Terminal upgrade, new walkway coming

THE country’s domestic and international terminal will undergo a major facelift. This was revealed by the Aviation Permanent Secretary (PS) Francis Lomo this week. As part of the upgrading work, the arrival and departure lounge at the international terminal will see some changes. Another new development in the pipeline is see the construction of a…

‘Archives preserve culture’

GOOD archiving of historical records helps preserve cultures and traditions of countries. Director of the Center for Indigenous Studies at the National Taiwan University, Associate Professor Yuan-Chao Tung highlighted this when speaking to a group of International Journalists visiting Taiwan last week. Whilst taking the group on a tour of the University’s Museum and Archives,…

Taiwan showcasing indigenous culture

TAIWAN is happy to showcase its cultures and traditions to the world. These were the worlds of the Deputy Minister of the Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP), Calivat Gadu during a press conference with members of the international press group that visited Taiwan last week. Mr Gadu said, that by organizing such tours, Taiwan is…

12 to man Caucus office

THE Government has appointed 12 people to man its Caucus Office. This brings the number of political appointees the government has confirmed so far to 19. The first seven appointees manning the Prime Minister’s Private Office was announced yesterday. They include a special secretary to the prime minister, a private secretary, an international relations secretary,…

Man admits beating wife

A 62-YEAR-OLD man yesterday confessed he beat his wife with a wood, resulting in her receiving a broken arm last year in Guadalcanal. George Uvi entered the guilty plea to one count of grievous harm before Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga. Mitigation and sentencing submissions on his case will be made tomorrow. He assaulted his wife…

Over-stayed African faces court here

AN African national accused of illegally staying in the country after his residence permit expired last year is facing court here. Mumtaz Baidoo of Ghana is facing one count of unlawful presence. He is charged under the Immigration Act 2012. According to the Immigration, Baidoo’s residency permit expired in May, 2014. Public Prosecutor Willie Vaiyu…

PS: Airport security in high standard

SECURITY issues at the country’s international airport still maintain International Civil Association Organisations (ICAO) standards. This was revealed by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Aviation and Communication Francis Lomo in an interview yesterday. He said, the country is no different to any other country in the world that undergo ICAO’s audit to justify whether…