YECSI launches business mentoring programme

The Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) has launched the first ever business mentoring programme on Thursday 2nd May, 2019. Called ‘Teachim Me’, the programme offers mentoring opportunities for YECSI members where they can gain the ability to learn and improve their businesses by interacting with experienced mentor. For this pilot programme, nine young entrepreneurs…

Caretaker PM launches historic policy initiatives

(SIG Press): Caretaker Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela on Sunday 4 February has launched two historic policy initiatives which the National Government under his leadership has commissioned to roll out this year. These exciting initiatives included the new National Youth Data-base system and the Labour Mobility Policy and Strategy which are aimed at addressing the current high level…

SIEC signs MOA with Our Telekom to enhance Voter Information accessibility

(SIEC Press): Chief Electoral Officer Mr Moses Saitala on behalf of SIECO signed the MOA with the Our Telekom’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Loyley Ngira at the Our Telekom Haus, Point Cruz. The MOA facilitates the sending of mass SMS broadcasts to Our Telekom subscribers on important electoral matters. The agreement also allows both parties…

PM graces milestone signing for new solar power plant in Solomon Islands

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has graced the occasion of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Solomon Power and Hitachi Ltd in Tokyo yesterday (Wednesday 16th). The MOU is aimed at resolving energy issues in the Solomon Islands. The MOU was signed between Mr. Pradip Verma, Chief Executive Officer, Solomon Power and Mr.…

Gov’t signs 4 billion Yen airport project with Japan

THE Government has signed a milestone agreement with the Japanese Government for the improvement of the Honiara International Airport Project on Wednesday 16 May in Tokyo. Minister of Foreign Affairs & External Trade Honorable Milner Tozaka and the Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono officially signed the agreement at the Japanese Foreign Affairs Office. During the…

Melanesia Arts and Culture Festival venues secured

Venues for hosting the 6th Melanesia Arts and Culture Festival (MACFest) in Honiara in July this year have been secured. The MACFest National Organising Committee (NOC) has been holding talks and arrangements with the Solomon Islands National University in recent weeks to provide accommodation and other facilities to host the festival. The Melanesian Festival Village…

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…