New Kiribati Campus opens today

The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) new Kiribati Campus construction has been completed and will be officially opened by the President of Kiribati, His Excellency Mr Anote Tong today. The construction of the new 1,764 square metre building (with an additional 882 square metres on the vacant ground floor) commenced in late 2014, and…

Fashion week swings into showcasing designs

Solomon’s Fashion Week was officially opened with an exhibition of beautiful clothes and accessories designed by local tailors, women’s group and artists at the National Art Gallery on Monday. Officially opened by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Women, Youths, Children and Family Affairs, Ethel Sigimanu the fashion week was to encourage the creation of…

Ramohia praises DPM for move

FORMER leader of the Independent group and the current Deputy Prime Minister in the DCC government has received praise for his move by the Malaita Provincial premier. Joining hands with a number of citizens of the country to commend Manasseh Maelanga and his former independent members is Peter Ramohia. “Thank you Hon Manasseh Maelanga (Hon…

Kiloe: mining, curse and blessing

CHOISEUL premier Jackson Kiloe says mining development in the country can be a curse or a blessing depending on how we do it. Premier Kiloe highlighted this at the national mining forum this week. He said development such as mining in this instance can be a curse and a blessing at the same time. “Whether…

MPs urged to show loyalty

LOYALTY is a virtue that all members of parliament should possess, a school teacher Peter Tahiliu says. Mr Tahiliu was referring to the seven ministers who resigned last week from the DCC government. He said the seven showed no loyalty to their leader Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. He stated loyalty is a virtue that can…

USP health week ends

THE University South Pacific Solomon Islands Campus Health Week & Family Day ended yesterday with a directors’ Zumba held at the Multi-purpose hall. The week-long event, which provided students and staff the opportunity to discover that they live a healthy lifestyle, has been described as worthwhile and notable. The one-week event brought together staff and…

Deputy Speaker’s post vacant

THE position of the deputy Speaker in the National Parliament has been left vacant. This followed the elevation of Central Honiara MP John Moffat Fugui to become Minister for Education. Mr Fugui was the deputy speaker until this week when he was sworn-in to take up his ministerial appointment. Speaker of Parliament Ajilon Nasiu, announced…

Experts meet on disaster resilience in the Pacific

NATIONAL Disaster Management officers from 15 Pacific Island countries gather in Fiji on Friday to review their successes and challenges in preparing for, responding to and recovering from disasters in the region, such as Cyclone Pam. The European Union supported Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific (BSRP) project is bringing the disaster managers together…

Renbel assembly to meet Nov 6

RENNELL and Bellona Provincial Assembly meeting is rescheduled for 6 November 2015 to give time for the premier and his three executive members to attend. They failed to attend the meeting when it opened on Thursday. The Office of the Speaker said they want all members of the provincial government to attend the meeting, particularly…