New Nadi Honiara service

Air Niugini launches flight AIR Niugini has started operating a direct return service between Honiara and Nadi. The service began on Christmas Eve, using its Boeing 737 aircraft. Fiji-based Discount Flight Centre, general sales agents (GSA) for Air Niugini, managing director Sashi Singh said the service is in line with the current Air Service Agreement…

Gold Ridge LOs call on DCC

THE CHAIRMAN of the Gold Ridge Community and Landowners’ Association is calling on the DCC Government to seriously consider their outstanding issues. “As the government settles down and ready to kick start its business, I want to remind government to consider our outstanding issues,” Dick Douglas said on Tuesday. He said former NCRA government has…

Unlimited Voice bundles launched

BMOBILE/Vodafone has launched a special which comes with bundles of free calls, SMS text and Data voice. The new promotion was launched on Monday. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nail Downey said, this new special gives customers five days of unlimited domestic calls to both Bmobile/Vodafone and Breeze network. “It will also give you 40MB of…

REP hands over new trucks to HCC

The Rapid Employment Project (REP) handed over two brand new trucks to the Honiara City Council (HCC) at the Hyundai compound at Ranadi on Thursday. The two trucks were paid for by the REP, using grant funds made available by the World Bank, which cost around SBD $718,000. Manufactured by Hyundai of South Korea, the…

Mining firm vows more school support

Axiom Mining has pledged to continue providing assistance to schools within the vicinity of its operation in West Guadalcanal. Speaking at Lambi Community High School’s 2014 Graduation and Prize-giving ceremony in West Guadalcanal yesterday, An Axiom representative said the school assistance initiative is founded on the company’s recognition of the importance of education and the…

Retire your acquittal says MCT

THE GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) yesterday reminded tourism recipients in Central Island, Malaita, Renbel and Guadalcanal provinces to provide acquittal reports of how they have spent their tourism funding to the Ministry. Senior Tourism Officer responsible of these provinces Hudson Kaefia highlighted this when Green Tourism Solomon Island Ltd submitted…

NEC wins Telekom contract

NEC Australia is set to deploy microwave radio technology in three of the largest provinces of the Solomon Islands to boost mobile and fixed line broadband capacity. Solomon Telekom has selected NEC Australia’s iPasolink IP microwave transmission technology as the core of a major network upgrade that will support over 100 base stations here and…

Talks over Gold Ridge held

SENIOR representatives from Gold Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) had constructive discussions with senior representatives of the Solomon Islands Government and its advisors recently. This is to further consider the proposed transfer of Gold Ridge mine to the Solomon Islands Government announced by Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo, in August 2014, and to agree remedial action…

Green Tourism completes tourism training in Taro

A HIGH Impact Tourism Training (HITT) for women and girls was successfully held at Taro, Choiseul Province last week. Fifty-six participants (50 women and girls, and 6 men) attended the three-day training workshop. They came from Taro, Supizae, Polo, Rabakela, Sirovanga, Poroporo, Barabarakakasa, Vurango, Moli, Luimuni, Koloni, Gazakeo villages. Apart from Choiseul, a group of…