Speech contest focus on Deep Sea Mining

EUROPEAN Union together with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community SPC and Solomon Islands Government has successfully completed the youth’s deep sea mining debate, Thursday night. The debate involves 14 youths and student from various high schools around Honiara after a weeklong series of information gathering and sessions about the good and bad sides of…

Korea assists forestry ministry

KOREA International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has donated a total of 1,037 items to the Ministry of Forest and Research, Thursday. The items were handed in a short ceremony held at the ministry’s headquarters at Lengakiki. The donation comes after the signing of the Record of Discussions on 10 October 2013, between KOICA and the ministry.…

Police heads to help in rearmament process

THE Provincial Police Commanders (PPCs) of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), stationed in provinces throughout the country, are to assist with the community consultations on the staged limited rearmament of the RSIPF. This follows a presentation on the staged limited rearmament of the RSIPF during the annual PPC’s conference held in Honiara between…

Dash 8 goes under maintenance

SOLOMON Airlines says its Dash 8 aircraft will be temporarily taken out of service as part of its planned maintenance with a down time from Sunday 7th to Tuesday 9th June 2015. The national carrier’s General Manager Operations & Commercial, Gus Kraus said the maintenance program is standard practice for the aircraft. “Scheduled maintenance of…

Gov’t questioned over bauxite export saga

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has expressed grave concerns over the revelations this week of the involvement of senior Cabinet ministers in the bauxite export saga. In a statement, the Parliamentary Opposition says the revelations in the Island Sun newspaper are serious, as they border on corruption, and serious allegations of conflict of interest on the…

A changed mind-set vital to fair representation

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says a changed mindset by the entire society is integral to the process of ensuring equality in political representation in Solomon Islands. The Prime Minister made this remark on Tuesday when he opened the ‘Conference on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation’ in Honiara. He said as Prime Minister, he was profoundly…

SINU joins university network to address food security issues

Nadi, Fiji: To work and stay healthy, we all need sufficient, safe and nutritious foods through out our entire life. This week, more than 40 researchers, lecturers, teachers, and administrators from regional Universities, government ministries, and international organizations attended a workshop convened by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (TCARC), USP, PIURN and…