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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017


Central West region ends training of Trainers (TOT) workshop successfully

MEMBERS of the Solomon Islands Wesleyan United Church Central West Region have successfully ended their Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop in West Gizo, Western Province. The aim of the TOT workshop is to implement a higher standard for Sunday school teachers to perform their roles and responsibility when teaching Sunday school children. The TOT workshop started on April 24 and concluded on Sunday April 30, 2017 at Bibolo Village. About sixty participants within the Central West Region have participated on the TOT training workshop conducted by Rev Fred Aleziru. MembersRead More

New staff houses for Pirupiru CHS

PIRUPIRU Community High School (CHS) in Ulawa Island, Makira Ulawa province has two new staff houses thanks to the government of Japan for the support. Embassy of Japan in Honiara on Friday handed over the keys of the two new permanent buildings to the school in a ceremony attended by the school leaders, students and people from the area. The Project for the construction of the two staff houses was funded under the Japan Grant Assistance for Grassroots and Human Security Projects worth $SBD362,720. Pirupiru Community representative James Eleawao saidRead More

Tourism in West promoted

WESTERN provincial government is focusing on certain activities and targeting more markets to promote tourism sites in the province. According to the provincial development plan, the Western province is a small scale market tourism destination. Therefore the costs of operation is quite expensive and the capacity to captivate large numbers of tourists is low with a fragile environment and limited infrastructure. Western Province is accommodative with a range of accommodation products which includes hotels, resorts, eco-lodge, beach bungalows and self-effacing home stays. Therefore, the data for total number of visitorsRead More

Launching of the 2017 national literacy, Read Solomon Islands

IN 2015 and 2016 Read Solomon Islands was funded by local business in the country and now because of the expanded goal of literacy and library kits in 600 villages, members of parliament will also be requested to sponsor villages in their own constituencies. Yesterday the Read Solomon Islands launched the 2017 national literacy at Heritage Park. During the launching of the national literacy 1,300 books were purchased by the Honiara business sector for distributing to villages which literacy students are assigned to go to, to help kids and adultsRead More

Magical Munda

Bio-fluorescent turtles, imperative conservation and childhood dreams become reality.    “The more I fly over vast untouched regions of our globe, the more clear it becomes what an incredible accomplishment it is when human beings do absolutely nothing.   Robert Edison Fulton This quote kept resonating in my mind as I flew from Honiara over the Solomon Islands to Munda on a film/dive expedition I was directing for Canon and their new ME20-SF low light camera. Renowned biologist Dr David Gruber had stunned the world when he discovered the first bio-fluorescentRead More

Kava business calls out to farmers

LOCAL businessman and manager of Sol Popular Kava, Mr Gideon Khale seeks to assist Kava farmers in Choiseul province upon reading a story from the paper of a concerned kava farmer of Pupuku village from Lauru. Mr Khale said that his company wants more kava thus if farmers in Choiseul province can harvest them, they should contact the company and send the product. He mentioned that they are willing to buy kava at $120 per kilo for both chips and roots. Moreover, Mr Khale said that his company also carriesRead More

Kadere Party, the birth right party

KADERE party has disclosed itself to being a unique political party in nature being what they say could be termed as the birth right party. This was stated by the political party’s President Peter Boyers in an exclusive interview with Island Sun yesterday. “Kadere Party is a unique party and when I say this I mean it is a birth right party and as long as you are a born Solomon Islander you are automatically part of Kadere party,” said Peter Boyers. The President made the statement when disclosing howRead More

Proposed Traditional Governance System on the way

‘Kadere Party flagship policy waves with momentum’   KADERE party has only one flagship policy and that is to harmonize traditional system of governance to modern day governance creating a harmonizing social safeguard recognizing churches and chiefs and customary mechanisms. This was disclosed to Island Sun yesterday in an exclusive interview with the party’s President Peter Boyers and Secretary Robert Chris, on what the political party has achieved this far. Party President, Mr Boyers told the paper that in order for the country to gain momentum in its social andRead More

New agriculture offices for Malaita and Isabel

MINISTRY of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) will establish offices in Malaita and Isabel provinces this year. The Minister for MAL, Mr Duddley Kopu, said he is happy a major infrastructure development programme will take place in Malaita and Isabel province to establish the two new offices. He said this is an indication of the ministry extending its programmes to rural areas in its vision and mission to livelihood and food security. “I am happy to note major infrastructure development programme is to be implemented this year in Malaita and IsabelRead More

SIG Scholarship late payment of allowance

DEAR EDITOR, I am thankful on behalf of the USP students currently studying at Emalus Campus, Vanuatu, to share few but important challenges faced as a result of late payments of allowances. I believe this is not a new issue facing SIG scholarship recipients studying abroad various Tertiary Institutions in the Pacific region.  This late payments of allowances adversely affect students mentally and academically. First and foremost we are studying in a foreign country with no wantoks to borrow money from when waiting for the release of allowances. As oneRead More