Two Fijian cops to serve here

THE country’s High Commissioner to Fiji, Patteson Oti, yesterday briefed two officers from the Fiji Police force who will be posted here under RAMSI. The briefing, which focussed on “About Solomon Islands”, took place at the High Commission office in Suva in the presence of the Senior Superintendent of Fiji Police and the Director for…

New guidelines to address climate change

CLIMATE change is a particular threat to island nations thus effective adaptation is vital.  Melanesia Director for Wildlife Conservation Society Stacy Jupiter said a new analysis examines current adaptation measures in tropical Oceania had identifies guidelines for implementing resilient, ecosystem-based adaptation. Among its recommendations she said local communities should be fully involved in planning adaptation…

Malaita premier doubts DCC govt

MALAITA provincial Premier Peter Ramohia says he is now doubtful about promises of development the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) made to his province. Speaking to Solomon Star, Premier Ramohia said that he is now worried that all of DCCG’s promises to Malaita this year will amount to nothing. “DCC government since taking up…

Parliament to meet on Oct 5

PARLIAMENT will convene for its third meeting on the 15th of October 2015. This is the 3rd meeting of the tenth Parliament. Speaker of the National Parliament of Solomon Islands, Ajilon Jasper Nasiu has received a copy of the notice to the Governor General from the Prime Minister confirming the date of the meeting. So…

Teacher seminar ends

THE week-long Professional Development workshop for Honiara-based school leaders ended yesterday at the St. Banabas Cathedral. More than 60 school leaders from Honiara-based schools attended the training, which mainly covers the Module Two Delivery concept. School leaders who have attended the workshop include principals, head teachers and Early Childhood Education supervisors. Director Supervising of the…

Why the fish are dying

New Marovo lagoon research uncovers reasons WHEN a large number of fish mysteriously died and twice discovered on the coast of Marovo Lagoon some two years ago, villagers there were left wondering. A Queensland University research carried out immediately after the discoveries pointed out the cause may be triggered by climate change. However, a later…