New job advertising website launched

PASIFIKI Services Limited has launched its new job advertising website in Honiara, Friday. Attending the launching were members from various companies, as well as members from the local media. Speaking during the launching on Friday, General Manager James Edgecombe highlighted some facts that the website had. “Some of the website facts are, it can be…

Provincial participants attend workshop in Honiara

MORE than 10 participants from Choiseul and Isabel Province were in Honiara this attending a week long capacity building workshop organized by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) with the support of funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Australian Government. Participants are representatives of TNC partners from the Choiseul Provincial Government, Choiseul Provincial…

Gov’t clarifies air space agreement

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) wishes to correct some errors in a news article published by the Island Sun newspaper on Wednesday 16th April 2015 regarding the Solomon Islands-Fiji Air Services Agreement. A statement from the Ministry said the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to implement the 1990 Air Services Agreement (ASA)…

Public invited for Anzac dawn service

THE Australian and New Zealand High Commissions welcome public attendance at the Anzac Day Centenary Dawn Service at the Cenotaph on Saturday 25 April. This year marks the 100th anniversary since the Anzac tradition was born on the shores of Gallipoli in Turkey during the First World War, where the feats of the Australian and…

Police conduct talks for youth

POLICE Commissioner Frank Prendergast attended a [email protected] awareness talk this week in Honiara. “I had the opportunity to address well over 150 young people and discuss police community partnership vision and the work we’re trying to do around crime prevention,” Mr Prendergast said. He stressed he had some very good questions from the floor about…

Minister reveals public service reforms

PUBLIC Service minister John Dean Kuku says some reforms to improve public service performances are ready underway. He revealed this in parliament. These reforms include: (1)   The Performance Management Policy (PMP) The management performance policy is aiming at improving performance at organisational, unit and individual levels. The Annual Confident Report (ACR) was the first public…

Accessing justice

Report from ODPP Gizo office THE cancellation of Magistrates court circuits due to the shortage of principal magistrates has affected the disposal rate of matters handled by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) branch in Gizo, Western Province. This is according to the 2014 annual report from the ODPP branch in Gizo…

A ship with a story

Maersk Alabama visits Noro port MAERSK Alabama, which was hijacked by pirates near Somalia in 2009 and her crew held hostage, made her first trip to Noro Port, Western Province, on Thursday. The container ship arrived at Noro Port around midday on her maiden trip to the nation’s second international port. Onboard Maersk Alabama were…