Training for Malaita justices

MALAITA province will have the first local Authorized justices who will have the power to issue the Interim Protection Order ((IPO) on crimes related to the Family Protection Act (FPA). Fifteen local Authorised justices are currently being trained on the Family Protection Act. The training aims to build their capacity and increase their knowledge of…

New project to enhance student learning

THE Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Dr Franco Rodie has highlighted a new project to help the ministry develop and access e-learning science materials for teaching and learning. This was stated at the opening of a four-day World Teacher Day event in Auki on Tuesday. The project will start next…

Talks to open Anuha airfield

ANUHA Island, known as the Pearl of the Solomons, may spring back to life as the government sets to re-open Anuha airfield in Central Province. After 30 years of negligence after the resort closed in 1988, there is renewed hope as the Government has continued talks with landowners (LOs) of the area. A high-level government…

Man found with firearms faces court

THE Papua New Guinea (PNG) national who is accused of possessing a rifle without a license in Honiara will be appearing in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court today, Thursday. Dilys Tulosoi of Bougainville is facing a charge of possession of firearms and ammunition without licence. This would be his second appearance in court after he was…

New labour deal with CITREC

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has launched a new initiative with Canadian International Training & Education Corp of Canada [CITREC] that will further strengthen the labour mobility relations between Canada and Solomon Islands. This new initiative will introduce eligible Solomon Islands nationals to an expedited stream for Canadian Permanent Residency which comes with permanent jobs into…

NZ Parliamentary delegation here

THE Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives (Parliament), Rt Hon Trevor Mallard and eight members of the New Zealand Parliament met with the Speaker of National Parliament Ajilon Nasiu and Parliamentary Officials, Wednesday. During the meeting Mr Nasiu highlights the challenges faced by the National Parliament and at the same time he thanked…

YECSI elects Board, launching next

The Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) now has a Board following its first ever Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 at the Heritage Park Hotel. YECSI members, young entrepreneurs, Government representatives, members of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), and SICCI staff attended the event to witness the…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Owen jailed for pushing man downhill* ‘Stop resorting to crime to solve disputes’* Man denies attempting rape on school girl Owen jailed for pushing man downhill A man who pushed another man down a sloppy hill which resulted in a broken leg at Skyline, Honiara last year has been sentenced to three and a…

Pele people excited to witness test flight

PELE people on the Reef islands, Temotu Province were so excited to witness the first ever test flight conducted by the Solomon Airline on Sunday 30th September 2018. Before the Dash-8 aircraft left Honiara bound for Santa Cruz and on to Lomlom, the airport was already filed with people ready to witness the arrival of…