POB online banking signs up with Our Telekom

Pan Oceanic Bank recently signed the air-time topup deal with Our Telekom  which now enables both POB and Our Telekom customers to topup through their smartphones or computers via POB Online Banking. “Our Telekom is privileged to participate in this intiative with POB. We believe that with the change in mobile phone technology with increasing…

SI students at UPNG affected by boycott

Solomon Islands students studying at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) are being affected by a move to boycott classes and that has been extended for another week. The UPNG Students Reprehensive Council (SRC) has extended the class boycott for another week. UPNG students and other tertiary institutions in PNG last week demanded Prime…

Australia supports biosecurity work here

LAST week, Australian biosecurity specialists delivered computer and database equipment and specialised training in border operations information management to senior management and surveillance officers from Biosecurity Solomon Islands, within the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. This forms part of the Australian-funded Biosecurity Development Program that aims to strengthen Biosecurity Solomon Islands to carry out pest…

Rescued at sea

PNG nationals survive six-week sea ordeal FOURTEEN Papua New Guinea nationals who drifted for six weeks at sea have been rescued by a fishing boat outside national waters and brought in to Honiara yesterday. They include four males and 10 females, the youngest being a girl of 4. Unfortunately, a woman in her 40s had…

Back in power, Lusibaea reclaim ministerial portfolio

NORTH Malaita MP Jimmy Lusibaea is expected to be sworn in this morning, less than a week after he resigned as Minister for Infrastructure Development. This was after the Government decided to give him the same ministerial portfolio. “…yes, Mr Lusibaea will retain his same portfolio,” deputy private secretary to Government House Rawcliffe Ziza told…

GP celebrates it first sponsored graduates

Guadalcanal provincial government on Tuesday celebrated with the first lot of sponsored students who have successfully graduated at Solomon Islands National University (SINU) last week. The provincial government hosted the event to acknowledge and recognise them for successfully completing their studies. More than 10 students were sponsored under the Guadalcanal provincial government scholarship scheme which…

‘Gov’t to replace SIPA board’

RESIGNED Minister for Infrastructure development has decided to retain the Infrastructure Development portfolio but under one condition. The North Malaita MP Jimmy Lusibaea wanted the entire SIPA board replaced. A well placed source in the government confirmed a meeting between the Prime Minister and Mr Lusibaea on Tuesday this week to sort the matter out.…

Former combatants deny rumour of war

LEADERS of Solomon Islands Post Conflict Reconciliation, Rehabilitation and Restoration Association (SIPCRRRA) Guadalcanal Desk have strongly disassociated and condemned a rumour that the past ethnic conflict will happen again. Militants from Malaita Malaita and Guadalcanal engaged in a conflict since 1998 until the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) intervened in 2003 to restore…

Makira ready to implement community-led total sanitation

A week long Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) training of local facilitators in Makira province was successfully completed by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) last week. Around 30 individuals comprising of community members, staff from the provincial Environmental Health Department, Health Promotion Department, World Vision and UNDP participated in the CLTS program.…