Siro school gets help

HALE School from Australia has stepped in to assist Siro community high school with lightings and computer appliances over the weekend. The handing over of the equipment was done at Siro school ground, in Ngella Central province. “Thank you for the gifts Hale school,” the school’s principal James Irarawauri said. “These gifts will surely help…

Low supply affects processing

Suva (Fiji Times) – THE Pacific Fishing Company Ltd (PAFCO) says the main reason it is unable to increase the amount of fish it processes is because of a lack of raw materials. The company processes about 20,000 tonnes per year and employs 1000 workers but says it is willing and able to increase that…

Y-Sato Marine mechanics undergo training

Y.Sato Marine recently sent to of their mechanics to Brisbane to attend the Yamaha Training Academy. Stanley Palumala & Silas Mani both attended and passed the Yamaha Basic Outboard Motor Training while Stanley went on to complete & pass the Bronze OM module. The training was conducted at the Yamaha facility in Brisbane. Y.Sato Marine…

World Bank provides grant for renewable energy

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Twenty Pacific Island countries and territories will soon have access to significantly stronger data about renewable energy options through the Sustainable Energy Industry Development Project. The project will also help the countries manage and integrate various renewable energy sources into existing power systems. Pacific Island countries have some of the world’s highest electricity prices,…

Education Act under review

THE final round of consultation for the new Education Bill should be done by the end of October this year says the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development under secretary, James Bosamata. Mr Bosamata said the Ministry is currently engaging in consultations with its stakeholders to revise the current Education Act that was described…

Fire sends shock waves through Chinatown

A mysterious fire that razed down the Vuvula Poultry building in Chinatown yesterday sent shock waves through the popular shopping district. Fire fighters arrived when the building was already covered in smoke and were incapable of putting it off. Business owners in nearby buildings were on their feet as flames engulfed the Vuvula building. “It…

National Herbarium to be relocated

The National Herbarium at the Honiara Botanical Garden will be relocated next year. This was confirmed by the National Herbarium Chief Forestry officer, Julia Amaea,who said a new site for relocation had already been identified. She said the reason for relocating the national herbarium is because the current site at the botanical garden behind Rove…

CBSI: Growth consistent with recovery

The country’s current economic growth has been consistent with the progress of its recovery, according to Central Bank of Solomon Islands’(CBSI latest monetary policy. The report stated this consistency falls slightly to the previous prediction made in early March 2015 which was projected at 3.3 percent. Current prediction of economic growth status sits at 3.2…

SIPA to impose rates on seafront owners

Property owners along Honiara’s coastline will soon pay rates to the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). The new rates, which are yet to be determined by SIPA’s board, are part of the current reform the state-owned enterprise is implement. “SIPA is the rightful owner of Honiara’s seafront from the low water mark to the high…