Help at our doorstep

UK publisher offers to assist primary teachers and students here IN the recent Pacific Education Conference (PEC) held in Majuro, on 28th -31st July 2015, Christopher Jolly highlighted the importance of our children’s basic learning from primary to secondary Education level . To meet children’s need, his team developed the Jolly phonic programme. The Jolly…

BIG EYE ends on high note

THE Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency-led OPERATION BIG EYE 2015 (OPBE15) aimed at curbing illegal fishing throughout the central and south Pacific, ended successfully, Friday. This operation is one of a series of four monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) operations conducted in the region which FFA member countries are involved in. BIG EYE, or its…

Weape shares vision for province

PREMIER of Makira-Ulawa Province Thomas Weape says it is the vision of his government to ensure that the people of the province enjoy the benefits of their natural resources in a sustainable manner. Mr Weape made the remarks in his address at the province’s 32nd Second Appointed Day Anniversary at the provincial headquarters of Kirakira…

Mandarin class to open at SINU

THE Republic of China (Taiwan) Embassy in Honiara, in association with Solomon Islands National University (SINU), will launch a Chinese Mandarin class designed for the public here to catch up with the international trend of “Chinese language learning rush.” The embassy has introduced Chinese Mandarin at SINU as the first foreign language program in its…

12 students to study in Taiwan

12 local students from around the country will be flying to Taiwan to undergoing further studies after receiving their scholarship awards and tickets yesterday (Thursday). They will be studying Mandarin Language at the Fugen Catholic University for one year before going for major courses at various universities there. The recipients will take off 25th this…

Peace-bell handed to gov’t

A NEW “peace-bell tower” installed outside Honiara International Airport will remind the nation of the Second World War, which was fought here from 1942 to 1945. That was according to Communication and Aviation minister Commins Mewa. He was speaking at the official handing over of the peace-bell on Friday, which was donated by the Japan-Solomon…

Forum leaders to talk West Papua

PACNEWS – INCREASED regional awareness of alleged violence and human rights violations in West Papua has convinced the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s Specialist Sub-Committee on Regionalism (SSCR) to recommend that it becomes one of the five priority issues to be the agenda of the Pacific Forum Leaders when they meet in Papua New Guinea next…

Maelanga wants parliament meet

LEADER of Independent Group Manasseh Maelanga has supported the Parliamentary Opposition Group’s call for Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to convene Parliament meeting. He said it is becoming a public knowledge that the controversial issues that have been raised are been set aside and it is only proper to discuss in the Parliament. The Opposition said…