New bus service offers cheap fare

 A new bus service aimed at addressing the short bus route in Honiara will start serving the city this Sunday. Two new jumbo buses will service two routes in the city which will see adult and children paying $5.00 and $3.00 respectively for four trips in a day. The buses can carry around 55 passengers…

‘Push hard to enjoy trade’

The region has been urged to push hard to engage and enjoy the benefits of trade through PACER Plus (Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations)if this deal comes into effect. The encouragement was made last week by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) resident representative for pacific island countries Yongzheng Yang at the end of a…

Japan hands over water project

JAPAN on Wednesday handed over the $150 million water supply improvement project for Honiara and Auki to Solomon Water. The project provided: Four borefields: Tasahe, Titinge, Skyline and Borderline – each fed by 4 boreholes. Four high lift pumping stations Six treated water storage reservoirs (at Tasahe, Titinge, Skyline, Borderline, Panatina and West Kola’a) A…

Sogavare on RAMSI

FORMER Prime Minister and MP for North East Choiseul, Manasseh Sogavare says a vast majority of Solomon Islanders do not have a clue what the roles of RAMSI are since the mission’s arrival in 2003. Mr Sogavare highlighted this in Parliament on Wedneday during the opening of the debate on an Independent Report on RAMSI.…

Renbel saga

Dear Editor – “I am still the premier”. I guess this is not a problem to Mr Topue and other colleagues who have been serving their boss faithfully and receiving residues being dropped off from Lance Tango’s table. However, it is a problem to the self-reliance minority of Renbel who remain with principle and status.…

NCRA is a failure

Dear Editor – Finance minister Rick Hou’s boastfulness about NCRA’s achievement in the last 4 years must not be left uncorrected. First, any assessment of achievement should be done by the people and not the government itself. Minister Hou must have been living in another planet that is why he cannot assess the real situation…