SINU launches students’ hand book

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has launched its first ever students’ handbook on Wednesday. The launching took place at the SINU Kukum campus’s lecture theater. The hand-book was supposed to be launched in early January. However due to late printing they’ve done it yesterday. Speaking during the ceremony Campus Life Manager Selison Faisi Jnr…

Family violence program launched by police

The National Community Policing Unit of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has launched a nationwide Family Violence program with delivery of family violence training to the RSIPF officers and other stakeholders. A statement from the Police Media Unit said, the Family Violence program started towards the end of April 2015 and the Family…

UXO have economic and social impacts, says Rabuka

The Unexploded Ordinance (UXO) has posed an economic and social impact to the lives of people in the Solomon Islands. A representative from the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) highlighted this during the launching of the WW2 photographic exhibition at the National Art Gallery on Wednesday. Sakiusa Rabuka said, this has caused the slow progress…

WW2 photographic exhibition underway

A photographic exhibition of World War Two (WW2) bombs in Solomon Islands has been launched on Wednesday. The exhibition which will look at the current situation of unexploded ordinances of WW2 in the country will run from 13th to the 27th of May at the National Art Gallery. For the past 70 years, Solomon Islanders…

2.6m croc killed at Bina

A CROCODILE measuring about 2.6 meter has been trapped and killed at Bina in the Langlanga lagoon, Malaita Province yesterday. This was made possible through the assistance of the local Police officers and Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI). Acting Provincial Police Commander in Auki Inspector David Wate said,the operation followed concerns from local…

Red Cross appeal week

This week is Solomon Islands Red Cross Society appeal week. A statement from Red Cross said, this special event kicked off on the 12th to 15th of May, which was yesterday until Friday. The statement said, the appeal week which is an event regularly organised by the Society and is part of its resources mobilisation…

FAO to establish here

FOOD and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Director General, José Graziano da Silva and Minister for Agriculture, Augustine Auga have signed an agreement to establish FAO representation for the Solomon Islands.  The agreement was signed at the 11th FAO South West Pacific Ministers of Agriculture Meeting which is being held in Port Moresby,…

NSW Parliament supports hospitals

Member of Parliament (MP) from the New South Wales (NSW) government Jonathan O’Dea on Tuesday handed over two separate cheques for the National Referral Hospital and the Good Samaritan Hospital, each cheque accounts for AUD$3,563.00 (SBD$21,000) respectively. The handing over of the cheques took place in the National Parliament conference room yesterday, witnessed by the…

Importance of induction highlighted

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has highlighted the importance of Parliament induction program during the opening of the program at the Heritage Park Hotel on Monday evening. In his speech he reiterated his admiration on the theme of the induction program is ‘TO LEAD is to SERVE-United Action for a better Solomon Islands.’ The PM…