Govt budget under-spent: Hou

Caretaker Finance and Treasury Minister, Rick Hou has said the national government has under-spent the 2014 Budget during the first six months of the year. Mr Hou said the consolidated expenses for the first half of 2014 was 1,621-point-8 million dollars while the revised pro-rata 2014 budget estimate for the same period was 1,861-point-8 million…

Metal buyer in Auki

Alpha Pacific Trading, the buyers of non- ferrous metal in Honiara is now operating in Auki, Malaita province doing its job of buying metals. The company through the help of a 45 year old man James Waki established a branch in Auki. In an interview on Tuesday, Mr Waki revealed that the aim of extending…

MID plans testing lab

PLANS are underway by the ministry of infrastructure development (MID) to improve the effectiveness of the existing MID materials testing laboratory. The plan was initiated since the early of this year. In a statement MID said the lab has always had a presence in MID projects and has played an important role in checking the…

Extra budget support

From aid donors and other sources Hou announces CARETAKER minister of finance has announced additional financial support that has become available to support the 2014 budget. This follows budget pressures due to the April floods and the suspension of production at the Gold Ridge Mine. Rick Hou last week said that the Government has received…

Lomlom inspection today

People of Reef Island, Temotu province will today witness a team from the ministry of civil aviationto conduct the final inspection at the Lomlom airport. Director of aviation George Satu is leading the delegation with a survey officer and officials from of Temotu provincial government to conduct the final inspections. They will leave 6am this…