MID sets to finalise consultation

THE Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID) is in its final stages of consultation with all its stakeholders on the proposed Infrastructure Management Bill. Director CPIU, Harry Rini says, “a team of consultants has travelled to all nine provinces holding consultations on the proposed new law which will effect a lot of changes in the…

PS clarifies delay to highway project

NEWLY appointed Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development Henry Murray says a number of agreements need to be finalised before work on the Kukum Highway Project starts.  “There are a number of binding agreements relating to this project with relevant companies and owners of land along the road that need to be sorted…

New CSSI officers urged to perform

COMMISSIONER of Correctional Services Solomon Islands, Francis Haisoma had encouraged newly graduated correctional services officers to perform to professional standards when they take up official duties following their graduation. The CSSI Commissioner made the call during a graduation ceremony of 20 new correctional services officers. “I encourage you to embrace your carrier professionally. “You represent…

Addressing unwanted pregnancies

A FAMILY Support Centre (FSC) advocator says the tragedy relating to killing of innocent babies is an issue that must be addressed in our homes. Hendricks Barai was responding to recent discoveries of dead babies in Honiara. Mr Barai said this is a huge problem that the community tends to ignore.  “It’s not a government…

Japan assists Panarui School

JAPAN is building new classrooms and staff houses for Panarui School in Choiseul at a total funding of $589,929.75. The funding was handed over to the school authority on Thursday in Honiara. “This project aims to provide better learning environment for the children of Panarui community,” Japanese ambassador Kenichi Kimiya said during the hand-over ceremony.…

Taiwan assists in disaster risks here

AN Observation Research program is currently underway to assist the Meteorological Service and the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) monitor natural disasters in the country. Called the Tsunami, Earthquake, and Cyclone (TEC) project, it was being headed by a team from the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) of Taiwan. As part of the project, 14 small…

The vanishing island

The 16-seater shudders on the breeze. Below, a small grid of unsealed roads runs through a village of fibro buildings ringed by palm and jungle trees. A contracting grass airstrip dips at each end into the blue of the Pacific. It could be the setting for a film about the end of the world. And…

Register now for G’Day fun day

The Australian High Commission staff are working hard to prepare for the upcoming G’Day Solomon Islands Fun Run. With only three weeks before the Fun Run, Honiara locals are encouraged to register at the Australian High Commission. The first 4000 entries will receive a FREE G’Day Solomon Islands Fun Run t-shirt. Acting Australian High Commissioner…