Solomon Airlines Awarded IATA IOSA Certification

Marking what it says represents one of the most important milestones in its 52-year history, Solomon Airlines has been awarded IATA Operational Safety Audit Certification (IOSA). Announcing the news from the airline’s Honiara head office, Solomon Airlines’ Chairman of the Board of Directors, Denton Rarawa said the IATA award represented a major achievement. “The implications…

PM: Gov’t will deal with St Barbara

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo on Thursday has assured Members of Parliament that his government will deal with St Barbara which operates the Gold Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) for abandoning the Mine site during recent flash flood in Honiara and Guadalcanal.   Prime Minister Lilo said this when replying to question raised by members of…

Beware of coconut disease

The Biosecurity Solomon Islands (BSI) formerly known Solomon Islands Agriculture Quarantine Service (SIAQS) which has been tasked to safeguard and protect the coconut industry in Solomon Islands has warned the public to be on alert for Oryctes rhinoceros disease. Jean Eroa Biosecurity Solomon Islands officer in the ministry of agriculture and livestock (MAL) said Oryctes…

Hike in gas price

Price of gas used for cooking and general purposes has increased forcing many customers to dig deeper into their pocket to buy for gas now. This came about due to increase cost in Australia early this month says an Origin Energy company spokesperson on Thursday. Some of the customers who depend on gas for their…

Women engaged to feed flood victims

FOR the past six days, women of United Church in Honiara were engaged to feed six of the evacuation centres in Honiara with simple nutritious meals. The national government provided $50,000 for each church group to assist in feeding the more than 9,000 evacuees who registered at the centres. The United Church women’s group was…