Good turnout to learn about USP

THE University of the South Pacific, Solomon Islands Campus (USPSI) in Honiara has witnessed a huge turn out on day one of its information session on Tuesday. More school leavers attended the seasons which allowed them to learn about the opportunities available at USP. With its first session, it shows a great turn out of…

Work on new classrooms for USPSI underway

RENOVATION work on the University of the South Pacific, Solomon Islands (USPSI) campus new classrooms in Honiara is underway. This was after the campus (USPSI) secure a new building at Chinatown. The renovation work commenced fortnight ago and is expected to finish by the end of this month, USP Solomon Islands campus administrative coordinator Layson…

Mataki applauds JICA for its support towards solid waste

Solomon Islands government has acknowledged the Japanese government for its ongoing support towards addressing the solid waste problem in the country. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment echoed the government’s appreciation while speaking at the 4th Joint Coordinating Committee Meeting yesterday on the J-PRISM project. Dr Melchior Mataki said, Japanese International Corporation Agency(JICA) has…

Police uproot 4,500 marijuana plants

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force officers at Tetere and Henderson Stations, on Tuesday morning raided two farms of marijuana plants at Mbarande river side in North East Guadalcanal. One of the officers described the raid as a surprise to locals living around the area, when police show up in numbers, surrounded the site and…

Students complete training in early childhood education

Solomon Islands’ first cohort of early childhood education program participants recently completed their training from the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) in Solomon Islands. The 16 kindergarten teachers commenced studying towards an Australian Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care in July 2014. This qualification, which is a minimum qualification for early childhood educators in…

Calls to repair Gizo Hilltop road

The deteriorating road condition leading up to Gizo Hilltop is raising so much concern amongst the public and tourism operators. And they are calling on both the Western Provincial Government and the National government to deal with the matter with urgency. Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) board member and an operator Erick Ghemu told the…

UNICEF lights up BOE School

Boe Primary school in South Choiseul Constituency is amongst three other schools within Choiseul Province that benefited from a solar light system pilot project. A total of 16 solar panels with sets of all accessories required of the project were installed at Boe Primary School building and staff houses. The project was part of UNICEF…

EU officials visit EU funded projects in Isabel

Project officials from the European Union Delegation to Solomon Islands have assessed EU- funded development projects in surrounding communities of Buala, Isabel Province. The team led by EU Cooperation Attaché Ms Lorena Elvira Ayuso and Evaluation Expert Keith Owen visited Isabel last week for the final evaluation of community-based development projects. The five projects were…

Vote to join union or not

ABOUT 171 employees of Solomon Islands Port Authority (SIPA) will vote in a blind ballot today in Honiara to determine a majority rule on whether to join union or not after proposing a strike. SIPA management agreed to use the democratic process after the employees have signed on a 28-day strike notice. The notice was…

$20,000 theft

MASKED men have broken into a shop in Auki, Malaita province over the weekend and stole $20,000 in hard cash plus other goods. Reports reaching the paper said, the burglars entered ML store using sharp objects on Saturday night and removed the goods and cash. The shop is owned by an Asian lady who has…