8 dead, 4 survived

Bougainvilleans rescued after drifting for 32 days at sea By IAN M.KAUKUI Four out of 12 people from Buka in Bougainville have been rescued by a fishing boat after their boat capsized and drifted at sea since December 2019. On arrival on Saturday at the Solomon Islands International Ports, the survivors were then transported immediately…

Tina hydro to boost local jobs

PREPARATIONS for the construction of the access road to the Tina River Hydro-power Development in Central Guadalcanal are now underway and with it, approximately 145 newly created jobs for the local community will be available. Advertising to recruit local residents to fill these jobs has commenced and people are being urged to apply to work…

All 5-yo urged to join PPY

THE Ministry of Education and Human resource Development (MEHRD) has called on all parents to enrol their 5 years old into Pre-Primary Year (PPY) to get better education for them. Permanent Secretary Franco Rodie made the call during the launching of the MEHRD PPY program today in Honiara. “Dear parents enrol your 5-year-old into pre-primary…

Young Pitakaka Set to lead YECSI

  The Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) now has a new Coordinator. He is Emmanuel Pitakaka. Young Pitakaka replaces the outgoing coordinator John Wopereis. Hailed from Choiseul, Pitakaka is a recent graduate from the University of Waikato in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Laws.  Emmanuel is a young father and is passionate about…

UNICEF committed with Education dev here

UNICEF has revealed that it will continue to be committed in helping Solomon Islands with its education development goals. Speaking at the launching of the Pre-primary year PPY program last week, Dr. Zelalem Taffesse of the organisation said the launch marks the beginning of the decade for accelerated action towards achieving the sustainable development goals…

PM lauds NZ on Waitangi Day celebrations

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has acknowledged the government and people of New Zealand as an important development partner. The Prime Minister said Solomon Islands and New Zealand have enjoyed a long, fruitful and mutually beneficial relationship that goes back many decades even before both countries forged diplomatic relations 41 years ago.   He said New…

Think safety first: Police

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) appeals to members of the public throughout the country to   think safety first during the current bad weather.  The call is being made as the country continues to experience heavy rain and strong winds. Acting Commissioner of Police, Mostyn Mangau says, “Boats and vessel owners are urged to…