STUDENTS BLOCKED

Govt SINU sponsored students disallowed entitlement SOLOMON Islands Government (SIG) sponsored students studying at our state-owned university have been banned from meals and boarding privileges due to unsettled arrears by the government as of last semester. However, they are only allowed to attend classes. Its understood government’s arrears with Solomon Islands National University (SINU) runs…

SOSA raises funds, work starts

TWO weeks after raising more than $503,000 to support their old school, work has began on the Selwyn College students’ laundry and toilet facilities. Today, the first batch of materials that will cater for the boys’ three and girls’ two laundries have been transported to the school on West Guadalcanal for work to start on…

SI visa exemption to Israel effective

As of the 29th January 2017, Solomon Islands citizen____s wishing to travel to Israel can now do so under a Visa Exemption Agreement signed between Israel and Solomon Islands in 2012. The Visa Exemption agreement was signed between the Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Home Affairs Manasseh Maelanga and Israel____s Ambassador Michael Ronen in…

Final friendly showdown

National squad takes on All Stars today THE Solomon Islands national men’s football team will play their first friendly match today after weeks of resuming training. They will take on the All Stars team at 3pm at the Lawson Tama Stadium this afternoon. All Stars team is a team comprised of top provincial players selected…

Malaita police warn drivers to drive carefully

POLICE in Malaita Province are warning public transport providers to take extra precaution when transporting passengers during this wet weather. Malaita Provincial Police Commander David Wate made this call following a public bus accident in Auki, Friday last week. The accident occurred near the Seventh Adventist Church area in Auki. Mr Wate said the accident…

MID: 9 road development projects for 2017

NINE road development projects have been identified by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) to start this year. Speaking before the National Sustainable Tourism Investment Forum last week, MID undersecretary (technical) Jimmy Nuake said these nine projects are under the Medium Term Transport Action Plan (MTTAP) 2017 to 2021. MID projects are pivotal in the…

SECRET DEAL TALK?

THE Opposition Group has claimed a top government Minister has secretly met with an Asian Miner at a hotel carpark under the cover of darkness. The Group revealed this after it took possession of a video footage of the alleged secret night meeting. The Opposition in a statement on Monday it has been obtained the…

No formality yet on playing grounds

Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) is yet to receive any formal request from the relevant authorities regarding the intentions to use the playing grounds at King George VI and Panatina for the 2023 games. Permanent Secretary (PS) to MEHRD Dr. Franco Roddie revealed this to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) when the…

Bad News for AMA

Ministry downplayed Status of AMA Permanent Secretary (PS) for Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) Dr. Franco Roddie says the first assessment of AMA University is a damning report. PS revealed this during the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting last Friday. Dr. Roddie says his ministry is not the rightful authority to ensure…