PM accepts request to champion literacy

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has accepted an invitation to become the Champion of Literacy for Solomon Islands when he met with representatives of LASI (Literacy Association of Solomon Islands) and READ SI (Resources for Education to Advance Development in Solomon Islands) yesterday. The meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office was requested by the two…

Western’s new breed

Western province athletics team is bringing a fresh new breed of runners to the Solomon games this year and plans to use this opportunity to expand the province’s experience in the sport. Team manager Dexter Lekafia said they have put together a team of young athletes who are potential provincial and national runners. Lekafia said…

Village killing

Suspect arrested, remanded A MAN has been remanded in custody on Tuesday afternoon for allegedly chopping to death another man with a bush knife at Koivo village in the Guadalcanal plains over the weekend. Peter Kwainia was remanded in custody until July 5 when he is due back in the Honiara Magistrates Court. Police alleged…

Confident as RAMSI draws down

WITH over a year left before the departure of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) in June 2017, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is very confident it will be able to assume full responsibility for policing in the country after RAMSI leaves. RSIPF Commissioner, Frank Prendergast expressed his confidence in the…

Fate of PAs

CAUCUS is still to decide on the fate of 17 political appointees of the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government whose contracts have expired on 18th April. Special Secretary to the Prime Minister, Andrew Muaki is currently overseas. However, acting SSPM, Dr Fred Isom Rohorua said when Muaki returns, he will deal with the political…