High grade bauxite discovery in SI

Iron Mountain Mining Ltd (ASX:IRM) has discovered extensive high grade, low levels of silica bauxite deposits from augur drilling in the Temotu Province of the Solomon Islands. The first phase drilling and pit sampling returned lab results of 41.21% alumina (Al2O3) and 1.7% reactive silica (SiO2). Should the tonnages be there, Iron Mountain has Direct…

ROC releases first tranche of constituency fund

The Government of the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan has released the first tranche of the 2016 ROC Support Constituency Development Fund totaling SBD$11.7 Million to 39 Constituencies which have submitted their acquittal reports on the final tranche of the same funding for 2015. Taipei has also released the third tranche of the 2015…

Police boss assures safety of arms

A FEW Units within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will be armed once all that is needed to be done is completed. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast at the weekly police conference yesterday said there is a high level committee over-seeing the rearmament issue. He was responding to questions asked on how soon the…

Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference successful

VAKA Pasifiki Education Conference has ended on Wednesday night with a “thankyou” dinner, hosted by Dr Franco Rodie, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, on behalf of the Solomon Islands Government. The Mendana Hotel venue was packed as Solomon Islands and international conference participants mingled and socially engaged. “The final…

Late Sir Peter given highest honour

THE LATE Sir Peter Kenilorea was bestowed the Star of Solomon Islands Medal during the 38th Independence celebration at Lawson Tama on Thursday. This was for his long, dedicated and outstanding service to the Government and People of Solomon Islands in the fields of National Politics, Education, Civil Service, Parliamentary Services, Peace and Community Development.…

Turning trash into cash

‘Another man’s trash is another’s treasure’ is a saying fitting for Stewart Maui of Rennell Bellona and his two Malaitan friends. Hundreds of logs harvested by logging companies operating in Rennell Bellona have been left to rot but Maui and his friends from Malaita thought the logs were not worthless. Shipping furniture to the isolated…

Wells are jewels to Islanders

WHILE some people enjoy fresh drinking water from taps at their doorsteps, people in many parts of the country see wells as jewels – precious in ensuring survival. Imagine the most remote small Islands that have no fresh water. The only source of fresh water for drinking, cooking and washing is from dug-out wells. But…