Youth market opens today

YOUTHS of Honiara will once again be engaging themselves as the August youth market is set to start today at the National Art Gallery grounds. The theme for this youth market is, ‘Inspire, Motivate and Participate’. Speaking to this paper yesterday, a youth market officer said that the highlights for this event will be singing…

Bishop Luciano celebrates anniversary

Bishop Luciano Capelli sdb celebrated his golden anniversary as a Professed Salesian of Don Bosco on August 16, and renewed his vows to God in front of his church community… in front of three nice and tasty cakes. Visibly touched and emotionally moved he prayed the formula of Salesian Religious Profession. The bishop later explained…

Auki residents happy to get rain

Residents in and around Auki town, Malaita province were excited to finally receive rain water on Tuesday morning, after many weeks without rain.. The rainfall lasted more than 5 hours much to the relief of the residents who depends on rain water for drinking. Speaking to this paper in Auki a resident John Tua said,…

Bmobile/Vodafone and Ausmart opens new phone booth

THE country’s second mobile entrant, Bmobile/Vodafone in partnership with the popular stationary supplier Ausmart has officially opened a new phone booth at the Ausmart’s Town Ground branch on Tuesday. It was the first booth to be launched in Honiara by Bmobile, as part of its expansion in serving the country, especially Honiara through telecommunication. Speaking…

New shipping service for Ulawa, Ugi and Kirakira

A NEW fortnightly shipping service to Ulawa, Ugi, Kirakira including Three Sister Islands is starting on 18 August 2015. A two-year contract for the service has been awarded to Marau Shipping Services Limited.  Funding is being provided jointly by the Solomon Islands Government and the Asian Development Bank. Moses Virivolomo, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry…

Bmobile/Vodafone on expansion mode

BMOBILE/VODAFONE is currently engaging in its expansion mode, where yesterday it officially launched its first ever phone booth in Honiara. This was revealed by the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Niall Downey in an interview with members of the media on Tuesday. “We have just finished our project and we are the largest network provider…

HMNZS Wellington here, sailors at civic duty

SAILORS on board the New Zealand Offshore Patrol vessel HMNZS Wellington are currently undergoing renovation work in a number of health centres and the Multipurpose Hall this week. The vessel which arrived early this week is part of a Goodwill visit organised by the New Zealand government. As of yesterday until tomorrow groups of sailors…

$8.9M grant

…After three years Malaita finally receives provincial grant MALAITA province is now qualified to receive its SBD$8.9million grant under the Provincial Government Strengthening Program this year. This was confirmed by the Malaita provincial Premier Peter Chanel Ramohia in an interview on Monday. Mr Ramohia who could not hide his excitement after receiving the news said,…