Calls to implement education plan

PERMANENT Secretary (PS) of Ministry of Education and Human Resources calls for proactive action from people engaged to implement the National Education Action Plan (NEAP) 2013-2014. Dr Franco Rhodie stressed this when he opened the annual joint Review of the Education Sector at Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) conference room, Tuesday. “We need to think outside…

No serious report on campaign in West

WESTERN Provincial Police is yet to receive any reports of disturbances related to campaigning in the lead to the national general election. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) George Guna in an interview with the Solomon Star, Tuesday said Gizo and the surrounding have enjoyed peaceful campaign activities conducted by intending candidates so far. “Currently Gizo town…

Men accused of spreading rumours acquitted

Four men accused of spreading false rumours against their former Member of Parliament for South Choiseul were being discharged on Tuesday. This was due to insufficient evidence to sustain the charge against them. The prosecution has requested the court to withdraw the charges against John Niqe, Eddie Kodo, Max Qoloni and Jack Zokovai under section…

Warrant of arrest for Biliki

A warrant of arrest has been issued for the man accused of the $10 million scandal uncovered in the Ministry of Health and Medical Service on Tuesday. John Biliki was not present in court which resulted in a warrant of arrest being issued for his arrest. His lawyer George Gray was also absent in court…

Officer returns to court

A police officer facing a traffic offence in relation to an incident in 2011 resulting in the death of a girl at West Guadalcanal in 2011 returns to court next month. Rex U’upwe is facing one count of causing death by reckless or dangerous driving. This was in relation to an incident on March 2,…

Vernacular language pilot project progresses

THE vernacular language pilot project is working very well on Small Malaita and Makira Ulawa province, says Benedict Esibaea. Esibaea, who is the Director of Primary Division Human Resource, mentioned this during the annual joint review meeting at Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) conference room on Tuesday. The meeting provided an opportunity for key stakeholders of…

Improvement in literacy

Solomon Islands has improved in her literacy rate to 61 percent in 2013, a huge leap from 41 percent in 2005. Dr Franco Rhodie revealed this during the annual joint review meeting at Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) conference room yesterday. The theme of the meeting was: ‘Effective Monitoring and Evaluation to Inform Future Action: Are…

RAMSI boss visits Gizo

RAMSI’s Special Coordinator, Ms Justine Braithwaite on Friday visited the Western Provincial capital of Gizo. During the visit Ms Braithwaite met representatives of the provincial government, the Western Provincial Council of Women, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and the Solomon Islands Correctional Services. “Since becoming RAMSI Special Coordinator, it has been a priority…