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…

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…

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…

Renbel lauds DCC’s policy statement

NEWLY-ELECTED Rennell and Bellona premier Collin Singamoana Tesu’atai has commended the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government’s for the recent official release of its policy statement. Premier Tesu’atai said, the DCC policy statement is a key document, which will not only guide the functioning of the machinery of the government but also provide an important…

Tulagi police arrests duo

TWO young men were arrested by Tulagi police on Friday for consuming alcohol and behaving disorderly. The men who were from a village near Tulagi town were remanded in custody and were released on Saturday, according to the Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Fred Satu. Mr Satu said, his office is taking tough measures to punish…