HCC grants building permit to CCECC

HONIARA City Council (HCC) Lord Mayor, Eddie Siapu has officially handover the HCC building permit to China Civil Engineering and Construction Corporation (CCECC), to build seven sports facilities in the capital for the 2023 Pacific Games. The building permit was received by CCECC Project Manager, Pengfei Huang during the historical ground breaking ceremony, Wednesday. Before…

Response to concerns raised by Opposition Office  

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) as the government ministry leading COVID-19 response, acknowledge concern raised by the Opposition Office regarding dire situation in India and the government’s plans to acquire bulk of AstraZeneca vaccines from India.  Additionally the Opposition Office claimed that the local shipping agent of MV Chefoo that arrived in…

SI, PRC ties stronger

The historic groundbreaking ceremony to officially begin construction of major sporting infrastructures in Honiara on May 5 has demonstrated the growth of the Solomon Islands-China relations in a short span of time. The state of the art stadium project is one of the important outcomes of the consensus reached by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and…

Drug dealer in Makira probed

POLICE at Kira Kira in Makira Ulawa Province are investigating a 36-year-old male person for being in possession of marijuana. The man was caught on 23 April 2021, a statement issued by Police Media Unit said. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Makira-Ulawa Province Superintendent Peter Sitai said it was alleged that on the 23 April 2021 police…

$37M HELP

Australia delivers $37m Covid-19 support to SOEs’ SOLOMON Airlines and Solomon Water are the beneficiaries of Australia’s latest funding support totalling $37 million, it was announced Thursday. Australia’s High Commissioner, Lachlan Strahan and the Minister of Finance and Treasury, Harry Kuma signed the funding agreement on Tuesday 4th May, a statement issued by the Australian High…

Sports City to transform Honiara

National Hosting Authority (NHA), China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC), Solomon Islands Government (SIG) and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) broke ground yesterday at the former SIFF Academy, for the 14.95 hectare national stadium projects which will be constructed by CCECC.  The PRC funded project will have a 10,000 capacity national stadium, a six…

Konofilia: SIFF threat a sign of defeat

FOUNDER of the Royals Football Academy Moffat Konofilia says the threat by the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) is a sign of defeat. In a statement, Konofilia however stressed that despite threats from SIFF, Royals will not be moved but will continue to strive for the betterment of football in the country.  “The majority of…

Girls in ICT Day celebrations Thursday

THE girls in Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Day celebrations will commence virtually, Thursday. Through the celebrations today, Girls in ICT will introduce a lot of significant changes.  Information Technology Society Solomon Islands (ITSSI), President Alice Aote’e announced that three provinces will join the celebrations.  “Western, Malaita, and Makira will be joining the virtual event…