PM wants strong ties with Indonesia

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare and the new Indonesian Ambassador to Solomon Islands, Ronald Manik said they want to see a strengthened bilateral relationship between their two countries. The duo expressed this desire when they met Thursday in Honiara during a courtesy visit the Indonesian envoy paid theprime minister. Mr Manik was in Honiara to present…

Students slam new cost-sharing policy

THE introduction of the new ‘cost-sharing’ policy by the Ministry of Education has irked law extension students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Emalus campus in Vanuatu. This was after up to 150 government0funded law students, including extension students at the campus, reportedly went without allowance for a month now. “We will…

Gov’t settles Unitech student fees

THE National Training Unit (NTU) stepped in the last minute to settle tuition fees of 17 Solomon Island students studying at the University of Technology (UNITECH) in Lae, PNG. The national government has not paid the students’ 2014 tuition fees, resulting in threats not to readmit them this year. Reports from those students said this…

More work needed to build peace

THERE is a lot of work that needs to be done before true reconciliation can take place inside the country. Peace-building participants highlighted this during a peace-building meeting organised last week in Honiara. Up to 13 people attended the meeting that gave them the opportunity to share their stories as peace-builders. The individuals represent various…

Landslide hits central Malaita

ONE semi-permanent House and a water source have badly been destroyed by landslide this week in central Kwara’ae in Malaita province. The incident occurred at Aisiko community in Central Kwara’ae after heavy rain started on Friday and continued this week. A community leader of Aisiko Paul Kabolo said, the family that owns the semi-permanent house…

Cyclone Pam hits East Malaita

CYCLONE Pam has caused havoc leaving many communities in Malaita in total mess while causing fear to people. The impact of the cyclone had resulted in many homes being blown down and food garden washed away. Sine Sunday Mamulele villagers in East Kwara’ae have to be evacuated to the new clinic building. A villager Anna…

Heavy showers affect businesses

THE continuous heavy rain currently experienced in the country has affected businesses in Gizo, Western Province. Reports reaching this paper early this week said, some shops in Gizo and the main roads have experienced intense flooding as result of the heavy rains, thus very little people travelled from the islands todo trading. A resident,NivasiaNiuta told…

Concern over scavengers at dump site

A CONCERN chief from East Kwara’ae Malaita province is calling on the Honiara City Council (HCC) to address illegal settlements and the number of scavengers at the Ranadi dump site, East Honiara. Abraham Misitana upon seeing them last week revealed that this is very bad to learn from. “I want the city council with its…

JOCV to mark 50th Anniversary

Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) will commemorate its 50 Anniversary on June 21. An organizing committee has been formed by the JOCV to prepare for the event. JOCV programme was founded in 1965. In Solomon Islands the exchange of note was signed on the Independence July 7 in 1978 between the government of Solomon Islands…

JICA volunteers’ contribution unique

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