Head teachers training ends

THE induction workshop for block 4 course materials for the certificate in teaching programme (CTP) conducted by Solomon Islands National University (SINU) through its Distance and Flexible Learning (DFL) mode for cohort 1 head teachers ended successfully over the weekend in Auki. Speaking in the closing ceremony on behalf of the SINU Vice Chancellor and…

Support for staged limited rearmament

A community leader in Honiara supports the decision of the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) to approve a staged limited rearmament of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). Pastor David Komasi of the Assembly of God Gateway Church in the Alligator Creek community, East Honiara expressed his support for the limited rearmament during community consultations…

Officers to undergo training in Singapore

The Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Islands (CAASI), the Singapore Government through His Excellency Mr Mathews, Singapore non-residence High Commissioner to the South Pacific Forum and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force joint partnership in facilitating on-the-job-training(OJT) for the Airport police at the Honiara International Airport to train in Singapore for a week. In a…

Sewage threat

Ranadi dumpsite sewage waste treatment poses risk LACK of proper sewage waste management at the Ranadi dumpsite in East Honiara poses greater risk to human lives if there are no proper storage and treatment facility in place.  This was revealed by the Ranadi dumpsite Land Field officer Joe Kelesi from the Honiara City Council during…

Australia funds new CBR centre for Isabel

AUSTRALIA under its SWIM program will be building a new Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) centre for People with Special Needs in Isabel province. About six Australian volunteers who helped funded the project left Honiara on Friday with building materials on-board MV Uta Princess to kick off the project. The centre will be erected at the…

Duff demands explanation

PEOPLE on Duff, Anuta and Tikopia Islands in Temotu Province who have been badly affected by the cyclone Pam last month are demanding explanation from the Temotu National Disaster Management Office and National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) in Honiara why a bulk of disaster relief supplies were off loaded in Lata last week. Paramount Chief…

Detail report of newly constructed airports vital

Every newly constructed airport in the country must be well reported with descriptive safety exercises that engage all stakeholders to ensure safety of airline service, service users and the general public. Speaking before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing recently, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Solomon Airline Ron Sumsum has made it clear before PAC…

LEAF promises more funds

THE Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation for children (LEAF) program of Japan has promised to pump in more funds to help Honiara City recycle PET bottles and export it back overseas. This was highlighted by LEAF coordinator in Honiara, Natsuko Kishimoto during her presentation last week at Honiara City Council conference room. LEAF is a…

Japan to hand over new Ranadi office to HCC

THE Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) office in Honiara will officially handover a new permanent office located at the Ranadi dumpsite to Honiara City Council (HCC) this month. JICA in the partnership with HCC funds the new Ranadi dumpsite office. The office has office space and rooms for HCC staff…