Eco-school programme to promote environment

NINE schools in Honiara will be the first to undertake the eco-school programme project aimed at enhancing students and staff knowledge on environmental issues to become environmental stewards. Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Honiara City Council and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are the…

IPAM training underway in Atori

A FOUR-DAY training conducted by Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) for all public servants working in Atori, East Malaita, is currently underway. Sponsored for by the national government and facilitated by IPAM, the training is aimed at re-strengthening the supervision skills of all public servants working within eastern Malaita region. Atori police officer,…

Adolescent activities planned for communities

Ministry of health adolescent health workers are planning to organize a number of adolescent related activities in some of the existing communities in the provinces. This was agreed upon during their discussion last Thursday. These activities and programs will feature STIs awareness, alcohol, marijuana, protection message on gender based violence and teenage pregnancy. Ministry of…

Overloading still a concern

THE continuous overloading of vessels travelling to Honiara from Auki has yet again sparked concern not only from responsible authorities but also from the general Malaita public. Over the past few weeks, marine vessels providing weekly shipping services to Auki have continuously been overloaded and evaded being detained by Police. Police had previously detained two…

Officers survive sea ordeal

FOUR police officers and a chief of Atori, East Malaita, survived when their canoe capsized due to rough seas last week. They were on their way to attend to an incident in the area. According to reports received, the five were on their way to Ambe in north Malaita when they met the heavy storm…

USP to sign MOU with Isabel

A TEAM from University of the South Pacific (USP) team is in Isabel this week to discuss and sign a deal with the provincial authorities for to establishment of USP centre in Buala. This was confirmed by the Isabel provincial secretary John Mark Lokumana yesterday when speaking to Solomon Star from Buala. PS Lokumana said,…

Korovou fishery centre to be upgraded

THE rundown Korovou fishery centre in Shorthand Island, Western Province will be upgraded soon. That’s according to acting premier of Western province Wayne Maepio. “The province had secured funds from the ministry of fisheries and provincial government,” Mr Maepio said. “As soon as the contractor is secured work on the centre should start anytime.” Mr…