Thailand, SI discuss one-country-one project initiative

  The Director General of the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) Mrs Suphatra Srimaitreehithak today has met with the Supervising Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade. The Director General was also accompanied by four senior officials from the Government of Thailand. This was the first meeting to be held between…

Youth@Work: youth economic empowerment our focus

  The Youth@Work Programme open its office yesterday (16 January,2018), resuming its services that is promised to empower 400 + unemployed youth from Honiara, Auki and Gizo find decent jobs and starting new small scale enterprises this year. Starting a fresh, the Programme is proud to announce its new young leaders who will be looking…

Sarah survived malnutrition

  Sitting on her grandmother’s lap looking around with sad eyes, eighteen-month-old Sarah looked tired. Her abdomen was bloated and her arms and legs were thin, her straight, blond hair was brittle, her face was wrinkled and her skin was rough and thick with multiple scars all over her body. Sarah could not stand or…

Solomons PM lauds Red Cross

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela has spoken highly of the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society (SIRCS) work/effort in the country. During a courtesy visit paid to the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on Friday 12 January 2018 by officials from the SIRCS, the Prime Minister acknowledged the distinctive role of agencies like…

Linguists research on Äiwoo Language of the Reef Islands underway

  Linguistics researchers Dr Sebastian Sauppe from the University of Zürich, Switzerland, and Professor Ashild Naess from the University of Oslo, Norway, are currently in Honiara to carry out a research project in linguistics. This project involves trying to understand what happens in our brains when we speak and hear language. Speaking a language is…

Gov’t committed to support force

The Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) is committed in its stand to ensuring the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) develops its operational capabilities so that it has the ability to respond to serious criminal threats and manage the security of Solomon Islands. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made this assurance at the launching of…

64 students to graduate from APTC

SIXTY four Solomon Islands students undertaking studies under the Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) will be graduating today. In a statement yesterday APTC said Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands His Excellency Roderick Brazier will be the guest speaker at today’s ceremony. The students will be graduating from 10 programmes which include community services, engineering…

Caucus chairman clarifies bauxite zero duty

Chairman of the Government Caucus Jackson Fiulaua says sound investment incentives are important to the country’s economic development. Mr Fiulaua, who is also Member of Parliament for Central Kwara’ae, made the statement in light of criticisms against a Cabinet decision to impose a zero duty on bauxite exports from the country. “Sound investment incentives will derive…