This is your day, graduates told

THIS day is your day you have demonstrated courage, hard work and dedication to your learning and as a result you have been awarded an Australian vocational qualification that recognised nationally and internationally, says the Chief Executive Officer of Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) Denis O’Brian. Speaking to mark the graduation yesterday in Honiara, Ms…

80 graduate from APTC here

EIGHTY Solomon Islanders graduated from the Australia –Pacific Technical College (ATPC) in Honiara, Tuesday. The graduation is the second of its kind held this year by ATPC in the country where the first was held early this year on the month of May. The 80 students graduated from a total of 14 different fields namely,…

Another day in paradise

No more than 1.5 degrees of warming, this is what governments and leaders across the Pacific Island Nations are calling for in the lead up to the COP21 being held later this year in Paris. Today marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, and there has been no better time to call for action…

Pageant show, a tourist attraction

THE staging of Miss Solomon pageant can bring tourists to our shores if it is an annual event in the Solomon Islands. This was highlighted by Glyn Joshua, the Director Commercial and Cruise department of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). He uttered the words in a press meeting with members of the local media during…

Recruitment for pageant show opens

THE recruitment for the Miss Solomon Islands pageant is now open to interested females with a Solomon Islands Nationality. This comes after the official launching of the event on Sunday by the organizer, Solomon Host and the platinum sponsor, Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). A statement from the organizers said that all formalities for sponsorship…

Isabel serious in developing tourism

THE Isabel Provincial government has registered its seriousness in venturing into the tourism industry of the province in full swing. This was highlighted by the Premier James Habu during the 8th Premiers Conference in Honiara last week. In the Provincial Government Policy statement as highlighted in the premier’s presentation, “Isabel province has a sustainable tourism…

Farmer glad to receive cattle

A local cattle farmer Frinton Vaka Rere who received seven herds of cattle yesterday from  the first ever distribution in 15 years spoke highly of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Department for the support. Mr. Rere is among the first six farmers who receive the first distribution of the herds from Tenavatu Farm in…

Herds of cattle distributed

Tenavatu cattle farm has lived up to its expectation which saw the first distribution of cattle to local farmers on Monday.  Director of Livestock and Veterinary Services Rarney Keqa said the primary purpose of the Tenavatu cattle farm is to breed cattle and then distribute them to small local holders in the country and the…