NZ assists rural training centres here

THE New Zealand government is assisting the country’s rural training centres through Caritas, under a five-year partnership between New Zealand and Solomon Islands Association Vocational Rural Training Centre (SIAVRTC). The first two centres to benefit are Vanga Teachers College in Western Province and Kaotave Vocational Rural Training Centre in east Guadalcanal. A SBD$843,056 in assistance…

Mua is SIPRA’s new wing leader

ONE of the coalition partners of the parliamentary Opposition, Solomon Islands Party for Rural Advancement (SIPRA), has a new parliamentary wing leader. He is the Member of Parliament for Savo/ Russels, Dickson Mua. Mr Mua replaces MP for East Malaita, Manasseh Maelanga, who resigned from the party earlier to become the leader of the Independent…

PM’s promise reassuring: Maeaba

MALAITA has welcomed Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s promise to pursue national development projects in the province. Caretaker premier Alick Maeaba said Mr Sogavare’s promise, made in parliament last Friday, was reassuring. He said there’s an urgent need to develop Malaita so that its people could remain home and develop their province. Mr Maeaba retained his…

Auki police to launch operation

AUKI police will launch an operation targeting anti-social behaviour this Christmas. Provincial Police Commander Alfred Uiga said the operation will start today and continue on for the next two weeks. Mr Uiga said the aim of the operation is to monitor anti-social behavior during the festive season and ensure everyone enjoys their celebrations. He added…