Mandulua School head calls for support

MANDULUA Community High School urged communities within the area to support the school’s development programmes. The school’s deputy principal Jones Ofaga raised this during the opening of Mandulua Community High School new classroom building, Thursday. Mr Ofaga said so many challenges were faced by Mandulua Community High School but none of these issues were addressed.…

It’s a challenging year, says Hou

SOLOMON Islands has faced real challenges in 2014, Finance and Treasury Minister Rick Hou has told Parliament. He says the challenges had been the April Flash Floods in Honiara and parts of Guadalcanal Province, and the suspension of production at the Gold Ridge Mine on Central Guadalcanal by the Australian mining company, St Barbara following…

Housing plan developed for flood-hit victims here

HOUSING plans to assist disaster-affected people have been developed, and are awaiting approval and financial support from the government. A budget submission seeking funds for housing repairs and reconstruction in Honiara, Guadalcanal and repatriation areas had been submitted to the Ministry of Finance. The submission also includes permanent housing reconstruction for Temotu communities affected by…

SIEA expand its services

SOLOMON Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) has expanded its services into Lungga area with the installation of power lines – an action welcomed by many. As of Monday this week, SIEA started placing power lines on poles erected from the former Taj Mahal area into Lungga. A resident in the area, Clement Boe said since SIEA…

Gov’t to re-open Geneva mission

THE Government has decided to re-open its Geneva Mission in Switzerland after it closed it down earlier this year. Solomon Islands opened the Geneva Mission to deal with issues concerning the World Trade Organization (WTO). But the Government of Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo decided to close the mission as a cost cutting measure. The…

Hou outlines gov’t achievements

FINANCE and Treasury minister Rick Hou has highlighted a number of achievements by the NCRA Government led by Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo. He says the NCRA Government has ensured the relationships and ties with Solomon Islands development partners continue to be respected and improved. Mr Hou says the respected and improved relationships and ties…

PAP promises more funds for churches

A PEOPLE’S Alliance Party Government will increase funds given to Churches and other religious groups in Solomon Islands. The PAP commends churches and religious groups which have been actively running hospitals and schools throughout the country. It says an Alliance Party Government will increase annual grants given to the churches to continue to effectively and…

Kids explore what they learn from classroom

YWCA Kindergarten children learn from the Solomon Airlines after successfully carrying out their field trip at the Henderson International Airport on Wednesday 27th of August.  The purpose of the field trip is to allow children to witness and explore life in an aircraft as part of their study on the different types of transports. YWCA…