Vavanga: Rural communities first

RURAL communities need to be placed higher in the political agenda for social and economic development in the country. Guadalcanal Provincial Premier, Bartholomew Vavanga reminded his colleague premiers at the closing of their week-long conference in Honiara last week. Premier Vavanga said in terms of economic development, the important players or pillars are the rural…

Premiers told to work together

PROVINCIAL premiers were told there is a need for mutual cooperation and support in order to realise the potentials of local resources. Guadalcanal Premier Bartholomew Vavanga said this during last week’s premiers’ conference which was co-hosted by Honiara City Council (HCC) and his province.  “I will utter the need for mutual cooperation and support of…

Temotu has potential in tourism: Premier

TEMOTU premier Nelson Omar Menale has highlighted tourism potentials of his province during last week’s premiers’ conference. His presentation was based on the topic “Making Temotuans as actors in Economic development, not spectators”. Speaking during the conference, Premier Menale stated eco-tourism is one of the potential development sectors of his province. Mr Menale said that…

Habu spells out plan for growth

THE Isabel provincial government has seen the importance of infrastructure developments as a wheel for economic developments, says its premier James Habu. Mr Habu highlighted this in his presentation last week, during the 8th Premiers Conference in Honiara. He stated that the policy statement of the province is to develop infrastructure plans to foster accessibility…

This is your day, graduates told

THIS day is your day you have demonstrated courage, hard work and dedication to your learning and as a result you have been awarded an Australian vocational qualification that recognised nationally and internationally, says the Chief Executive Officer of Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) Denis O’Brian. Speaking to mark the graduation yesterday in Honiara, Ms…

80 graduate from APTC here

EIGHTY Solomon Islanders graduated from the Australia –Pacific Technical College (ATPC) in Honiara, Tuesday. The graduation is the second of its kind held this year by ATPC in the country where the first was held early this year on the month of May. The 80 students graduated from a total of 14 different fields namely,…