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…

BSP plans to use both networks

Bank South Pacific (BSP) plans to engage both Our Telekom and bemobile networks in the delivery of its mobile banking services. This was revealed by BSP Chief Executive Officer, Robin Fleming. He said currently Westpac uses both networks and with the transaction of rebranding, BSP is eying the same path. “BSP will be acting on…

BSP chief pays visit to PNG envoy

BANK South Pacific’s chief executive officer Robin Fleming yesterday paid a courtesy call on Papua New Guinea’s High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Fred Yakasa. Mr Fleming said the brief visit was to update the PNG High Commissioner of the BSP’s acquisition of Westpac bank in Solomon Islands. “There is confidence and potential to invest in…