New shredding machine for dump site

THE Honiara City Council (HCC) has finally taken delivery of a new shredding machine on Wednesday. The machine is being installed at the Ranadi landfill dump site, east Honiara. The donation was made possible by Sumitomo Metal and Mining Solomon Limited (SMM Solomon). “This is first of its kind for the HCC to have this…

‘Handle with care’

The new shredding machine for the Ranadi landfill in East Honiara costs about $382,000 therefore its must be taken care of. Sumitomo Metal and Mining Solomon Limited (SMM Solomon) which helped to fund the new machine urged the Honiara City Council (HCC) yesterday during the official handing over of the machine to the country. Ken…

Global Money Week starts in West

A SERIES of events to celebrate 2017 Global Money Week started yesterday in Noro, Western Province. The event is organized by the Central Bank of Solomon Islands in collaboration with the National Fisheries Development Credit Union (NFDCUF) and SolTuna Trust Credit Union Fund (STCUF). A recent statement from CBSI said Global Money Week (GMW) is…

Benefits of teak tree

Teak is one of the popular trees planted in almost every corner of the country. It was said to be a highly commercial tree species. A report from the Ministry of Forest said teak was a species which was recommended for many situations in country. It was a timber which was highly regarded in the…

Briefing for seasonal workers

FORTY seasonal workers bound for New Zealand have received a pre-departure briefing in preparation for their work programmeunder the Recognized Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme. Officials from the Labour Mobility Unit (LMU) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, which oversees the New Zealand RSE Scheme and the Australia Seasonal Worker Program, conducted the…

CBSI to lead GMW event down West

THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in collaboration with the National Fisheries Development Credit Union Fund (NFDCUF) and the SolTuna Trust Credit Union Fund (STCUF) will be hosting a series of events between 27 March – 2 April to celebrate the 2017 Global Money Week (GMW), in Western Province. A statement from the bank…

Cruise boats bring benefits to villagers

Santa Cruz communities have benefit a lot from the sale of local artefacts and providing extended service to tourists during the calling of international cruise liner MS Europa on 25th last month. There are three tourism destinations at Santa Cruz – Malo /Wia, Luova and Noipe. Malo/Wia tourism committee chairperson Malachi Lekano yesterday shared the…

SINU starts its $120M infrastructure upgrade

A GROUND breaking ceremony was held Wednesday at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Panatina Campus to mark the start of the university’s $120 million building project. The ceremony was witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga, Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development permanent secretary Dr Franco Rodie, SINU Board chairman and MP for…