Malaita’s priority areas

Malaita’s Agriculture and Fisheries oriented policy is set on priority areas to get rid of the province’s current money strapped status. Premier Hon. Peter Ramohia told this paper yesterday that their framework policy being finalized prioritizes key areas needed to be addressed at this stage. “We tuned the policy to focus on developing the most…

USPSI expect to enrolmore

THE University of the South Pacific, Solomon Islands (USPSI) campus in Honiara is expecting to enrol 4500 students for thefirst semester this year. This means it’s a huge increase from previous years intake. USPSI campus administrative co-ordinator Layson Leve revealed yesterday that they are expecting an increase of enrolment around 4500 this firstsemester. “This increase…

Ramohia assures APSD

THE Malaita premier Peter Chanel Ramohia has assured the Asia Pacific Sustainable Development (APSD) center that his government will support them where necessary. Speaking during the induction program on Monday, Mr Ramohia said, that his government will support such institution when it is necessary. “This is a very important technical school and we will find…

APSD introduces six additional courses

THE Asia Pacific Sustainable Development Rural Training Center (APSD) in Fiu central Kwara’ae Malaita province yesterday opened its door for enrollment. The Japanese funded training centre started way back in 2001 with one specific course agriculture and this year has opened again with another six courses more. The six additional courses are; life skills, carpentry,…

Orthopaedic training offered here

A number of regional doctors are undertaking a Masters Degree program in Orthopaedic in the country. Head of Orthopaedic department in the National Referral Hospital Dr Patrick Houasia said, these are the second intake and they will be studying twelve modules, 3 modules per year, 2015-2017. Yesterday they went through module on ‘Introduction to Orthopaedics’…

Mining halt

MINISTRY of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification has instructed PT Mega Bintang Borneo Ltd to halt all mining operations on Rennell island. This came after the Ministry had received reports that the company continued its mining operation despite the cancellation of its prospecting license on 23rd December 2014. In a letter to the managing director…

‘Re-arm police’

A  FORMER Police officer says its time to re-arm the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and local security firms in the country are seen fitting. Hendry Kahui revealed that to Solomon Star last week. He said, that as criminal activities continue to sprout, re-arming the force is appropriate. “We need a good armed force…