Rodie reappointed as PS Education

THE Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, Dr. Franco Rodie, was sworn in today (13/07/2022) for his third term in office as Permanent Secretary for the Ministry. The swearing in ceremony was officiated by the Acting Governor-General, Mr. Patteson John Oti. Witnessing the ceremony was the Minister for Education and…

WATER SHORTAGE HITS GIZO

WESTERN Provincial capital of Gizo is once again being faced with one of its long-time problems of water shortage which has presented a lot of challenge for residents each day. The decade long challenge is now giving a lot of pressure and stress to many families as the dry spell continues. Although there were some…

Police clarify BSP incident in Auki

The Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) has clarified that the vandalized incident at BSP Auki was a result of domestic issue between a staff of the bank and his wife. This clarification was made in response to the article published in this paper on Saturday.   Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Malaita Province Superintendent Leslie…

ECONOMY DECLINE

CENTRAL Bank of Solomon Islands Governor Dr Luke Forau says the country’s economy was initially projected to decline by 7.3 percent this year. Speaking at the launch of the 2021 CBSI Annual Report, on 6th July 2022 Dr Forau said this was projected on the sluggish economic activity and ongoing COVID-19 containment measures with declines…

In Court with Assumpta

Murder charge dropped, assault charge filed THE prosecution has dropped the murder charge against a Malaysian and a local man in relation to the death of a man on New Year’s Day in Rennell, Renbell Province. Kelvin Wayne and a local John Vendi are now facing the charge of assault causing actual bodily harm. Public…