SI New Zealand alumni launched

THE New Zealand High Commission in Solomon Islands (NZHCSI) has launched a Solomon Islands-New Zealand Alumni Community (SINZAC). According to the NZHCSI, SINZAC is an alumni community for Solomon Islanders who have previously studied in Aotearoa New Zealand. “SINZAC aims to provide opportunities for alumni to engage in community service, mentoring and professional development and…

REVOLT LOOMS

Tina hydro project under threat by angry landowners THE multi-million-dollar Tina hydro project in Central Guadalcanal is facing a revolt by a tribal landowning group, a move which could cause substantial delays in the construction of the USD86 million hydro scheme. Police trying to enforce a High Court order last week clashed with members of…

MEHRD lauds teachers’ contribution

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) has acknowledged all teachers in the country for their contribution in educating students nationwide. MEHRD said the determination and service of teachers, especially during the crucial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, was commendable. “We want to thank you all the teachers in Solomon Islands for your…

China Police and RSIPF Conduct Joint Mock Exercise on digital VHF Communication System

China Police Liaison Team (CPLT) and Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) conducted a Joint Mock Exercise of Digital Very High Frequency (VHF) VHF Communication System. A total of 22 RSIPF officers from Communication Centre, Central Police Station, Guadalcanal Police Station, Police Response Team (PRT), Close Personal Protection (CPP), and Traffic Department with CPLT members and two Chinese engineers successfully completed…

NPF Board confident in economic recovery

SOLOMON Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) Board is confident that despite the risks and challenges brought about external factors, the country’s economy will recover as result of investments in the Games and other major projects. Mike Wate, SINPF Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and General Manager   highlighted this fortnight ago at the declaration of the Fund’s…

Man survives croc attack

A MAN in his 30s from Rendova, Western Province has survived a crocodile attack at Retavo village by sticking his fingers into its eyes whilst fighting for his life. Joel Kena told the Solomon Star on Monday that he was out diving early this month along the village coast for fish at around 5 pm in…