HC Hilton tours fisheries project site

THE Australian High Commissioner, Rod Hilton, has toured the Bina Habour Fisheries Project site in West Kwaio, Malaita Province on Tuesday. The tour was made on the second day of his historical three-day visit to the province. The visit was the first to be made to Malaita Province by High Commissioner Hilton since being posted…

Govt to increase school grants, reduce fees

THE Government through the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) is working towards reviewing the school grants with the intent to increase it so that the tuition fees charged to students are factored in the grants and reduce tuition. This was highlighted by the MEHRD Minister, Lanelle Tanangada, in Parliament last week. This…

Dr Togamana meets India’s Minister Singh

(MHMS) FOLLOWING the conclusion of the Asia Pacific Leaders Conclave on Malaria Elimination 2023, in New Delhi, India, at which the Minister of Health and Medical Services, Dr Culwick Togamana represented Solomon Islands, the minister paid a courtesy visit to India’s Minister of State for External Affairs, Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh. During the courtesy visit…

HCC Amendment Bill passed

PARLIAMENT has passed the Honiara City Council (Amendment) Bill 2023 without any amendment yesterday. The passage of the bill means some sections of the Honiara City Council Act of 1999 have been changed. The changes include the holding of Honiara City Council (HCC) on the same day with that of the Provincial Assembly and the…

PREMIER FINI TO CHINA

In an effort to deliver his 11th hour election promises, Malaita Premier Fini and his deputy will travel to China to negotiate funding for the various projects outlined in MNGFR’s policy document THE Malaita Premier, Martin Fini and his Deputy, Joe Heroau, will fly to China in the coming weeks to negotiate funding for their…

Education Bill expected in next parl sitting

THE much-anticipated Education Bill is going through final scrutiny by the Attorney General’s Chambers and is likely to be tabled during the June-July parliament sitting. This was highlighted by the Minister for Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD), Lanelle Tanangada, during her contribution last week to the debate on the motion to thank the Governor…

Shaw shares vision

SOLOMON Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Super Futsal League coaches had an interactive session with national futsal head coach Damon Shaw at the SIFF Conference Room last week. This was a unique opportunity for the league coaches to share mutual knowledge – fully backing the national team tasks ahead through improved national league competition. Coach Shaw…

Climate change to impact tuna stocks

CLIMATE change is going to have an effect on tuna stocks in the future due changes in the sea surface temperature. This was highlighted by Dr Transform Aqorau, Vice Chancellor of Solomon Islands National University (SINU), in a talkback show over the national broadcaster to mark the World Tuna Day yesterday. Dr Aqorau said because…