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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

    Council of Trade Union eyes SINU

    BY BARNABAS MANEBONA THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) saga has now caught the attention of the Solomon Islands Council of Trade Unions (SICTU). SICTU says it will hold an urgent extraordinary meeting today to discuss...

    From White River to Nauru

    How a young man overcame hardship to become police officer BY ALFRED PAGEPITU Financially crippled as a young man in the Solomon Islands, Jonathan Paul Atanikakia has found his calling in the tiny Pacific nation of...

    VC Chand heading home soon

    By EDDIE OSIFELO EMBATTLED Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Vice Chancellor, Dr Ganesh Chand and four other expatriates are expected to return home next month. This was after Minister of Commerce, Industry, Labour and Immigration, Clezy...

    MEHRD finalises updated covid-19 plan

    BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO MINISTRY Of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) has finalised its updated overall national plan for Coronavairus-19 (COVID-19) preparedness, response and recovery plan. This was confirmed by James Bosamata from the MEHRD...

    SIG scholarship results in April

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO NAMES of successful applicants of the Solomon Islands Government online scholarship will be released next month, April. James Bosamata, deputy secretary to Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, confirmed this in...

    Slow start to classes

    By EDDIE OSIFELO IT was slow start for exam classes, mainly forms 3,5,6 and 7 outside of Honiara, Guadalcanal, Noro, Munda, Choiseul bay and Shortland Islands, which were supposed to resume classes on Monday 27th...

    Number of terminated SIG-scholarship drops

    BY ALFRED PAGEPITU THE number of SIG-students terminated has dropped significantly this year, semester 1. Education Ministry (MEHRD) Permanent Secretary tells Island Sun that this semester’s number of terminated students is the lowest ever. Every year, the...

    The problem of meeting demand for education

    BY LYNTON AARON FILIA CHILDREN’S interest in education is progressing in Solomon Islands, yet many schools lack professional teachers and infrastructure, it is reported. Solomon Islands has joined the world to push for quality education for...


    Solomon Islands scholars fear as Fiji hit hard by dangerous covid-19 variant BY JARED KOLI Studies and living expenses are becoming tougher for Solomon Islands students as coronavirus cases continue to climb in Fiji. A student at...

    Go for it

    Scholarship application site open today BY BARNABAS MANEBONA SOLOMON Islands Government (SIG) online Scholarship application site ‘www.sitesa.gov.sb’ will be open for public access and application filing as of today. Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD)...