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…

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…

SI to observe anti-corruption day

The 2015 International Anti-Corruption Day will be marked in Honiara on the 9th of December. Hosted by Transparency Solomon Islands in partnership with the Government National Integrity Institutions, Solomon Islands Financial Intelligence Unit, Extractive Industries Transparency Institution (EITI) and Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) , the International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) on the 9th of December…

Marau Comfort lodge

On the east coast of Guadalcanal lies Marau Sound, a sub-station of the province and an emerging tourism hub. In 2012 the media attention was focused in this area as it hosted the Royal couple, Prince William and Princess Kate at the famous Tavanipupu Resort. With a sprawl of beautiful islands and sandy beaches, Marau…