Auki police gears up training for election

Auki police, Malaita Province undergoing Public Order Management (POM) training in preparation for the National General Elections. The week-long training commenced yesterday at the Aligegeo stadium, facilitated by sergeant Tex Tafoa, the provincial training coordinator. Mr Tafoa said the training is to prepare the force for any disorders or any disorderly circumstances that may arise…

Seven In-Service receive ROC ICDF scholarship

The second batch of recipients of the ROC/Taiwan scholarship has received their award letters from the Taiwanese Ambassador HE Victor Te-Sun Yu at the Taiwanese Embassy. The seven are recipients of the ROC International Cooperation Development Fund (ICDF) scholarship under the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. All of them will be doing their Bachelor In-Service…

2012 FOPA spending exceeds budget: Manetoali

Minister for Culture and Tourism Samuel Manetoali has revealed the country had spent millions of dollars million to host the 2012 11th Festival of Pacific Arts (FOPA). Responding to questions from MP for Central Guadalcanal Peter Channel in Parliament yesterday, Mr Manetoali said the country had spent about $195 million for the event. The Minister…

Why treat MOI differently from the rest?

Former diplomat and Trade Negotiations Envoy, Mr. Robert Sisilo, has expressed concerns on the decision by the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) to conduct the public hearing process for Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) in Honiara, and not in the MOI constituency (Luaniua, Pelau & Sikaiana) proper. In a phone conversation with Chief Electoral Commissioner Polycarp…

Ebola risk in Pacific low: WHO

FIJI LIVE – The risk of the Ebola virus disease spreading to the Pacific is low, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says. However, because of the seriousness of the outbreak, it advises that Pacific Islands countries and nearby areas take proactive action and be prepared. In West Africa, the outbreak continues to evolve, with cases…

ROC encourages females

THE Republic of China/ Taiwan is encouraging the education of females by tilting the scale in favour of females in their scholarship selection for next year. Out of more than 600 applicants for the 2015 Taiwanese Scholarship joint award, most of the recipients were females. The recipient gets their scholarship award last week from the…

MAL sends Mala Kava for lab test in Vanuatu

KAVA product from North Malaita is on a valued laboratory testing in the Republic of Vanuatu. Noel Roposo chief field officer (Marketing) with in the marketing unit, agriculture planning division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) said the Kava samples were taken from two local farmers of North Malaita. “We sent the samples…