SINU’s multi-million dollar IT project sealed

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) took another bold step into the technology age when the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Glynn Galo signed a multimillion dollar contract with TechnologyOne, an Australian IT company on Friday. A statement from the Vice Chancellor’s office said, the contract will enable TechnologyOne supply and install at SINU UniversityOne, a student management…

Speaker acknowledges NSW Parliament

The Speaker of the National Parliament of Solomon Islands Ajilon Jasper Nasiu has acknowledged and welcomed the presence of Honorable Jonathan Richard O’Dea and Mr Simon Johnston from New South Wales Parliament for accepting the invitation to attend the MPs second induction program currently underway.  “I thank you most profoundly for accepting the request made…

Solomons to feature in world’s richest magazine

SOLOMON Islands is to feature in a global promotion which will appear in Forbes, regarded as the world’s leading business magazine in the world later this year. Journalists Sheila O’Callaghan and Christopher French of the Magazine’s London Bureau last week interviewed Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in Honiara. They also interviewed Finance Minister, Snyder Rini as…

Australian medics here to help

Seven doctors and four nurses from the Flinders Medical Centre in Australia are currently in the country to help out in the outpatient and emergency ward at the National Referral Hospital (NRH). Speaking to the Solomon Star yesterday, Director of the Emergency ward Dr Pedical Togamae has confirmed that a total of 11 medical experts…

Participants reminded of roles

“MAKE use of every single opportunity to increase your practical knowledge of the job that you do.” These were the words of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP,) Ronald Bei Talasasa when addressing participants of extradition and mutual legal assistance workshop that started yesterday at the Mendana Hotel conference room. He said, this message is…

Former top cop’s case adjourned

THE traffic case against the former deputy police commissioner Walter Kola has been further adjourned to June 9. Kola is yet to take his plea to the charges of careless & inconsiderate driving and failing to stop and report. Prosecution yesterday made a slight amendment to wording of the charge. According to the charge sheet,…

Tubi threat ruling on May 20

THE fate of the Taiwanese national accused of intimidating two Malaysian brothers over the issue of Tubi log will be handed down on May 20. This followed the completion of the one day trial that took place yesterday before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi. Police Prosecutor Rodney Wheatney called three witnesses who testified in court while…

Sentence next for rapist

A MAN, who raped his niece and sexually assaulted her in 2013, will be sentenced on May 26. The mitigation and sentencing submissions were made before Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika yesterday. The man, who cannot be named to protect his niece’s identity, was convicted after a trial for one count of rape and three counts…

Sumitomo supports students with scholarships

Summitomo Metal Mining Co., LTD. (SMM), through its local subsidiary, SMM Solomon LTD. (SMMS), has allocated and spent over $500,000.00 toward the provision of local scholarship awards for students in both Isabel and Choiseul Provinces in 2015. A statement from the company said, the scholarships awards are for students in the land areas where SMM…

More graduate from APTC

The Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) has achieved another milestone in its operations in the country by staging another attractive and colourful graduation yesterday. The ceremony was conducted at the Pacific Casino Paradise hall in Honiara. A total of 182 students of both male and female were graduated from eighteen different fields of studies. Out…