GP supports rearmament

The Guadalcanal Provincial Executive and members of the provincial assembly are the latest group to express support for the National Government’s decision for the staged limited rearmament of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). This followed a presentation on the project by representatives of the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services; RSIPF,…

HOH to launch in Auki

Hearts of Hope (HOH) will officially launch its organization in a fortnight. Director of the non-government organization Janet Justice Aiharii confirmed the launching event will take place at Auki Primary School playing ground in Auki on Thursday 18th June. The launching is expected to be supported by Our Telekom Company in partnership with the Hearts…

High cost of living irks the nation

The rising costs of living in the country is said to be ravaging the nation, leaving low income earners at debt every day. Speaking to the paper, a concerned mother expressed her everyday frustrations to earn bread and butter on the table. The mother stated that living in Honiara is too expensive to cope with,…

ACOM officially opens Noro Seafarers centre

The Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) run mission to seafarers’Centre at Noro Port, Western Province was successfully dedicated and officially opened on Sunday. The Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia who is also the President of the Mission to Seafarers’ within ACoM officially dedicated and opened the Centre in the presence of the Noro…

Phonics training successfully conducted

A total of 53 participants from Aoke/Langalanga in Malaita Province have completed a one week phonics training which enables these illiterate people to be able to read and write. At the end of the training they received their certificate on Friday. This Phonics training was conducted at Su’u community Central Aoke, Langalanga Lagoon. The training…

Magistrate issues stern warning to burglars

THE COURTS will not tolerate people who invade into other people’s home and steal their valuable belongings, says Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi. She sent out the message when sentencing an 18 year-old boy who was convicted of a burglary charge yesterday. “You and others must know that the Courts will not tolerate people who invade…

First professor for SINU

Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has a new professor who is the first to be recruited by the university. He is profession Basil Marasinghe, the new Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) who arrived on Sunday. He was officially welcomed to the University by the Pro-Chancellor of SINU and the Chair of the SINU Council, Sir Nathaniel Waena…

MPs consulted on the draft Federal Constitution

The members and the chairmen of the ten Parliamentary Standing Committees in this 10th Parliament were given a chance to peruse  through the draft federal constitution currently drafted by  the Constitution Reform Unit(CRU) in a consultation workshop at the Paul Tovua Complex, National Parliament on Friday 29th May 2015. The consultation workshop was basically to…

Sasako: Reshuffle is a PM’s prerogative

THE reshuffling of Ministers rests upon the Prime Minister’s (PM) prerogative, and it is done with striving efforts by the government to improve things. Media Consultant to Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Alfred Sasako revealed this early this week. Sasako stated that reshuffle happens through consultation with Party Members and Ministers who will be affected, in…

Foreign reserves now up to $4b in March

SOLOMON Islands’ gross foreign reserves stood at almost $4 billion in March, an increase of two per cent over the previous month’s level, according to figures released this week. Higher donor funding and fishing licencing fees during the month contributed to the increase. “The level of gross foreign reserves as at the end of March…