Living by the law

IF you visit Auki market, you will not miss the presence of the Malaita Provincial Government active security officers, manning the market area 24 hours a day. This has elevated the status of the Japanese million-dollar funded Auki market, to become a more secure place, where everyone can enjoy shopping for fruits and vegetables. The…

Preparation for UN recruits expensive

IT is an expensive progress to prepare police officers to be deployed under the United Nation (UN) peacekeeping mission overseas, says Supervising Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga. Ms Matanga revealed this when asked by a journalist at the commissioner’s weekly conference last Thursday, whether they will be sending another group later this year on a UN…

Wales: respect service providers

MALAITA provincial deputy secretary Robert Wales has strongly encouraged the Auki public to respect and work together with the only water service provider – Solomon Water. He mentions this, when contributing during the Solomon Water public awareness, on the planned Auki water supply upgrading project, which will start later this year. Mr Wales strong encourage…

New look bus stop for Rove

Rove’s debilitated bus stop in west Honiara has been given a new look – thanks to Bank South Pacific (BSP). Taking three weekends of their family time, BSP’s Point Cruz and Ranadi branch staff gave the bus stop the much needed renovation and upgrade. Early this month, they completed the task and handed the Rove…

Financial education for schools important

The governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) Denton Rarawa says that work to include financial education within the curriculum is now progressing. Rarawa highlighted this during the 42 anniversary celebration of the CBSI organised in Honiara last week. “One of the financial inclusion objectives is to integrated financial education into the curriculum,…

‘Australia proud to support CSSI’

The Australian government is very proud to support the learning opportunity for Correctional Services of Solomon Islands, says DFAT Counselor for Justice and Governance in Solomon Islands, Ms Karryn Murray. Murray highlighted this, when speaking at the Queensland Correctional Services Academy Certificate presentation for local CSSI officials who have successfully completed their studies lately. The…

Gov’t must step in, says Ahea

The government of Solomon Islands must support the Diploma Correctional Administration and certificate in Correctional Practice at the Correctional Academy in Queensland, which is now benefiting CSSI officers. This was the message of the Acting commissioner of the Correctional Service of Solomon Islands (CSSI) William Ahea, when speaking at the graduation of the recent batch…

Dr Rodgers is new SPM

Former Director General of the Noumea-based Secretariat of the South Pacific Community Dr Jimmy Rodgers is the new Secretary to the Prime Minister. He was seen accompanying the Prime Minister Rick Hou last Saturday night during the official opening of the Bred Bank Solomon Ltd. Early this month the Ministry of Education and Human Resource…

BRED Bank opens

Prime Minister Rick Hou on Saturday officially launched the operations of the country’s fourth commercial bank, BRED Bank. BRED Bank expanded its operations into the country since last year. “I am pleased that BRED Bank has ticked all the boxes and met our entire licensing requirement,” Hou said. He added BRED has worked tirelessly to…

Our Telekom to reduce workforce

Staff plan to protest By ANDREW FANASIA Staff of Our Telekom are planning to stage a sit-in protest this week following the company’s move to undertake a redundancy exercise. Sources within Telekom revealed the plan after the nation’s biggest telecommunications firm told its workers around 100 employees will be affected. “The management does not want…