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…

BSP plans banking expansion in Makira

The Bank South Pacific (BSP) is opening up another agent in Kirakira, Makira Ulawa Province following complains over the poor service provided by the current agent. This comes as BSP has announced a deal to takeover Westpac’s operation in five countries in the region including Solomon Islands. BSP Country Manager David Anderson said, plans to…

BSP to set up agent in Santa Ana

Bank South Pacific (BSP) will set up another agency in Santa Ana Island, Makira Province soon. This is to stop people of Santa Ana travelling to Kirakira for make cash deposits and withdrawal. The date to unveil this new agency will be announced by the bank management later. The move came following BSP customers on…

UNICEF lights up BOE School

Boe Primary school in South Choiseul Constituency is amongst three other schools within Choiseul Province that benefited from a solar light system pilot project. A total of 16 solar panels with sets of all accessories required of the project were installed at Boe Primary School building and staff houses. The project was part of UNICEF…

EU officials visit EU funded projects in Isabel

Project officials from the European Union Delegation to Solomon Islands have assessed EU- funded development projects in surrounding communities of Buala, Isabel Province. The team led by EU Cooperation Attaché Ms Lorena Elvira Ayuso and Evaluation Expert Keith Owen visited Isabel last week for the final evaluation of community-based development projects. The five projects were…

Vote to join union or not

ABOUT 171 employees of Solomon Islands Port Authority (SIPA) will vote in a blind ballot today in Honiara to determine a majority rule on whether to join union or not after proposing a strike. SIPA management agreed to use the democratic process after the employees have signed on a 28-day strike notice. The notice was…

$20,000 theft

MASKED men have broken into a shop in Auki, Malaita province over the weekend and stole $20,000 in hard cash plus other goods. Reports reaching the paper said, the burglars entered ML store using sharp objects on Saturday night and removed the goods and cash. The shop is owned by an Asian lady who has…