley Community and Ranadi landfill or dump site. The field trip to these sites was part of the…

SISA’s help attempt fails, students return

ATTEMPTS by the Solomon Islands Students Association’s (SISA) executive to help terminated students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) has failed. This was after the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) Dr Franco Rodie stood by National Training Committee’s (NTC) decision to terminate the students.…

$2,000 bribe exposed

A MAGISTRATE Court official on Wednesday exposed a $2,000 cash bribe he was offered to alter court records. Jimmy Hanahunu, who is responsible for civil cases, decided to go public with the case to send a message to the community that bribery is a crime that officials like him will not tolerate. “This landowner from…

City clerk explains road license cost

The yearly $800 road license for public transports caters for them to travel freely both within and outside of the city boundaries. The Honiara City Clerk made the clarification in relation to questions raised by local bus owners who said the current road licence fee is too much for them. He said the increase road…

Prosecution to inform court on plea bargain

Prosecution will be informing the court on its position in relation to a plea bargain offer from the defence counsel in relation to a fraud case. Eddie Vaurou was charged with 24 counts of forgery of certain documents with intent to defraud. Henry Kausimae of Public Solicitor’s Office who represented Vaurou on Wednesday told the…

Alleged attackers deny action

A WOMAN and her two relatives accused of attacking the woman’s husband resulting in an eye injury in May, have denied the allegations, Wednesday. Rachael Roko, 28, Lionel Aenasi 32, and Michael Malefo, 22, have pleaded not guilty to the charges of grievous harm and demanding money with menaces. After entering their pleas, a bail…