Gizo celebrates events with cleanup

A SUCCESSFUL clean-up operation was conducted within the Western Provincial capital of Gizo and the nearby islands, Wednesday. The clean-up exercise was held as part of the World Environment Day which fell on June 5th and World Ocean Day which falls on June the 8th, 2022. The theme for the environment day was; ‘Only one…

Honiara High School gets chair support

HONIARA High School is being boosted with the donation of 100 plastic chairs thanks to the Councilor for Mataniko ward 7, Cr. Clement Terewauri, Wednesday. The donation comes as the school commences its 2022 academic year. The school was a victim of last November’s looting and rioting that left millions of dollars in damages and…

No fee free education this year

THE call for fee free education this year is not going to work but parents have to pay for it. This was announced by the Minister of Education and Human Resource Development Lanelle Tanangada during her constituency tour last week in Gizo, Western Province. “The fee free education option would not be possible and parents…

Fee payers owe SINU $86M

FEE payers have owed the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) with a huge unpaid arrears-the amount is shocking. As at 31st March 2022 the total outstanding tuition fees arrears owed and payable to Solomon Islands National University for period 2018-2022 amount to $86,073,285. Acting Vice-Chancellor Pro Vice-Chancellor Academy Dr Jack Maebuta revealed this amount of…

CCECC workers’ hostel razed

A building near the FOPA Village at Panatina, that housed China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) workers has caught fire around 2pm, Wednesday. It was suspected that the fire might have been caused by a leaking gas. A security officer interviewed on site said, the fire started at the kitchen but could not confirm if…

Fuel shortage hits Gizo

WESTERN Provincial capital of Gizo is facing fuel shortage especially petrol since last week forcing many villagers to cut back on their traveling plans. As a result many outboard motor (OBM) and vehicle owners are faced with the difficult situation of accessing fuel in Gizo to move around by sea and land. In Gizo most…