Renbell premier meets PM Sogavare

Rennell and Bellona Premier Collin Tesuatai today met Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare where the two leaders discussed issues affecting the Province and its people. At the meeting, Premier Tesuatai expressed his executive’s vision to restore and develop the province, most especially, taking back control over its administrative powers which are currently controlled by the Ministry…

Our Telekom opens new complex in Yandina

Our Telekom has made its presence much more stronger in Yandina following the opening of its new office complex over the weekend. The new service is part of allowing the people in the Russell Islands to have access to better communication facilities and service. Speaking at the occasion Central Province Premier Selwyn Mapuli congratulated Our…

Bank hopes to see growth

THE Pan-Oceanic Bank Chairman, Upali de Silva, says his company is optimistic about achieving progress based on the overall economic growth projected by the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government when it launched its policy statement last week. Mr de Silva made the remarks when he and the POB Chief Executive Officer, Nihal Kekulawala made…

Good turnout to learn about USP

THE University of the South Pacific, Solomon Islands Campus (USPSI) in Honiara has witnessed a huge turn out on day one of its information session on Tuesday. More school leavers attended the seasons which allowed them to learn about the opportunities available at USP. With its first session, it shows a great turn out of…

Work on new classrooms for USPSI underway

RENOVATION work on the University of the South Pacific, Solomon Islands (USPSI) campus new classrooms in Honiara is underway. This was after the campus (USPSI) secure a new building at Chinatown. The renovation work commenced fortnight ago and is expected to finish by the end of this month, USP Solomon Islands campus administrative coordinator Layson…

Mataki applauds JICA for its support towards solid waste

Solomon Islands government has acknowledged the Japanese government for its ongoing support towards addressing the solid waste problem in the country. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment echoed the government’s appreciation while speaking at the 4th Joint Coordinating Committee Meeting yesterday on the J-PRISM project. Dr Melchior Mataki said, Japanese International Corporation Agency(JICA) has…

Police uproot 4,500 marijuana plants

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force officers at Tetere and Henderson Stations, on Tuesday morning raided two farms of marijuana plants at Mbarande river side in North East Guadalcanal. One of the officers described the raid as a surprise to locals living around the area, when police show up in numbers, surrounded the site and…

Students complete training in early childhood education

Solomon Islands’ first cohort of early childhood education program participants recently completed their training from the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) in Solomon Islands. The 16 kindergarten teachers commenced studying towards an Australian Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care in July 2014. This qualification, which is a minimum qualification for early childhood educators in…

Calls to repair Gizo Hilltop road

The deteriorating road condition leading up to Gizo Hilltop is raising so much concern amongst the public and tourism operators. And they are calling on both the Western Provincial Government and the National government to deal with the matter with urgency. Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) board member and an operator Erick Ghemu told the…