Parl meet date set

PRIME Minister Hon. Rick Houenipwela has scheduled the date for the next Parliament sitting to Wednesday 28th February, 2018. The date was announced following the issue a letter of notification of commencement of Parliament by the Prime Minister to His Excellency the Governor General Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui GCMG CSI OBE, on Monday 12th February…

VEHICLE SHORTAGE

Police only have 100 vehicles, says police chief By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   Police Commissioner Matthew Varley says the police force does not have many vehicles as people think. He was responding a questioned raised by a journalist at his weekly conference last week in relation to complaints made by the public in relation to the…

Aligegeo unveils new outfit

STUDENTS attending Aligegeo provincial secondary school this year will no longer use the famous yellow and blue uniform as the school now introduces a new pupils’ uniform. The school’s introduction of the new uniform also coincides with the introduction of new school badge and school motto. Aligegeo deputy principal Andy Tosasai confirmed this new development…

PM heads for MSG summit

Leaves on Monday with 7-member delegation Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela leaves today for the 21st Melanesia Spearhead Group (MSG) summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. He is leading a seven-member delegation. In Port Moresby, Houenipwela is expected to hand-over the MSG chairmanship to his PNG counterpart Peter O’Neill. This traditional handing over ceremony will…

Learning Mandarin

Language of the times By LESLEY SANGA  THE growing importance of the Chinese language globally didn’t go unnoticed by Solomon Islands’ government. At its request, Taiwan responded by sponsoring the Mandarin teaching program here since 2012 as part of the partnership in education between the two countries. Committed to providing relevant and high quality teaching,…