TDP without a chair

The Trade Disputes Panel (TDP) is currently without a chairman. This followed the departure of former chairman Francis Luza, who left last week to head the Leadership Code Commission (LCC). The panel also does not have a deputy chair following the departure of the holder last year. Caretaker Commerce Minister, Elizah Doromuala said TDP has…

Taremae: Peace is a collective effort

Peace and reconciliation should be a collective effort, a caretaker minister says. Hypolite Taremae of the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation uttered this during the International World Peace Day last Sunday. “The government alone could not achieve peaceful coexistence and reconciliation for the country as this needs a multi-sectoral approach to address it,” Taremae said.…

Villagers end bee training

More than 14 community reps in Small Malaita ended a three-week bee training at Afio, Small Malaita, Thursday. The training was funded by World Vision under its Community Economic Development Project (CED). The training taught the participants technics and methods of bee farming. The aim is to help improve the economic conditions and livelihood of…

Hope in second chance education

There’s a policy direction for second chance education for unfortunate secondary students who have fallen out of the education system. The policy direction was to have young people like pregnant single mothers in secondary schools, and expelled students from the system, to get back into the system. This was revealed by the Ministry of Education…

Gov’t warned on Gold Ridge

THE Government has been warned to consult landowners on any proposed sale of the Gold Ridge mine in Central Guadalcanal. Chairman of Gold Ridge Community and Landowners Council, Dick Douglas, issued the warning on Friday. He was responding to the special secretary to the Prime Minister, Dr Philip Tagini’s statement that the government is negotiating…

Police at Gizo arrest armed men

POLICE at Noro have arrested six male suspects following an armed robbery at one of the logging camps at North New Georgia, Western Province, Thursday. Police alleged the suspects from Kolombangara and Mase village who were armed with knives and axes, entered the logging camp and demanded money and threatened workers. When their demand wasn’t…