Aviation plans runway inspections

The ministry of communication and aviation is planning to inspect more runways in airstrip around the country. Director of aviation George Satu last week for this year inspection will be conducted at Lomlom in Temotu province and Suavanau in Isabel province. In the case of Lomlom since the runway is new they would inspect it…

Air Nuigini re-opens office here

AIR Niugini’s sales office in Honiara, will re-open today to look after interest of customers in the region. Air Nuigini’s chief executive Simon Foo said: “It is important to have an office to take care of Air Niugini customers because this will expand our market and further strengthen our presence in the Pacific especially the…

Titiru: Your new lodge down West

A NEW eco-lodge for the adventurous traveller has just opened its doors on Rendova Island in Western Province. Called Titiru Eco Lodge, it was located northwest on Rendova island, about 40 minutes’ drive from Munda airport. Titiru is surrounded by untouched marine life with beautiful landscape at its background. The facility has self-contain bungalows furnished…

Guale gets automated weather station

THE installation of an automated weather station and rain gauge in the villages of Avuavu and Marau Sound in the Guadalcanal Province will assist in gathering more accurate data on the unpredictable weather patterns in the provinces. The installations were the first under the “Strogem Woaka Lo Community Fo Kaikai (SWoCK)” project. A total of…

Air Nuigini to re-open Honiara office

AIR Niugini’s sales office in Honiara, Solomon Islands, will be re-opened on Monday to look after interest of customers in the region, chief executive Simon Foo said. He said: “It is important to have an office to take care of Air Niugini customers because this will expand our market and further strengthen our presence in…

Our two legal seed dealers

ONLY two companies have been recommended by the ministry of agriculture and livestock (MALS) through quarantine division that have legal import permit licences to import vegetables seed into the country. They are Island Enterprise and Solfish company.  Quarantine chief officer Max Kolubalona in an interview yesterday confirmed that these two companies are the only recommended…

Quarantine confiscates seeds

Officers from the quarantine department within the ministry of agriculture and livestock have confiscated seeds from a number of shops in Honiara which have been sold without any approve permit license. Chief quarantine officer Max Kolubalona said during an inspection shops located at China Town, Kukum and Ranadi east of Honiara have been found to…

Westpac’s 17th In-store Banking in Yandina

Communities in and around Banika ward, Yandina, Central  province can now access secure, convenient, effective, efficient, banking services, through Westpac’s new In-store Banking outlet which opened last Thursday at the Te-mite store. In thanking Westpac for the partnership, owner of Te-mite store, Mr Gregory Riahi conveyed to the gathering of civil servants, school teachers and…

Lomlom airstrip inspections delayed

Inspection of the Lomlom airstrip on Reef Islands, Temotu province has been further delayed. Thats according to director of aviation George Satu yesterday. Mr Satu said final team to inspect the runway should leave this coming Saturday but since he is traveling overseas next week for a meeting the inspection is being further delayed. “I…

Artist association unhappy with selection

The Solomon Island Artist Association (SIAA) is unhappy with the selection done by the committee formed by ministry of culture and tourism (MCT) for participants to attend the 5th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture in Papua New Guinea (PNG) next month. The association’s president Bani Rooney in an interview yesterday described the selection as…