Church celebrate Palm Sunday despite quake

Visale Catholic parish celebrated Palm Sunday despite the 7.6 earth quake and tsunami that struck the coastal villages of mainland Makira on Sunday morning. West Guadalcanal Solomon Star stringer John Toki said the congregation were preparing for worship when the earthquake hits. “But we have no intention to run for higher ground and continue with…

Miracle to Aust for youth camp

A local gospel singing group – Miracle left for Australia early this week to participate in a youth program. The tour was made possible through an invitation from South Australia conference of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church. The group will take part in singing during the youth camp at Tanuda, South Australia. The group…

Mere’s market set

Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) will be hosting this year’s second Mere’s Market from 23rd -25th April at the Ports Authority ground near Commonwealth Street. SIWIBA president Mrs Dalcy Tekulu said: “the key focus of the Mere market is to provide an avenue for our women to participate in economic activities.” She further…

Horizon Oil’s PNG project cleared

The government of Papua New Guinea has approved Horizon Oil’s Stanley gas condensate development project. Petroleum and Energy Minister Nixon Duban intends to grant a petroleum development licence and pipeline licence for the project and will sign a gas agreement with Horizon Oil covering the project’s fiscal terms and commitments to local content.  Granting of…

PNG women pilots to train in NZ

Four specially selected young women from Papua New Guinea are training to become commercial pilots in New Zealand for airlines back home. The women started a 68-week course this week to secure a New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority Commercial Pilot Licence and Multi-engine Instrument Rating at Nelson Aviation College, Nelson. The women are able to…

Fiji Airways staff to earn a share of 2013 profits

Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, on Monday announced that the airline’s staff and management will earn over F$1.25m (US$656,000) in profit-share and bonuses, as a result of the company’s financial performance in 2013 (nine-month period ended December 31st). This is the first profit share payout for the National Airline since the plan was approved in…

TOWER Insurance donates tank to school

TOWER Insurance Ltd had donated a 4,300 litre tank to King George VI high school in Honiara last week. The presentation of the tank was made to the principal of the school, Mr Samuel Fangata. The school is currently home to the displaced flood victims who have taken refuge at the school in this tragic…

Reef Islanders still awaits airstrip opening

PEOPLE of Reef islands, Temotu province are still waiting when the newly constructed Lomlom airstrip in Reef will be officially opened. Lomlom airport was completed last year but the opening of the new domestic airport was delayed. Principal of Balipaa community high school in Reef island, said Reef islanders are still waiting for the airport…