New CSSI officers urged to perform

COMMISSIONER of Correctional Services Solomon Islands, Francis Haisoma had encouraged newly graduated correctional services officers to perform to professional standards when they take up official duties following their graduation. The CSSI Commissioner made the call during a graduation ceremony of 20 new correctional services officers. “I encourage you to embrace your carrier professionally. “You represent…

Addressing unwanted pregnancies

A FAMILY Support Centre (FSC) advocator says the tragedy relating to killing of innocent babies is an issue that must be addressed in our homes. Hendricks Barai was responding to recent discoveries of dead babies in Honiara. Mr Barai said this is a huge problem that the community tends to ignore.  “It’s not a government…

Japan assists Panarui School

JAPAN is building new classrooms and staff houses for Panarui School in Choiseul at a total funding of $589,929.75. The funding was handed over to the school authority on Thursday in Honiara. “This project aims to provide better learning environment for the children of Panarui community,” Japanese ambassador Kenichi Kimiya said during the hand-over ceremony.…

Tsunami warning lifted after Chile earthquake

THE National Emergency Operations Centre in Honiara on Thursday night cancelled the tsunami warning it issued earlier that day. The centre said based on the latest information and tsunami threat re-assessment, all the Tsunami Watch advices that for Temotu had already being cancelled by the Solomon Islands Meteorological Services It said people near the coast…

Taiwan assists in disaster risks here

AN Observation Research program is currently underway to assist the Meteorological Service and the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) monitor natural disasters in the country. Called the Tsunami, Earthquake, and Cyclone (TEC) project, it was being headed by a team from the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) of Taiwan. As part of the project, 14 small…

The vanishing island

The 16-seater shudders on the breeze. Below, a small grid of unsealed roads runs through a village of fibro buildings ringed by palm and jungle trees. A contracting grass airstrip dips at each end into the blue of the Pacific. It could be the setting for a film about the end of the world. And…

SINU to introduce new programs for students

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) will give priority to areas which will directly impact the health and well-being of the Solomon islanders and also economy of the country and creating employment. That was according to SINU Vice Chancellor Dr Glynn Galo when talking about the new developing programs. In a statement on Thursday, Dr…

Bank teller’s larceny trial ends

THE TRIAL of the case of a former Bank of South Pacific (BSP) officer accused of stealing more than $73,000 from the bank in 2014 completed, Thursday. Closing submissions on the case will be made in court on October 2 before Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota. Alice Gila Chachabule Lalase of Isabel has stood trial for…