TSI: be fair on scholarships

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands (TSI) has called for greater transparency in the National Training Committee (NTC) and National Training Unit (NTU) when awarding scholarships. It added scholarship awards must be based on merit, not preference. “Recent termination of 179 students studying in USP at Laucala Campus in Fiji is a clear manifestation of awarding scholarship to…

NZ to support election

New Zealand (NZ) is preparing to assist Solomon Islands during the National General Election (NGE) on April 3. New Zealand High Commissioner to Solomon Islands His Excellency Don Higgins told Caretaker Prime Minister Rick Hou at a courtesy call in Honiara yesterday, the assistance will include providing helicopter services during the election and sending over…

SINU names new boss

SOLOMON Islands National University (SINU) on Monday announced its new –Chancellor. He is Dr Ganeshwar Chand. Dr Ganeshwar Chand, better known as Ganesh Chand, is a Fijian academic and former politician of Indian descent. He is a founder of the University of Fiji and serves as a trustee of the Fiji Institute of Applied Studies…

Hou meets Taiwan’s deputy Foreign Minister

CARETAKER Prime Minister Rick Hou has met the visiting Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan, Dr Su-Chen Hsu in Honiara, Monday. The two leaders have re-affirmed the friendly relations between the two countries while also discussed areas of mutual interest that could potentially broaden existing development programmes, particularly, in the areas…

Fair Trade yard caught fire

  FAIR Trade Company Yard at Henderson was on fire yesterday afternoon, after a wild fire from the nearby bushes caught to a corner of its fence and razed four vehicles. It was 2 in the afternoon when the fire coming from the nearby bushes caught the corner of the fence. An eye witness said…

BIG DISASTER

Oil spill affects people’s livelihood By CARLOS ARUAFU THE oil spill from the ship, Solomon Trader which was loading Bauxite at the Lughu Bay in West Rennell has had a big impact on the lives of villagers. Solomon Trader ran aground at Lughu Bay while loading bauxite during a strong wind on February 4th. A…

Work on new SOE complex progressing

WORK on the new Faculty of School of Education (SOE) complex at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Panatina campus is making progress and nearing its completion. The new complex will house the administration office for the school once completed. The construction started off a few years ago and is now almost completed, Dean of…

More businesses join remuneration survey

The 2018 Biennial Remuneration Survey has seen the increase on the number of participants who have shown commitment to putting in place credible and consistent procedures in dealing with their employees’ remuneration. According to the 2018 survey, every year organizations, companies and businesses are using the Remuneration Survey and are developing policies and putting more…

Enabling scope for women leadership

WOMEN are underrepresented in all spheres of leadership in Solomon Islands. Few companies have women in senior leadership roles and there is only one woman in parliament. A group of local companies are proactively seeking to change this. On February 15, 2019, twenty women from nine companies participating in the Waka Mere Commitment to Action…