Leaking water shocks passengers

PASSENGERS checking in for flight to Australia are shocked to see water dripping from upstairs down to the open space of Honiara International Airport on Tuesday. Permanent Secretary of Communication and Aviation, Francis Lomo said the leak happened after water overflow from the sink in the rest room upstairs after someone left the tap opened…

Coral Reef survey to be undertaken here

Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation will launch a coral reef survey in the Solomon Islands next month. Working in conjunction with the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine resources, Catlin Seaview Survey, University of Queensland, and Oceanswatch Foundation will be surveying reefs in the Santa Cruz Islands, Sikaiana Islands, Arnavon Islands and New Georgia Islands.          …

Laulana school graduation

LAULANA Community High School (LCHS) near Auki in Malaita Province held their graduation over the on Friday at the school. A total of 60 students have graduated and were awarded with certificates. These included grade six (6) and form three (3). Jackson Raphe from the teachers training department in Malaita was the guest of honor…

Ulawa/Ugi scholars to conduct educational tours

Scholars from Ulawa Ugi studying at the various Universities in Fiji will run an educational tour to their communities on from December 3 to motivate them on the importance of education. Called themselves ‘Ulawa Ugi Scholars for Change,’ the group’s version was to empower young generations to pursue for higher education. Vice President Julius Sulu…

Police chief wants more officers

The new Royal Solomon Islands Police Force police chief says he wants to train more policemen and women to join the police force. Frank Prendergast said young men and women from all the provinces and Honiara who are interested in taking up policing as their future career should apply for to join the Force. Mr…

‘Vote out poorly performed MPs’

OUTGOING Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Choiseul Manasseh Sogavare says, outgoing MPs who fail to contribute in Bills, Parliamentary debates and are always absent from Parliament sessions should not be voted in again. The former Prime Minister said the recent survey report by Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) sends a good message to voters.…

Ete on the campaign trial

FORMER Member of Parliament (MP) for East Honiara, Douglas Ete says leaders have failed to address the underlying problems of Solomon Islands in the last 20 years. The problems include unemployment, increasing population, corruption and protection of extractive resources. Ete echoed this when he declared his campaign opens for the upcoming elections on November 19…

Police anticipates peaceful elections

POLICE Commissioner, Frank Prendergast has again reiterated that Police are expecting a peaceful National General Election when the country goes to the poll on November, 19. Mr Prendergast reiterated the call which has already been made by several other senior Police Officers over the past month of Police not anticipating any major hiccups as the…

‘Come join the Force’

COMMISSIONER of Police, Frank Prendergast has called upon young Solomon Islanders to enlist for recruitment with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force. This was after the RSIPF started its recruitment for new Officers last week. Mr Prendergast also revealed that so far more than 1,600 applicants have signed up, adding that the Force needs more…