Seghe RTC receives new classroom building

SEGHE Rural Training Centre is a full-time Residential Training institution and is affiliated with the Solomon Islands Association of Vocational Rural Training Centre (SIAVRTC). The center is run by the United Church in Solomon Islands.  Saturday of last week, the school was pleased to have received from the New Zealand Government a new workshop Classroom…

Pineapple farmers benefit from sales

IT’S the time of the year again for pineapples to be in season and once again, Auki market in the Malaita Province has abounded with the crop. The most popular region known for farming the tropical crop is in West Kwaio where local farmers have been engaged in growing pineapple for many years. Since October,…

Award recipient overwhelmed

I WAS shocked when my name was announced as the recipient of the Baton of Honor for the Sir Baddley Devesi Correctional Services Solomon Islands new recruit award.  This was how an overwhelmed Jason Korini felt when his name was announced for the award. The baton of honor was handed to him by the CSSI…

FB ABUSE COMPLAINTS

Police to provide data on Facebook abusive complaints   POLICE Commissioner Mostyn Mangau says he will provide the number of complaints relating to abusive contents on Facebook they received so far, next week. At his last week’s conference, Mangau told reporters there were several complaints of abusive content targeting politicians and individuals on Facebook. “There were…

CT scan machine soon

WORK on the much-awaited government-funded CT scan project is making progress and will soon to boost the country’s health system. This was revealed by the Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr. Culwick Togamana in response to the Leader of the Opposition Mathew Wale during the question and answer session in parliament. Wale asked if…

Sr. Doreen: domestic violence surges in Malaita

The Caretaker of the newly-established Malaita Christian Care Centre, Sister Doreen Awaiasi, has told a gathering in Auki that Domestic violence has continued to increase in Malaita. Sister Doreen was speaking on Wednesday in Auki where the 2020 16 days of activism against domestic violence in Malaita Province was held. “The nature of domestic and…

Full extent of COVID impact yet to be felt

THE Minister for Health and Medical Services, Culwick Togamana, has told Parliament that the extent of the impact of COVID-19 on the health care services is yet to be fully understood. Dr. Togamana was responding to a question by the Opposition Leader, Matthew Wale during question time, Thursday. He said since the pandemic was declared…