Malaita’s priority areas

Malaita’s Agriculture and Fisheries oriented policy is set on priority areas to get rid of the province’s current money strapped status. Premier Hon. Peter Ramohia told this paper yesterday that their framework policy being finalized prioritizes key areas needed to be addressed at this stage. “We tuned the policy to focus on developing the most…

USPSI expect to enrolmore

THE University of the South Pacific, Solomon Islands (USPSI) campus in Honiara is expecting to enrol 4500 students for thefirst semester this year. This means it’s a huge increase from previous years intake. USPSI campus administrative co-ordinator Layson Leve revealed yesterday that they are expecting an increase of enrolment around 4500 this firstsemester. “This increase…

Eagon Foundation to be formed

Eagon Pacific Plantation Ltd will establish a new charity organisation called ‘Eagon Foundation.’ This foundation will be set up to administer Eagon’s financial support to organisations and communities in the country. Boyoung Moon, Eagon’s Solomon Islands Managing Director said, the foundation is expected to be established soon. “We decided to form this charity organisation to…

A bridge linking two islands in Simbo

ONE of Simbo’s pride is the recently upgraded bridge connecting the two main islands of Ngarovo and Nusa Simbo. The bridge was constructed over a six months period and was completed in early 2013. Its one of the projects under the tsunami recovery project made possible through the partnership of the Western Provincial Government, National…

Tonga declares dengue outbreak

RNZI: The Tongan Ministry of Health has declared a dengue fever outbreak, with 33 confirmed cases across Tonga. Matangi Tonga reports The Head of the NCD/Health Promotion Unit at the Ministry of Health, Dr ‘Ofa Tukia, has called on Tongans to be vigilant, as the viral disease is spread by mosquitoes. She says of the…

Enjoying the benefit of a mobile service

SIMBO is one of the small islands in the Western Province that has been enjoying the benefits of a mobile service. The island was connected to the breeze network some years ago following the April 2007 earthquake and tsunami that struck the province. The natural disaster has claimed several lives and damaged many homes. The…

Ramohia assures APSD

THE Malaita premier Peter Chanel Ramohia has assured the Asia Pacific Sustainable Development (APSD) center that his government will support them where necessary. Speaking during the induction program on Monday, Mr Ramohia said, that his government will support such institution when it is necessary. “This is a very important technical school and we will find…

APSD introduces six additional courses

THE Asia Pacific Sustainable Development Rural Training Center (APSD) in Fiu central Kwara’ae Malaita province yesterday opened its door for enrollment. The Japanese funded training centre started way back in 2001 with one specific course agriculture and this year has opened again with another six courses more. The six additional courses are; life skills, carpentry,…

Orthopaedic training offered here

A number of regional doctors are undertaking a Masters Degree program in Orthopaedic in the country. Head of Orthopaedic department in the National Referral Hospital Dr Patrick Houasia said, these are the second intake and they will be studying twelve modules, 3 modules per year, 2015-2017. Yesterday they went through module on ‘Introduction to Orthopaedics’…