Students urge gov’t to release allowances

SOLOMON Islands students studying in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu institutions are urging the National Government through the Ministry of Finance to quickly release their allowances. Those at the Divine Word University in Madang said the second semester has commenced but they are yet to receive allowances. “It is important we received our allowances on…

Solid waste management taken into town schools

NINE schools in Honiara will be taking part in the eco-school 3Rs project that was launched in Honiara yesterday. Theme of the project is ‘Eco-School for a cleaner Solomon Islands.’ The project was part of the Japanese technical cooperation project for Promotion of Regional Initiative on Solid Waste Management (J-PRISM Project). The program was part…

SIPPA workers end training

SOLOMON Islands planned parenthood association (SIPPA) workers have ended their three days training yesterday. This was in preparation for any disaster that may arise in the future. The training covered medical care, mental care and physical support for survivors and sexual violence during future crisis. It was aimed to assist participants to increase their knowledge…

Leaders agree to advocate in communities

CHIEFS and church leaders from various provinces last Thursday agree to actively support adolescent health programs for young people in communities. They pledged to mobilise the programs during they discuss during an Adolescent Health Development conference organised last week. A church leader, Pastor George Auna said during their discussion in a Health Development Conference held…

SIBC to have Climate and Disaster Resilience plan

SOLOMON Islands Broadcasting Corporation (SIBC) is one of eight national broadcast stations in the Pacific that will have Climate and Disaster Resilience Plans developed by April 2015.  A new project will help broadcast stations strengthen their ability to provide quality and timely information without fail. This timely communication will enable communities to prepare and respond…

JICA explains loan scheme

JAPAN yesterday explained its ODA (Overseas Development Assistance) loan scheme to key government representatives in Honiara. This was during a half-day seminar Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) conducted for local government reps. While Japan is one of the main donors here, it also lends out money to developing countries on very low interest rates, long-term…

Special MSG meet in PNG

PAPUA New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill Tuesday welcomed the Chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) and Spokesperson of the FLNKS, and Co-Chair of the Special MSG Leaders Summit, Victor Tutugoro during his courtesy call in Port Moresby. PM O’Neill on behalf of the Government and People of Papua New Guinea said:“I am greatly…

Last show this Friday

The G’day Solomon Islands Film Festival ends tomorrow with the last film ‘Bran Nue Dae’.  Mr Andrew Byrne Australian High Commissioner said the High Commission had been pleased to provide this unique cinema experience to hundreds of Honiara residents and encouraged everyone to come and enjoy the final showing for this year’s Film Festival. “Bran…

Teachers learn techniques to engage students early

MORE than 80 teachers have successfully completed a three-day Early Childhood Education training workshop yesterday in Honiara. The workshop was aimed at equipping teachers with fair knowledge and skills of preparing a work plan program in schools. Speaking during the closing of the training, Principal Education inspector for Honiara Obed Zutu said teachers who attended…