Training on resource utilization ends

A THREE-DAY community base business opportunity local resources utilization and management, planning workshop has ended over the weekend. The workshop was held at New Tenabuti village, north- east Guadalcanal which attracted more than 6 communities. The workshop was organized by Guadalcanal Eco-Tourism Development Service (GEDS) based in Honiara. In an interview with director and facilitator…

New twist on Rennell mining

APID accused of improper land acquisition Landowners on Rennell Island have claimed Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) have unlawfully breached procedures of land acquisition and registration bypassing them as the rightful owners’ to the lands. Urging the Commissioner of Lands, Nelson Naoapu not to consider any land acquisition registration for APID Mining Company on Rennell.…

Funds diverted

MPs to take control of disaster rehabilitation fund, NDMO may close operation CABINET has passed and agree to channel the disaster rehabilitation funds to the Members of Parliament (MP) for the affected areas instead to the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO). This may force the NDMO the authorizing body to close its operations for providing…

Officers in life saving skills demo

AUKI Police officers on Friday held a practical demonstration on life saving skills after completing a weeklong training conducted by United States (US) military.  Throughout last week, the local officers have undergone training on ways to save lives in times of accidents, emergencies and disasters. US military personal have conducted the training to boost the…

Constituents attend CDF workshop

MORE than 50 constituents from the three constituencies of Honiara are taking part in a two-day Constituency Development Funds (CDF) assessment workshop starting on Thursday. The workshop is facilitated by the Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) with financial assistance by the United Nations Democratic Fund (UNDF) and is held at the SIDT conference room, new Chinatown.…

Help to develop monitoring system

Permanent Secretary (PS) of Forestry & Research Vaeno Vigulu said a training conducted by his Ministry to facilitate United Nations REDD (Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Degradation) project, will help stakeholders develop a National Forest Monitoring System for Solomon Islands. Speaking during the opening of the workshop Mr Vigulu said by the end of the…

Government vows to top sports facilities

GOVERNMENT has promised to develop sports in the country through the provision of better sports facilities. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made the assurance yesterday while congratulating Team Solomons following their performance so far saying, Solomon Islands’ athletes competing at the South Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea have done the nation proud. In recognition of…