U.S. Embassy recognizes program participants

The Public Affairs Team at the U.S. Embassy recently had the pleasure to meet with three participants of this year’s Pacific Islands Leadership Program (PILP). The PILP Fellowship initiative is an East-West Center sponsored program designed to provide opportunities that will enhance the leadership capacities of individuals in the Pacific Islands region and build a…

Police launch response exercise

A major operational exercise to assess the capabilities of the Police Response Team (PRT) and the Police Maritime Division is currently underway. The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) launched the training on Tuesday will conclude this Saturday.  A statement from the Police Media Unit yesterday said, members of the public should be alarmed if…

Model for literacy learning to be set up

The Ministry of Education Human Resource Development’s Literacy Programme Management Unit (LPMU) is working towards establishing a model for literacy learning for primary schools in the country. The model will seek to address the declining literacy results in schools over the recent past, and to re-focus how teachers teach literacy in a multilingual context. With…

Literacy leaders forum ends

A three days literacy leader’s forum for education authorities throughout the country which started on Monday this week ended on Wednesday in Honiara. According Literacy Education Adviser Dr. Marie Quinn the Literacy Leader’s Forum was aimed at bringing all the education authorities together to talk about what they have been doing so far with literacy…

West Rennell taskforce

Dear Editor – Allowing me space again in your column so that I can respond to A. Jones regarding the above article, in Star Issue No.5952 on Thursday 20/08/15. I am sorry for him that he falls short to understand the points that I have raised in my article on 19th /08/2015. In fact my…

Need more road contractors in Temotu

NINE contractors are currently engaged in maintenance of roads in Temotu Province. The National Transport Fund (NTF) Secretariat and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development  have jointly confirmed this Under Secretary Technical of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development,Jimmy Nuake said four new contractors newly engaged on road works as of June this year had…

Materials for damaged Tikopia clinic delivered

WORK on the reconstruction of the only area health centre in Tikopia in Temotu province is set to kick off after building materials were delivered last week. Member of Parliament (MP) for VATUD Freda Tuki Soriacomua personally delivered the materials. The area health centre was damaged by the recent cyclone Pam.                                                      Apart from the reconstruction…