East Malaita road praised

TRANSPORT owners in east Malaita have praised the works of the Labour Based Project (LBP) along east road, Malaita province. Lanour based projects (LBP) were rendered into communities by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) to clean up along the roads. Truck drivers told this paper that they were very happy with the way community…

Students query academic transcript delay

DISGRUNTLED students of the Solomon Islands National University(SINU) who have completed their studies at the university last year have called for immediate release of their academic transcript. The students made the call after they claimed the SINU management failed to respond to their request for the release of their academic transcript since last year. A…

Drug bust

Tetere Police uproots, destroy marijuana plants Intelligence information gathered prompted Guadalcanal Provincial Police to a conduct an operation near Komukea village in the North East Guadalcanal region on Friday. The operation was coordinated by Tetere police with additional men-power support from Henderson Police Station. Police were informed by members of the community about they suspected…

Call to justify hefty pay

THE Solomon Airlines board is asked to justify the high salary cap of chief executive officer (CEO), Captain Ron Sumsum. This came after a leaked information stated Sumsum is paid $4.8 million; almost 5 million dollars annually, to make him the highest paid officer in any State Owned Enterprises (SOE) in the country. A prominent…

Training on emergency

THE Ministry of Health (MOH) workers will be under-going a training on a new curriculum that will focus on emergency response to victims in crisis. This will be staged next month in Honiara. The training will be funded by United Nation Funds for Population Activities (UNFPA). Gender Based Violence coordinator Nashley Vozoto said,the training will…

Integration of rural development planning vital

A framework to integrate provincial, community driven and constituency based planning processes is vital for infrastructure development throughout the country. The recently completed World Bank report on the findings of how the different forms of funding programs have performed over the years is quite intriguing. The Provincial Constituency Development Fund (PCDF), Rural Development Program(RDP),Rural Advancement…

SINU impasse resolved

Classes to start Feb 16 A STAND-OFF between Solomon Islands National University (SINU) lecturers and management over the past days has been finally resolved yesterday. And SINU’s vice-chancellor Dr Glynn Galo praised all those involved for bringing the impasse to an amicable end. “Classes will now start on Tuesday 17 February after the official opening…

Gov’t plans three more charters for students

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) has proposed three more charter flights to get students over to Fiji. National Training Unit (NTU) director Clement Tito revealed this to students during a meeting yesterday. Five chartered flights have already taken students over to Fiji in the past weeks. The sixth will fly out…