PM underscores gov’t policy

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has reiterated the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) Policy Statement during the graduation ceremony of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU), Friday. He spoke on the theme “Empowered and Make a Difference”. Sogavare said that he was not surprised of how the theme coincides well with the DCCG Mission statement.…

Graduates told to make a difference

Graduating students of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have been urged to make a difference in the daily lives of our people. Manasseh Sogavare made the reminder as a challenge to the graduands during Friday’s graduation ceremony at the Maranatha hall, east Honiara. “For you the graduating students my challenge to you as the…

SINU to introduce degree courses

Solomon Islands National University (SINU) plans to introduce two additional degree courses next year. Vice chancellor Dr Glyn Galo revealed this Friday, during SINU’s second graduation ceremony that saw more than 1,000 students graduating. Galo said they intend to introduce degrees in Business Studies and Information Technology. Since its establishment in 2013, the only degree…

PM queries future of festival village

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has questioned the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) over its plans to convert the Festival of Pacific Arts Village into a cultural venue for custom events in the future. He raised the question in his speech during the graduation ceremony of SINU at the Maranatha Hall, Friday.  “My simple question out…

PM: Tertiary enrollment rate for Solomons is low

The enrollment rate of Solomon Islands students studying at tertiary level of education is very low compared to other Pacific Islands neighbouring countries. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare highlighted this in his speech to thousands of graduands and guests that attended Solomon Islands National University’s (SINU) second graduation ceremony, Friday. “In fact, when compared to some…

SINU questioned over information

Solomon Islands National University’s (SINU) Student Academic Services (SAS) has failed to convey requested information to the government. He highlighted this in his speech during SINU’s second graduation ceremony last Friday. SINU was established in 2013 from what used to be the Solomon Islands College of Higher Education. Sogavare raised the matter in relation to…

Contractor claims they pay PS $100,000

Lomo in hot water AVIATION permanent secretary Francis Lomo and his property manager David Kona are in hot waters. This was after a contractor revealed in a report Mr Lomo and Mr Kona received funds that were meant for refurbishment of the Civil Aviation control tower at Henderson Airport. LB Construction & Joinery, which was…

Girl faces murder over dead baby

A 17-YEAR-OLD female student who has been charged with the murder of a fully formed baby found dead at the Henderson area, on Good Friday has been bailed on Friday. The juvenile, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court for remand but was however bailed on a principal bail…

Gov’t officials to visit Malaita

A  HIGH level delegation from the Ministry Of Aviation and Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) will visit Malaita Monday and Tuesday this week. Malaita premier Peter Ramohia confirmed this. He said the delegation will comprised some MPs from Malaita. Mr Ramohia said the delegation will first meet with landowners of Gwaunaru’u Airfield, with the view of…

Duo held over Lungga killing

POLICE are still investigation the case involving the death of a young man found floating at Lungga creek, East of Honiara last month. Two men from Temotu, Mark Nalua and Banabus Mwema has been arrested and charged for the murder of the young lad from Western Province. The duo appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court…