• School loses teacher’s house to fire

    While the country is preparing for Christmas celebrations, a school in Manus will be thinking of ways to accommodate her teachers after a fire engulfed one of the staff houses during the weekend. Papitalai Seconday School in...

    • Posted December 20, 2016
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  • SINU Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic), Professor Basil Marasinghe, APTC Chief Executive Officer, Ms Denise O’Brien, SINU Vice Chancellor, Dr Glynn Galo, Counsellor-Human Development, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ms Melissa Stutsel and Team Leader Skills For Economic Growth Project, Mr Barry Peddle.
    APTC and SINU partnership to benefit Solomon Islanders

    The Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) has signed a partnership agreement with the Solomon Islands National University (SINU), for the delivery of hospitality programs. A key benefit of the partnership is that more Solomon Islanders will have direct...

    • Posted December 19, 2016
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  • Supreme Court to decide on student killer’s appeal

    The Supreme Court will be making a decision on the bail appeal of a Joseph Tande who was jailed for seven years for the killing of a University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) student in 2012 next...

    • Posted December 17, 2016
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  • Money
    East Sepik owes K1 million in leave fares to teachers

    The East Sepik administration owes teachers in the province about K1 million in leave fares, according to Teaching Service Commission’s commissioner for policy Samson Wangihomei. He said teachers in the province had lost confidence in the provincial...

    • Posted December 17, 2016
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  • Layla Dodd walks with her partner Otis Morrison past the spot on George Cannon Drive, Mt Sheridan where she was allegedly attacked on an early morning stroll. PICTURE: STEWART McLEAN
    PNG TAFE student arrested in Cairns

    A 24 year old Papua New Guinea (PNG) man studying at TAFE in Cairns has been arrested and remanded in prison for allegedly attacking a woman and stealing her mobile phone, the Cairns Post (December 15) reports....

    • Posted December 15, 2016
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  • Police investigating student-teacher sex trade

    Police in Morobe are investigating allegations of female students in a particular secondary school exchanging sex with a male teacher for better grades in the examination, The National (December 14) reports. Police in the area have confiscated...

    • Posted December 14, 2016
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  • 57, 000 teachers to get 3% pay rise

    Around 57, 000 teachers employed by the government will receive a 3 percent pay rise on base salaries from January 1, 2017, while they also retain their other allowances, according to an agreement signed yesterday. The agreement,...

    • Posted December 14, 2016
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  • Inmates, prison officer graduate

    Five (5) inmates and a prison officer at Buimo prison in Lae were among 550 people who graduated from the Missionary Training College and Academy on Friday. The three women and two men from the Buimo were...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • Electoral body urged not to use teachers in election

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has been urged by a Local Level Government (LLG) manager not to use teachers in the 2017 elections, The National (December 7) reports. James Turi, manager of the Erave LLG in the Southern...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • Money
    Charges against former Education secretary dismissed

    Fraud charges against former Secretary for Education, Dr Michael Tapo, have been dismissed due to insufficient evidence, according to The National (December 7). Dr Tapo is alleged to have misappropriated more than K1 million between June and...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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