Landowners want miners out

The Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification is urged to cancel Asia Pacific Investment Development’s (APID) mining lease. West Rennell Resource Owners Association made the call. APID was issued a licence late last year to carry out bauxite mining on Rennell island. But association president Jonathan Tohuika said landowners of West Rennell wanted the…

PM tells of plans to bolster economy

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare received Taiwanese Minister Dr Chih-Wei Chiu, Friday. Dr Chiu was in Honiara as part of his tour of Taiwan’s Pacific ally countries. In his dialogue with Dr Chiu, Prime Minister Sogavare spoke about the Democratic Coalition for Change Government’s (DCCG’s) policy intentions to boost the national economy. The Prime Minister said…

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.…

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…

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…