Author: Robert Iroga

Breaking: Temotu islands see volcanic ashes

A report from Temotu this morning says islanders have seen volcano ashes which has turned their white beaches into black. “It came like black rain around 7am this morning but the ashes started falling last night,” an eye witness told SBM today. The report from Tuwo this morning says the villagers have feared for their safety as this may have been a result a volcanic activity within in the area. Tinakulu is about 2 hours from Tuwo. The report from Tuwo said their beaches and green environment has turned black. “We are still seeing black ashes coming down,” a...

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First ever ‘Youth Peacebuilding Innovation Forum’ inspires more than 250 youths

19 OCTOBER 2017, HONIARA – More than 250 young people attended Solomon Islands’ first ever ‘Youth Peacebuilding Innovation Forum’ held this week at the National Auditorium, Museum grounds in Honiara. The 3-day event has been initiated by young people, supported by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) project, implemented by UNDP and UN Women. In his opening remarks to the youths, Prime Minister Sogavare shared a personal story about one of his heroes and gave the youths an important yet simple message, he said, “Never give up”. Innovation & Knowledge Specialist, Mr. Johannes Schunter UNDP Fiji Office spoke to...

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Gov’t thanks Isabel tripod leaders for nickel consultation

The National Government has thanked the Isabel Tripod Leaders and the people of Isabel Province for their willingness to consult on a best way forward to develop the proposed nickel project in the province. Over a period of two months, Government Officials from the Ministry of Mines and the Prime Minister’s Office have been visiting the Province from village to village – talking with people on the Government’s position on the proposed nickel project and also gathering the views of people on the Government’ s position. The most recent dialogue was held early this week in Honiara with Isabel...

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British High Commissioner welcomes 5 Chevening scholars

Five Solomon Islanders who have studied in various universities in the United Kingdom under Chevening were welcomed back to the country last night by the British High Commission in Honiara. The five Chevening scholarship recipients for 2016-2017 were: Walter Cameron Malau who studied Forensic Accounting at De Montfort University, Curtis Misitom Kalu Public Administration at the University of Birmingham, Jude Devesi International Development at the University of East Anglia, George Gray Criminal Justice and Human Right at the University of Aberdeen and Gladys Luahiti International Relations at Loughborough University.  In his brief remarks British High Commissioner David Ward said...

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RSIPF calls for meeting with private security companies

Police is calling for a meeting with the heads of private security companies operating in Honiara to discuss how both parties could assist in the implementation of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Crime Prevention Strategy currently being rolled throughout the country. “I would like to call on the heads of all the private security companies, whether local or international to attend a meeting this Saturday 21 October 2017 to discuss how these private security company will be able to assist to prevent crime in the nation’s capital as part of the Crime Prevention Strategy,” says Deputy Commissioner, Operations,...

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