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THE Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) has just concluded a one-day roundtable discussion on Media regulation in the Solomons. Supported by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Asia Pacific, the project aims to build the capacity of media associations to assess the systems that regulate the media in the Pacific. The project aims to build understanding on the international...
BY ALEX DADAMU WITH the latest drama and commotion after the successful appointment of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIFS) Secretary-General which resulted in the withdrawal of the Micronesian Islands States, one thing is clear: the future of the PIFS is obviously fragmented and deeply polarized. CEO, iTuna Intel and Founding Director, Pacific Catalyst and a legal adviser to the Marshall Islands,...
THE Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) recently hosted a three (3) days session for its members. Funded by the UNDP’s Transparency Accountability Project (TAPSI), the MASI session focuses on ‘leadership development’ in the newsroom and media industry. The UNDP’s TAPSI is taking the Solomon Islands National Anti-corruption strategy as a foundation. The project aims at reducing corruption levels and its...
THE U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program for the academic year 2021-2022. The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) provides a diverse group of emerging student leaders with a scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at a U.S. college or university. Global UGRAD is a program of the Bureau of...
BY JOHN CHRISMA  REEVES International who is contracted to construct the 'Youth Hub Centre' office building in Honiara is not seeing the project through completion. However, they are also empowering local workers in Honiara to become innovative, self-sufficient, and knowledgeable. “What’s great about this project; it will empower and enhance the locals’ ability to acquire new creative ideas, skills, and knowledge...
PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare today has received a courtesy visit from the New Zealand High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Her Excellency Georgina Roberts. The meeting was held at the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC). High Commissioner Roberts took the opportunity to commend the Prime Minister for his personal dedication and commitment to managing the ongoing response to COVID-19. She...
THE Leader of Opposition, Hon. Matthew Wale, has expressed his disappointment at what seems to be a “perpetual crisis management” by the government in dealing with scholarships and the school fees policy. Hon. Wale says, these two important considerations are annual cycles that are entirely foreseeable and the government is expected to be ahead in its planning for both. He says...
BY JOHN HOUANIHAU A NEW drug ‘Triomega’ made from fish oil is now available for patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and cancer. That’s according to Hyper-Chem Pharmacy in Honiara. The drug can also help cure heart, brain, and eyes, and joints issues. Manufactured and packaged in Australia and New Zealand the Triomega capsule now gains popularity for its various health benefits. Hyper-Chem Pharmacy...
BY ALEX DADAMU WITH the recent university admissions scandal breaking the news, one frustrated student, who wants to remain anonymous revealed how local students scammed their way into Solomon Islands National University.   The student said what he finds will cause a shock wave across the country. What he uncovered was that few students have faked their grades to meet the admission...
BY ALEX DADAMU THE power entrusted to every sworn Police officer means the amount of damage one, power-hungry, or unstable cop can cause is immense. However, it is important to point out that the vast majority of police officers are honorable people who became officers to help others and aid in the delivery of justice. They are, very often, heroic, courageous, compassionate...
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