Govt halts APID

THE GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Forestry has issued a seizure notice against Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) to halt any logging operations on Rennell and exports out of the country. Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Forest & Research Vaeno Vigulu disclosed this yesterday. This follows claims the mining company had felled and…

Trafficking in persons persists

HUMAN trafficking still persists in Solomon Islands according to the 2015 U.S Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report released on Monday. It stated that Trafficking in persons is modern slavery. It involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion. With more than 20 million people today trapped in human trafficking, also called modern slavery, it is…

ICPD consultations conducted here

THE NATIONAL consultation on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was conducted at the Heritage park hotel yesterday. It was cohosted by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and the Ministry of development and Planning and Aid Coordination. The objectives of the forum is to provide feedback on the global review on…

PaBER field research set to go

FORTY SIX selected school teachers from all over the country will be conducting a PaBER (Pacific Benchmarking for Better Education Result) field Research which will run from August to October this year. This was possible after they concluded a Field Research Training Program, which ended last Friday at the OG conference centre in Honiara. The…

‘We want RSIPF to win back hearts’

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has urged the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) to regain public confidence after RAMSI draw down. He stressed this during the RAMSI 12th anniversary celebration in West Guadalcanal last week. “As far as policing is concern, we want the RSIPF to win back the heart of and minds of our…

New student management system for Uni

Solomon Islands National University SINU has taken another another milestone in its development.  The implementation of the Student Management System project of the SINU officially began. A statement from SINU said, the project was officially started by Anand Chukka, Project / Implementation Manager & Principal Consultant from Technology One. “This was followed by a visit…

Tohuika appeals for support

Chairman of West Rennell Resource Owners Association Jonathan Tohuika has appealed for assistance to support his High Court cased filed  on behalf of the people to save Rennell from mining destructions. Speaking to the Solomon Star after leaving the court room yesterday morning, Tohuika lost faith in his case, after sighting two professional Aussie lawyers…

‘All sectors contribute to education development’

Almost every sector of the Ministry of Education has a part to play in developing competent, committed and professional teachers, says the deputy secretary of the Ministry James Bosamata. Speaking on the theme “Teacher Professional Learning Development and Scholarship opportunities,” yesterday he  highlighted the importance of working together to achieve competent, committed and professional teachers.…

Education conference underway

A conference on developing competent, committed and professional teachers for Solomon Islands is currently underway at the Mendana Hotel. The purpose of the conference is to inform the design of the National Teacher Education Development Plan for the next three years.  The conference also provided an opportunity for all education stakeholders to build and grow…