Yow yet to receive strike notice

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is yet to receive the 28 days strike notice issued by the Workers Union of Solomon Islands (WUSI) and its SIPA members. Collin Yow on Tuesday said his office does not receive any copy of the proposed strike notice. Early this week WUSI and its SIPA…

New eye clinic set to open

THE regional eye care center built at the National Referral Hospital car park will open  later next month. The hospital’s acting chief executive officer (CEO) Dr Rodger Maraka said, the building is now in its final stage. “Most of the external work has been done with the final work now on electrical wiring,” Dr Maraka…

Russells accused remanded

TWO men facing separate criminal offences in the Russells, Central Province, have been remanded yesterday. The first accused, Arnold Wate, of Malaita in his twenties was charged with arson for allegedly burning down a leaf hut kitchen. He allegedly lit a dead coconut frond and lit the kitchen hut on 4 March, 2015 at a…

Assessment team deployed to Reefs

A DISASTER assessment team based in Lata, Temotu Province had been deployed to the Reef Islands yesterday following damages caused by cyclone Pam over the weekend. This was confirmed by the Temotu Provincial Premier Baddley Soakifono. He said the team will conduct assessment on damages caused to food gardens, tree plants, homes and properties. Following…

Girl cheats death in car accident

A YOUNG girl survived with only minor injuries after being hit by a car in the heart of China Town, Central Honiara yesterday morning. According to witnesses, a white cab (taxi) tried to evade the traffic queu heading toward the old China bridge by taking the opposite lane when it hit the girl who was…

PIF chief meets Opposition Leader

THE visiting Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor yesterday met briefly with the Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition Group Jeremiah Manele. Dame Meg during the meeting, briefed the Leader of Opposition on the preparations of the PIF leaders meeting to be held in Papua New Guinea, September this year. She said, the…

Opposition shares condolence to Vanuatu

Following the devastation caused by tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu over the weekend, the Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition Group Jeremiah Manele has joined others to convey his condolences to the Government and people of Vanuatu. Mr Manele, in a letter to Vanuatu’s Prime Minister this week conveyed his sincere condolences on behalf of the…

Work on tallest building here further delayed

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