Auki clinic closed

RESIDENTS of Auki say they were concerned about the closure of their clinic two weeks ago. The decision was reportedly due to staff shortage. But a patient who was turned back from the clinic said this should not happen. “For the clinic to be closed in the middle of the battle against measles is unacceptable,”…

Nation gets good return for investment in USP

SOLOMON Islands Government gets a good return for its investment in the University of the South Pacific (USP), says USP’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra. He made the comment during last week’s graduation in Honiara. “Solomon Islands pays 7.8 percent of the government contributions, but has almost 16 percent of the enroled students,” he…

Ashes of fallen Japanese soldiers sent home

THE Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) training squadron who were in Honiara yesterday received the cremated ashes of Japanese war time fallen soldiers in the country.  The handing over ceremony took place at the Solomon Islands Ports Authority main wharf last Friday. Identified bones of nine Japanese soldiers found along the Mariama Trail along…

PM meets Japan’s vice foreign minister

PRIME Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo last Thursday met with Parliamentary Vice Minister for the Foreign Affairs of Japan Takashi Uto in Honiara. During the meeting, Prime Minister Lilo thanked Mr Uto for visiting the country. Mr Lilo reiterated that Solomon Islands and Japan hold a significant and historical relationship that is embedded in both our…

SINTA to recognise teachers

SOLOMON Islands National Teachers Association (SINTA) will start awarding gold medals to long-serving dedicated teachers as of next month. SINTA announced this yesterday after it received 30 gold medals from a local company My Magazine. General Secretary of SINTA Samson Faisi said the initiative was the first of its kind and it will become an…

Police conduct cyber protection awareness

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force have begun providing cyber protection awareness programs in schools and communities around the country. A total of 15 RSIPF Cyber Protection trainers have already been deployed to schools and communities throughout the country. Police Commissioner, Frank Prendergast revealed that this was part of the Cyber Safety Pacifika initiative, signed…

Police arson probe still continues

INVESTIGATIONS into the recent disturbances that occurred at Karaina Settlement, west Honiara that resulted in four houses being burnt down, are still continuing. Police prosecutor Iete Tebakota told court of the investigation’s status last Friday when the matter was brought before the Magistrate’s Court. David Dawea Lakwolly, Erick Domo, David Danny Rabei, and Gilbert Atisa…

SIEC clarifies eligibility criteria

THE Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) says under the National Parliament Electoral Provisions Act, a person does not have to be a registered voter in order to be nominated as a candidate in a national election. “Provided he is at least 21 years old, a Solomon Islands citizen and does not meet any of the…

Expedition team encourage SINU environment students

ENVIRONMENTAL students at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have been encouraged to work hard and be vigilant in their studies. An expedition team that recently explored Solomon Islands’ only in-land lake, Lee’s Lake, spoke to students on the importance of environment and scientific work in the country. Expedition team leader, Edgar Pollard encouraged SINU…