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Thursday, May 4th, 2017


Leaders encourage to produce quality leadership

LEADERS in the Keava region are told to produce quality leadership in their homes and parishes. This was uttered by the Anglican diocese of Malaita mission secretary Leslie Filiomea yesterday during the 15th Keava regional conference which is currently underway at Kiluufi in Dukwasi parish, Malaita province. He said, “We need quality leaders today in our local societies, churches and even in our government. “Leaders where you are coming today to represent your parishes, communities, families for this conference must be leaders of love, peace, unity in order to changeRead More

Keava region hosts conference

KEAVA region which serves under the Anglican diocese of Malaita has hosted its 15th conference at Kilu’ufi in Dukwasi parish. Leaders from the eight parishes within the region have attended the four-day meeting excluding the other two parishes in the Malaita Outer Islands’ Luaniua and Pelau. During the keynote address yesterday Fr Paul Okai said the theme for this year’s conference “Let Us Venture into Christ for Excellence”. It is an important reminder for all of us Keava region clergy and laity who attend this conference. Fr Okai said, “AsRead More

Pawa F6 students sent home

Makira Education Authority blamed FORM Six science students at Pawa Provincial Secondary School on Ugi in Makira Ulawa Province have been sent home due to shortage of teachers at the school. 45 students were sent home last week because there was no science teacher to take up the position which has been vacant since January. Concerned parents and supporters in Kirakira and Honiara took to social media to raise their dissatisfaction with the provincial education authority, while at the same time calling for change to happen. “I just talk with the teacher coordinating the form six atRead More

Youth groups taught how to write proposals

COMMUNITY youth groups in Honiara and Guadalcanal province wound up their writing workshop yesterday at the Multipurpose Hall. The workshop convened 15y groups registered under Honiara City Council-Youth Division and Honiara Youth Council. Included in the 15 youth groups were two from Guadalcanal province, Katehana and Niu Birao community, which Oxfam Solomon Islands have worked with over the years. The importance of this workshop is for community youth leaders to develop final proposal writing applying for small grants under Oxfam Solomon Island’s Statim Faia Project. The President for Honiara YouthRead More

Police quell Tinge Ridge clash

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is dealing with a public order situation at the Tinge Ridge area in West Honiara. Early this morning a disturbance occurred in the area between employees of the Hatanga Group and local people residing in the area. Violence broke out resulting in one house being burnt. Police responded to reports of clashes involving groups of men armed with homemade weapons and throwing rocks. Rocks were also thrown at an RSIPF fire truck attending to the burning house. RSIPF officers attended the scene toRead More

Hatanga slams police over lack of support

HATANGA Company Limited has called for effective responsiveness from the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). In a statement issued yesterday, the company said it feels like there is lack of support from RSIPF. It says there was no arrest made after yesterday’s violence which threatened the lives of Hatanga employees and caused damage to company properties. “Hatanga Limited feels like there is lack of support from RSIPF even though it (Hatanga) is the legitimate owner of the subject land. “Hence, the company has kindly advised all its employees residingRead More

Hatanga stands behind court order

HATANGA Company has removed employees and families because of the inherent risk from illegal squatters further attacking its families. Hatanga spokes person has informed police that because of the unprovoked attack from illegal squatters they have relocated staff and families. Yesterday morning on the Wednesday, May 3, illegal squatters burnt a residence, destroyed vehicles and looted personal properties including laptops, clothes and food. The illegal squatters also attacked unrelated families that were developing land and houses adjacent. “We stand behind our right as the registered title holders and the ruleRead More

St Nicholas College with new uniform

SAINT Nicholas College has reformed its school uniform from blue short and white shirt to dark blue short and white shirt. Principal of St Nicholas College Mrs Christina Vunagi said the school has obtained the first batch of the school uniform and students are using the new uniform as of last week. She said the decision comes as the school is trying to assist students with quality material that lasts longer, helping students and parents to minimise school uniform cost. “We decided to change our uniform based on quality ofRead More

Commissioner of Forest urges journalist to stop misleading public

COMMISSIONER of Forest, Reeves Moveni urges veteran journalist Alfred Sasako to stop misleading the public with incorrect information in the media. And that he should verify information on whatever issues of concern with the Ministry of Forest and Research before putting it fully cooked, than just any half cooked information for public consumption. Sasako claimed in the Island Sun Newspaper that the office of the Commissioner has ignored a moratorium on new logging companies and licences, a decision endorsed by the cabinet. Moveni said the 24 new licences mentioned areRead More

More sales outlets for newspapers needed in Western Province

WESTERN Province Deputy Premier Hon Maloney Lopoto said that there is a need for more newspaper sales outlets to be established in the province. This is so that the whole province will have access in being well informed on information from news of the country and abroad. Currently, only Munda station and Gizo Town are providing good effective service in selling newspapers in the province. In Noro station, its Town Council Clerk Mr David Mamupio also raised his concern over this issue saying Noro station also needs newspaper outlets toRead More