SINU mathematics lecturer to Japan

A SOLOMON Islands National University (SINU) mathematics lecturer will be leaving to Japan on a six weeks mathematics scholarship funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Patrick Valusa, who is a mathematics lecturer at SINU, will be leaving on the 18th of this month to Japan to study a more advanced and effective way…

New SINUSA executive in charge

THE Solomon Islands National University students association (SINUSA) executive has formally conducted their handing over ceremony yesterday afternoon at Kukum campus. This was to allow newly elected executive for 2015/2016 to run the association. In his speech former president Wilson Mae congratulated his successor George Apato and told him to take over from where he…

Rain disrupts classes

CONTINUOUS heavy rainfall has disrupted classes in various schools in and around Auki town, Malaita province over the past days. The heavy rain started on Wednesday night and continued till yesterday morning which stops both teachers and students from turning up at school. Students from Auki Community High School, Auki Primary School, Aligegeo provincial secondary…

HCC, govt unite to tackle climate change

The Lord Mayor Alfrence Fatai, the Minister of Land, Housing and Survey Andrew Manepora’a, and the Minister of Environment Samuel Manetoali, have formally endorsed the UN-Habitat climate change vulnerability assessment for the City of Honiara. This report is part of UN-Habitat’s Cities and Climate Change Initiative involving cities throughout the Asia-Pacific region; including the Pacific…

PM acknoweldges induction program

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has acknowledged the Speaker of Parliament Ajilon Nasiu and his office staff in facilitating the MPs’ induction program. He was speaking at the opening of the Induction on Monday night. He also thanked the New South Wales politician Jonathan O’Dea for his presence to conduct the induction. Mr Sogavare said,…

Webpage vital for Womens Ministry

To have a website with content that is readily available is very important for clients to learn about the Ministry and its roles in the country says the Permanent Secretary of Women ,Youth and Children’s’ affair Ethel Sigimanu during the launching of the ministry’s new official website on Wednesday. The launching of the new official…

Vendors call for a new market building

Farmers and market vendors at the Burnscreek makeshift market are calling on the responsible authorities to locate and construct a new market place for them to sell their produce. The entrance of the Burnscreek area to the Kastom Gaden area is currently the space used by the farmers to conduct their daily sales. A spokesperson…

FSII to NDMO: Act quickly

FORUM Solomon Islands International (FSII) has called on the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) to act quickly and settle Mbokonavera school outstanding water bills. The delay to settle the water bill has resulted in the disconnection of the school’s water supply. Solomon Water last week disconnected the school’s water supply because the school has huge…

City mayor under fire

Contract controversy engulfs council CITY mayor Alfrence Fatai and his council chairmen are accused of engaging their wantoks and relatives to do contracted jobs for the council. “They have virtually taken over the role of the council’s Works Division,” a city council source told the Solomon Star. “Since they came in, they cancelled existing contractors…