Call to support CBR course

Solomon Islands National University (SINU) school of nursing lacks experienced lecturers to teach community based rehabilitation. A senior nurse from the school of nursing made a call during the SINU open day on Thursday. He said since the community based rehabilitation (CBR) study is a diploma program which started off in2010. Due to lack of…

‘University of Choice’

CARETAKER Minister of Education and Human Resource Development, Dick Haámori suggests that Solomon Islands National University must prepares itself to be the ‘University of Choice’ where students can go to in order to be trained to function and operate. The caretaker minister of education made the suggestion at SINU open day on Thursday. He challenged…

Plans to give SINU facelift

THERE is a need for new modern facilities and buildings to facelift the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) as most of the buildings are old, says Vice Chancellor Dr Glynn Galo. Dr Galo made the remarks at the university’s open day yesterday at the Kukum campus. He said the schools have served their purposes but…

Lomo clarifies beacon installations

TWO firms have been awarded the contract to install non-directional beacons in five airports around the country. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Communication and Aviation clarified this after the ministry was criticisefor what was described as unfair awarding of contracts. Francis Lomo on Thursday said the beacons are navigational equipment used widely in…

Renbel issues warning to companies

RENBEL provincial secretary (PS) has issued a strong advice to companies operating in the province to pay their license fees to the provincial treasurer or the PS and not anyone else. The advice came following claims some logging companies paying up their fees to the deputy provincial secretary. Yesterday the provincial secretary BaiabePeseika said that’s…

City law enforcers want street trees cut

Law enforcement officers of the Honiara City Council (HCC) have suggested that trees along the Mendana Avenue should be chopped down. This is because they provide shelter for betel nut and cigarette vendors. A number of the law enforcers spoken said they are sick and tired of chasing away the vendors because they keep returning…

Govt negotiates sale of Gold Ridge

The Government is negotiating with foreign investors to buy the Gold Ridge Mine on Central Guadalcanal from the Australian mining company, St Barbara. The mine has not been operating since St Barbara pulled out from there in April following the flash floods. Special Secretary to the Prime Minister, Dr Philip Tagini who is responsible for…

Rural farmers commend MAL

Local rural farmers’ who took part in the field day held at Dala South Community, West Kwara’ae, Malaita province on Wednesday has commended the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) for the initiative. The field day was an opportunity for farmers in the central region of the province to come together at the venue to…