USPSI secures new classrooms

THE University of the South Pacific, Solomon Islands (USPSI) campus has secured a new classroom building in Chinatown to host its daily tutorial and lectures. The new classroom building is located just opposite the Coronation Christian School at Chinatown and is owned by a Chinese businessman. The new location was necessary following last April’s flash…

Second charter flight, Monday

A SECOND charter taking students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Fiji will leave Monday. The first charter left Wednesday. A spokesman from the National Training Unit (NTU) said 136 students were booked for the second charter flight. “The flight will depart Honiara to Nadi (Fiji) Monday afternoon,” the spokesman said.…

SIDT to partner with stakeholders

Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) is set to work collaboratively with stakeholders to oversee child-centred climate change adaptation programs. During a consultation meeting yesterday the stakeholders applauded projects implemented so far to fight climate change and welcomed initiatives the NGO has formulated. Stakeholders comprised representatives from Ministry of Education and Human Resources (MERHD) Development, Provincial…

PM receives WP delegation

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare received a delegation from the Western Provincial Government yesterday morning, pledging its commitment to work with the Democratic Coalition for Change Government in implementing its policy intentions for the Western Province. The delegation led by Billy Veo, Acting Premier and Minister for Lands and Housing told the Prime Minister that the…

Moves to resolve RIPEL saga

THE Sogavare led government has taken a diplomatic approach to re-solve the long drawn industrial dispute of Russell Islands Plantation Estate Limited (RIPEL) at Yandina. This came after Prime Minister Sogavare sent a delegation to meet with RIPEL general manager, John Whiteside last December to find ways of re-opening the operation. RIPEL management has fully…