Rubbish disposal dump condemned

FORUM SOLOMON Islands International (FSII) has strongly condemned disposal of rubbish in the central business district of Honiara city describing it as plain public disgrace. Forum Solomon Islands international says it had captured on camera two large rubbish bins being filled both inside and outside damped in the area. It says the picture also confirms…

Communities practise horticulture

ABOUT 51 communities around the country under the South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) have successfully learnt and practice the method of horticulture this year. One of the latest villages to learn about this fortnight ago was Buiano village in west Kwara’ae, Malaita province. Horticulture is a method of planting flowers around homes and properties. SSEC…

TOWER presents profit payment to ANZ

TOWER Insurance has paid ANZ bank its profit share of $211,411. In a brief ceremony the TOWER Insurance country manager, Jeremy Masalo, presented the cheque  to ANZ Solomon Islands CEO, Geoffrey Buchanan. TOWER Insurance is the underwriter for ANZ. A statement from the bank said, the payment was the culmination of a profitable partnership within…

Auki power distribution upgraded

Power outages in Auki will no longer be a problem after work on ‘distribution networks’ by Solomon Power was completed in Auki last week. Solomon Power Auki station master Joseph Keniore said, it is a sort of a blessing for the province as these projects does not come easily. The distribution network upgrade is primarily…

Solomon Power boosts power supply

SOLOMON Power, formerly Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA), has commissioned its new Power Station, which includes four new 2.5 megawatt (MW) generators at Lunga, east Honiara, Monday. The event came as SIEA formally switched its name to Solomon Power. Minister of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification, David Dei Pacha, Ministry of Finance and Treasury permanent…

Govt commits to reliable, cheaper electricity

THE Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government is serious and committed in ensuring that reliable and cheaper electricity supply is delivered to the population of the country. This was highlighted by David Day Pacha, the Minister for the Ministry of Mines, Energy & Rural Electrification during the commissioning of the new Lungga power station, on…

Convicted Bougainvillians await sentencing

HONIARA magistrate’s court will deliver its sentence on the nine Bougainville men who have been convicted of illegally staying in the country without entry visas. A local man who harboured the nine men illegally in the Shortland Islands, Western Province will also be sentenced along with the nine next week. This was after the mitigating…

Docs deny TB outbreak

HEALTH authorities yesterday stepped in to deny reports of a tuberculosis (TB) outbreak at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara among health workers. Both Minister Dr Tautai Agikimua Kaitu’u and the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Steve Aumanu came out to dismiss the reports. “Only one medical staff had evidence of TB infection out of…