Importance of weather forecasting highlighted

A three days workshop highlighting the importance of meteorological services in weather forecasting and climate issues in Solomon Islands got underway on Tuesday. The three day workshop is being organized by the Solomon Islands Meteorological Services and pulled together participants from a range of government and semi-government organizations who are mostly users of climate services…

East Are’are constituents urged to solve differences

Chairperson of the Honiara based East Are’are Constituents zone Committee Henry Kahui has called on constituents to solve their differences. The call comes after a petition lodged against the East Areare Member of Parliament Andrew Manepora was withdrawn this month. “While acknowledging the withdrawal, the differences constituents have must be immediately resolved to find a…

Allowance delay hits hard on students

CLOSE to a hundred government funded students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Solomon Islands campus in Honiara are yet to receive their allowances. They are already three months into their semester one studies. Reports reaching the paper said, the delay in releasing their allowances had put them in an awkward situation…

Teachers undergo training

AN induction training for block 4 course materials of the certificate in teaching programme for the Teachers in Training (TITs) of Northern and Eastern Regions of Malaita Province is currently underway in Auki, Malaita Province. This training is a continuation after the two regions have completed the other 3 blocks of the Certificate in Teaching…

Gwounaru’u airport clean up ends

THE project to clean up Gwounaru’u airport in Auki, Malaita Province has been completed this week. Gwounaru’u and Kwabala community in West Kwara’ae have been contracted to do the cleaning up of the airport over the past weeks. Provincial Minister for Land Administration, Reform and Survey Martin Fini said, the two communities have completed brushing…

Alcohol & domestic violence

Dear Editor – Many readers of your newspaper this morning at home and abroad would have been utterly appalled to have read the article alleging that a mother on Ulawa Island in the Makira Province was left paralyzed last Saturday following an argument with her partner who, allegedly, was intoxicated at the time. This latest…

Public acknowledged for peaceful Easter

Chairman of the Law Enforcement Division of Honiara City Council has thanked the public for their good behaviour over the Easter period. Councillor Charles Aiwosuga said Honiara residents were able to celebrate the Easter peacefully and at the same time maintain the cleanliness of the City. “There were no major disturbances and I thank everyone…

NFA gets positive reaction for tuna forum

POST COURIER – Papua New Guinea’s National Fisheries Authority (NFA) has been receiving a lot of good response from corporate agencies and partners in the industry to sponsor the upcoming Pacific Tuna Forum to be held in Fiji. The fifth Regional Tuna Industry and Trade Conference, which will be held on September 22 and 23…

Seafarers undergo safety training

More than 18 untrained boat crews (seafarers) have undergone a training on basic marine safety over the weekend at Ranadi Industrial site, East Honiara. The training was an initiative program facilitated by Sol Safety Consultancy and Training Services (SSCTS) through marine authority to provide skills to untrained boat crews on basic Marine safety. Facilitating the…