Locals start training on road works

A total of thirty local participants will benefit from a one year training program launched Thursday last week with the aim of equipping local supervisors (contractors) with technical quality skills to do government construction works in the country. The training was a joint initiative organized by the National Government, through the Ministry of Infrastructure Development…

Chinese marks year of the Goat

FOR Chinese, 2015 is the year of the goat. While it’s the year of the goat, local Chinese in and around the country will celebrate their New Year today. According to the Chinese lunisolar calendar, this marks the starting of the New Year. Attempts to talk with the Solomon Islands Chinese Association (SICA) president Mathew…

Australia reaffirms commitment to SI

AUSTRALIA has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthen its bilateral relationship with Solomon Islands. In a meeting with Prime Minister Manaseh Sogavare on Wednesday, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Investment, Steven Ciobo reaffirms Australia’s stand. Mr Ciobo said, the meeting he had with PM Sogavare certainly reflects how Australia values…

Small Steps, Big Vision video shows SPC leading by example

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FSII vow to meet Sumsum in court

FORUM Solomon Islands International (FSII) has gone abuzz following confirmation the chief executive officer of Solomon Airlines is suing its leaders for defamation. Captain Ron Sumsum of Vanuatu took the action after recent postings and comments on FSII facebook page about his employment contract and the huge salary he reportedly earns. The postings claimed Captain…

Book on violence launched

THE British Council and Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA) has launched a book entitled ‘Voices of Violence’ in Honiara yesterday evening. The launching ceremony took place at SIPPA office which kicked off with the screening of a short film, followed by the book launching and tool-kit launch. The book was authored in both English…

World Vision SI launches annual report

WORLD Vision Solomon Islands (WVSI) has launched its 2014 annual review report yesterday. The report highlighted WVSI work in the Solomon Islands as well as the overall program impact that it contained in the pacific Timor-Leste Child Well-Being report. Also inside the annual report, it stated 2014 has been a busy and challenging year for…

Cabinet on scholarship for constituencies

CABINET has approved a scholarship scheme which would see all 50 Constituencies being granted four scholarships each as early as this year. This means 200 scholarships per year for all the 50 constituencies. Reliable government sources confirmed to this paper that the scheme was approved last week and the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG)…

‘Past government fail NRH’

Local doctors working at National Referral Hospital (NRH) have renewed their call to the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government to push the NRH 2009 report so that it can be implemented. A statement from the doctors said, past governments have failed to resource the Ministry of Health and Medical services inorder to address the…

GP condemns police action

GUADALCANAL Provincial (GP) Government has condemned in the strongest terms the manner in which police have conducted their operation in East Tasimboko, resulting in the death of a young man. Relatives of the deceased claimed that the young man was manhandled by police and then he ran off and later was found dead floating in…