Work to reconnect bridge underway

Work on reconnecting the old damaged Mataniko bridge has kicked off early this week. The bridge was washed away during April 3 flash flooding. Its understood work on the bridge kicked off before the arrival the barley bridge next week. New Zealand government is supplying the new bridge. Already work on placing ground and steel…

School raises $5,000 for flood relief

KILUSAKWALO Christian Community High school and Regent Park Christian school in Australia raised more than $5,000 in Auki over the weekend to assist victims of last month’s floods. Students and staff of the Australian school have spent last week at Kilusakwalo, teaming up with their hosts at the end of their stay to raise the…

More negotiation needed for Pacific /EU visas

THE European Union Ambassador for the Pacific says a plan to lift visa requirements for travellers from 10 Pacific nations still needs to be negotiated with each country before it comes into effect. The EU has amended a regulation, which means nationals from Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu…

Vendors: Beef up market security or we leave

VENDORS at the Auki main market are calling on responsible authorities to beef up security within the market premises to avoid unnecessary dumping of wastes and abusing of the market’s vicinity and its properties. This was made following weeks of complaints by vendors over the ever increasing pile of rubbish dumped right at the market’s…

NGO pleas for more help after floods

SAVE the Children in Solomon Islands says it’s disappointed with the low level of funding coming in after last month’s flood It says the immense amount of rain that fell on Guadalcanal resulted in the country’s worst ever disaster. The agency’s logistics and emergency manager Graham Kenna says the scale of the destruction is huge…

NZ, Solomons affirm development cooperation

THE New Zealand and Solomon Islands governments yesterday held high-level consultations on their development cooperation. Central to discussions was progress on the New Zealand and Solomon Islands Joint Commitment for Development, which was signed in September 2011. The New Zealand delegation was led by Craig Hawke, Deputy-Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade…

Renbel farewells mining directors after visit

Executive members of the Renbel provincial government on Wednesday night hosted farewell function to two directors of Bintang Borneo mining company (BBMC) of Indonesia. The ceremony was staged at Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara. The two top directors who have spent a number of days in the country to sort out the company’s proposal to…

‘Technology changes society’

Mathematics and computer science year one student says technology is the key for any society to move forward because now we are living in an information age. In an interview at the open day on Sunday Wingki Mainapo said in the 21st century universities around the world now goes into paperless policy. DWU is no…