‘Teachers shapers of the future

Teachers are more than custodians of the future they are shapers of the future says the Minister of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development Dr Derek Sikua. Speaking as the key note speaker to open the national teachers education conference on Tuesday Dr Sikua said, teachers have one of the most important jobs…

Nation-mindset is vital to development

A secondary school teacher from Malaita province said that Solomon Islanders still lacks the one mind one nation attitude, in order to help the country progress in development. The high school teacher who came to Honiara during school mid-year break and will set to return this week said he has been observing in town and…

Hakatingisa’a: Precedent has been set in my case

A West Rennell landowner has questioned the certificate of no appeal issued for Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) by the magistrate court, claiming that similar situation happens to his case against the Mungaba Timber logging license. Speaking to the media Richard Pautangata Hakatingisa’a revealed that a Certificate of No Appeal was initially issued to Mungaba…

PM: Top class sports facilities by 2019

GOVERNMENT vows to build world class sports facilities in the country by 2019 to improve the standard of sports in the country and also bid for the 2013 Pacific Games. This was announced by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare over the weekend at Honiara Hotel during a special event to officially award the medallists and also…

SINTA’s new GS vows to work with gov’t

The Solomon Islands National Teachers Association’s (SINTA) new General Secretary Robert Lafisi has promised to work closely with the government and other stakeholders to address the outstanding concerns of teachers in the country. Speaking during the signatory ceremony at Rock heaven Inn, Mr Lafisi said that its time SINTA starts working together with responsible ministries…

PM plans attend top meetings

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he is planning to attend both the 2015 United Nations Climate Change conference in France and 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the Mediterranean state of Malta. He revealed this in a meeting on Wednesday with the French Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Pascal Maubert. The meeting was…

Opposition: PM’s actions does not reflect change

IN LIGHT of the series of controversial issues against the Sogavare-led Government, the Parliamentary Opposition Group says the current actions taken by the Prime Minister have undermined his agenda for change. In a statement yesterday, the Opposition Group said the Prime Minister’s whole philosophy of change has not been reflected in the continuous negative decisions…

Accused to enter plea

The case of the man accused of trying to burn down the Pacific Casino Hotel will return to the court on August 13. This is for the accused Tommy Leong to enter his pleas to the additional charges laid against him. He appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court yesterday and his matter was further adjourned…

Malaysian accused of $100k theft

The case of the Malaysian man accused of stealing more than $100,000 from his employer has been adjourned to allow his lawyer to have a conference with him. The conference is in relation to the accused Alex Lau Ung Sin’s plea. Sin had already previously pleaded guilty to the charge of larceny by servant while…

Juvenile accused of rape

The court will next week rule whether or not a juvenile accused of raping a 4-year-old girl will be committed to stand trial in the High Court. This was after a short form preliminary inquiry conducted on the case of the 16 year-old juvenile yesterday, in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Public Prosecutor Margaret Suifa’asia yesterday…