SINU sets to introduce Bachelor studies in agriculture

SOLOMON Islands National University (SINU) will offer degree studies in tropical agriculture starting next year. Dean of School of Natural Resources and Applied Science (SNRAS) Professor Prem Rai revealed this on Wednesday during the signing of an agreement between SINU and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL). “SNRAS has been offering certificate and diploma…

New security treaty signed

AUSTRALIA and Solomon Islands have signed a new security treaty – one the Solomons’ prime minister hopes will “collect dust” and never be used. In Australia for a week-long visit, the Solomon Islands prime minister, Manasseh Sogavare, said the bilateral security agreement he signed on Monday with the Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, would provide…

Automatic Hydrometric Weather station in Tingoa

An Automatic hydrometric weather station was installed in Tingoa, West Rennell, UNDP officer in Rennell-Bellona Province confirmed to the Solomon Star. The officer revealed that the Automatic hydrometric weather station is purposely to enhance Climate early warning system and disaster preparedness at the provincial level. “The Automatic hydrometric weather station measures wind speed and wind…

LUSIBAEA: WHY I WAS SACKED

Axed minister speaks out NORTH Malaita MP Jimmy Lusibaea says he believes his strong objection to a government move to privatise Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) was the “real” reason for his recent termination as the Minister for Infrastructure Development. Mr Lusibaea, who was one of the two ministers terminated in the recent cabinet shakeup,…

Govt pledges renewed support to East Rennell World Heritage Site program

The Government will continue to work with its development partners; private sector investors and other interested parties to continue provide necessary support towards East Rennell World Heritage Site development agenda said Minister of Environment and Conservation Samuel Manetoali. In opening remarks to officially open the three-day round table meeting on Wednesday, Mr Manetoali highlighted the…

RSIPF officially welcomes new Minister of Police

RSIPF today officially welcomed the new Minister of Police, National Security and Correctional Services Hon. Moses Garu with a parade at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara. “Members of the RSIPF congratulate you on your appointment as the new Minister of Police and it’s our privilege to welcome you to the Rove Police headquarters this…

PS MURRAY ARRESTED

Faces multiple charges of official corruption POLICE Task Force Janus yesterday arrested and charged the suspended Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) Henry Murray with multiple counts of official corruption. Murray’s wife was also arrested and charged with multiple counts of false pretences. The couple will appear in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court…