New shredding machine for dump site

THE Honiara City Council (HCC) has finally taken delivery of a new shredding machine on Wednesday. The machine is being installed at the Ranadi landfill dump site, east Honiara. The donation was made possible by Sumitomo Metal and Mining Solomon Limited (SMM Solomon). “This is first of its kind for the HCC to have this…

Drivers cheat death

TWO taxi drivers on Wednesday escaped death after their cars collided along the Prince Philip Highway at the junction in front of Ela Motors at Ranadi, East Honiara. A Toyota RAV4 and Toyota Caldina were involved in the crash. Driver of the RAV4 claimed he was driving eastward on the high lane at a higher…

Lady pilots sky aircraft

FOR the first time in the history of Solomon Airlines two local female pilots flew a Twin Otter aircraft H4-FSI together on a commercial schedule yesterday. The Airlines management were at the airport to witness the two females took off. A statement from the Solomon Airlines’ Human Resources Department said, it’s a big achievement and…

Murder accused to stand trial in high court

The man accused of murdering his five month-old pregnant wife at northwest Guadalcanal has been committed to stand trial at the High Court. This followed a short form preliminary inquiry conducted on his matter on Tuesday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo having looked through the committal documents was satisfied that…

No budget for morgue

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‘Slow project rollout worrying’

The Malaita premier is beginning to grow weary about the slowness of the implementation of the national projects on Malaita Province. The Malaita national projects such as Bina international sea port, Suava cannery and port, Auluta oil palm, Waisisi and Wairokai Oil Palm are stagnant and not progressing. Premier Peter Ramohia revealed this at the…

Malaita on track to clear debt

Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) is aiming to be debt-free once its remaining debt of SBD$995,000 is cleared off. Premier Peter Ramohia highlighted this at the start of the Malaita province full assembly meeting early this week adding his government is serious to get the province out of debt. “From a debt of more than $4million,…

Fugui challenges scholars

MINISTER for Education Human Resource Development John Moffat Fugui challenges tertiary students under government cholarship to be good decision makers as future leaders. Minister Fugui echoed the statements during his recent visit to local students studying at various intuitions in Fiji Tuesday this week.  A student studying at the University of South Pacific Laucala Campus…