FAO to establish here

FOOD and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Director General, José Graziano da Silva and Minister for Agriculture, Augustine Auga have signed an agreement to establish FAO representation for the Solomon Islands.  The agreement was signed at the 11th FAO South West Pacific Ministers of Agriculture Meeting which is being held in Port Moresby,…

NSW Parliament supports hospitals

Member of Parliament (MP) from the New South Wales (NSW) government Jonathan O’Dea on Tuesday handed over two separate cheques for the National Referral Hospital and the Good Samaritan Hospital, each cheque accounts for AUD$3,563.00 (SBD$21,000) respectively. The handing over of the cheques took place in the National Parliament conference room yesterday, witnessed by the…

Importance of induction highlighted

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has highlighted the importance of Parliament induction program during the opening of the program at the Heritage Park Hotel on Monday evening. In his speech he reiterated his admiration on the theme of the induction program is ‘TO LEAD is to SERVE-United Action for a better Solomon Islands.’ The PM…

SINU’s multi-million dollar IT project sealed

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) took another bold step into the technology age when the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Glynn Galo signed a multimillion dollar contract with TechnologyOne, an Australian IT company on Friday. A statement from the Vice Chancellor’s office said, the contract will enable TechnologyOne supply and install at SINU UniversityOne, a student management…

Speaker acknowledges NSW Parliament

The Speaker of the National Parliament of Solomon Islands Ajilon Jasper Nasiu has acknowledged and welcomed the presence of Honorable Jonathan Richard O’Dea and Mr Simon Johnston from New South Wales Parliament for accepting the invitation to attend the MPs second induction program currently underway.  “I thank you most profoundly for accepting the request made…

Solomons to feature in world’s richest magazine

SOLOMON Islands is to feature in a global promotion which will appear in Forbes, regarded as the world’s leading business magazine in the world later this year. Journalists Sheila O’Callaghan and Christopher French of the Magazine’s London Bureau last week interviewed Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in Honiara. They also interviewed Finance Minister, Snyder Rini as…

Australian medics here to help

Seven doctors and four nurses from the Flinders Medical Centre in Australia are currently in the country to help out in the outpatient and emergency ward at the National Referral Hospital (NRH). Speaking to the Solomon Star yesterday, Director of the Emergency ward Dr Pedical Togamae has confirmed that a total of 11 medical experts…

Participants reminded of roles

“MAKE use of every single opportunity to increase your practical knowledge of the job that you do.” These were the words of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP,) Ronald Bei Talasasa when addressing participants of extradition and mutual legal assistance workshop that started yesterday at the Mendana Hotel conference room. He said, this message is…

Former top cop’s case adjourned

THE traffic case against the former deputy police commissioner Walter Kola has been further adjourned to June 9. Kola is yet to take his plea to the charges of careless & inconsiderate driving and failing to stop and report. Prosecution yesterday made a slight amendment to wording of the charge. According to the charge sheet,…

Tubi threat ruling on May 20

THE fate of the Taiwanese national accused of intimidating two Malaysian brothers over the issue of Tubi log will be handed down on May 20. This followed the completion of the one day trial that took place yesterday before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi. Police Prosecutor Rodney Wheatney called three witnesses who testified in court while…