SEB confirms, sends out new lot with horticulture skills

TWENTY-THREE (23) young unemployed youths were given hope again after completing studies in horticulture. The group who graduated on Thursday this week, graduated with a TAFE (Technical   education – Australia) based certificate in basic gardening, landscaping, plant and soil knowledge, together with a component in small business skills.  During their training, they do field work…

Sogavare misses out at PALM7

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare was an obvious absentee when the seventh Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM7) opened in the Japanese city of Iwaki last weekend. All 14 island leaders, except Mr Sogavare, are attending the summit at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. Mr Sogavare had instead dispatched his deputy Douglas…

Dysentery outbreak in Pamua, school in poor condition

HEALTH authorities this week made a prompt response to an outbreak of dysentery at Pamua National Secondary School in West Makira. Members of the Health Promotion division, Environmental Health Division, Expansion Program of Immunisation and the Vector Borne Disease Division visited students and the school to assess the likely causes of the outbreak. More than…

PMO denies pressure claims

The Office of the Prime Minister has denied there is pressure to remove members of the Kandere Party from the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government. The Office of the Prime Minister was responding to media reports that the Prime Minister, Hon Manasseh Sogavare was under pressure to remove one of the coalition partners from…

Unscrewed scale, a concern

Some fish vendors at the Honiara Central Market continues to use unscrewed scales to weigh fish robbing customers of the little money they have. This was seen last weekend at the market when one of the Honiara City Council officers was alerted about a fish vendor cheating incident of fish scaling, which was later confiscated…

Public demand explanation on road work

Members of the general public of Honiara City are demanding the road repair contractors to reveal their qualifications to carry out road works, and also contractors must explain to the people why their pot holes’ patching job cannot even last for a month. Speaking to this paper, Alfred Leka a commuter who always travels by…

Modern highway commence soon

THE construction of modern highway road will commence soon following the signing of an exchange of note between the government of Japan and Solomon Islands at the Prime Minister and Cabinet conference room yesterday. Called ‘Upgrading of Kukum Highway’ it was signed by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Japanese Chard d’ Affairs His Excellency Kenichi Kimiya…

PM under pressure

Party wrangling shakes DCC, source revealed Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has been pushed to the limit and only time will tell when he will execute his plans to undergo a mass sacking, an insider revealed. The insider revealed that Mr Sogavare over the past few weeks have been under immense pressure as he has been…

Bita’ama turns dolphin criticisms into optimism

THEY were criticized and condemned internationally for killing dolphins, but Bita’ama community is turning that into pride. The North Malaita community under an Association formed (Bita’ama United Tribal Community Assembly Association, BUTCAA), is now preparing to showcase a well-designed concept to the world. A delegation from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism will be travelling…