SIPA urged to build passenger terminal

THE Member of Parliament for South Guadalcanal, David Day Pacha says the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) should build a proper passenger terminal at Point Cruz Wharf in Honiara. He said for many years, wharves at Point Cruz have been used for loading and unloading both cargo and passengers. Mr Pacha said fortunately not many…

Students appeal to MPs for meet tuition fees

THE People’s Alliance Party has been told students from the Solomon Islands National University have sent out appeal letters to Members of Parliament to help meet their tuition fees and allowances. Party’s Media Officer, George Atkin reports the news was relayed to the weekly meeting of the PAP National Executive in Honiara. The meeting was…

Priest calls for Solovisu in North, Central Guale

AN Anglican priest of the Church of Melanesia, Father Benedict Garemane says now the Solovisu Program has ended on the Weather-Coast, a new one should start on North and Central Guadalcanal. He said the government and the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands should now start thinking about reconciling villagers of the two constituencies who…

PAP to abolish rural development ministry

A PEOPLE’S Alliance Party Government will abolish the Ministry of Rural Development because it has been duplicating the duties of the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening. PAP Media Officer, George Atkin reports the decision was reached at the party’s recent national executive meeting in Honiara. PAP National President, Sir Nathaniel Waena said the…

Forest Lake‘s deteriorating state a concern

Chairperson of the Malaita provincial tourism sector Jackson Leaburi has described the fast deteriorating FOPA’s Forest Lake satellite venue as an ‘eye sore’ scene. This came after the venue for 11th Festival of Pacific arts in 2012 has deteriorated which he said its the landowner’s failure to take over from FOPA. “I am the FOPA…

Fiji uni shares deep sorrow

The Fiji National University (FNU) has expressed sympathy to the people of Solomon Islands following last week’s devastating flash flood. In a statement the university’s vice chancellor Ganesh Chand said the university was saddened by the disaster. “The university is truly saddened to hear of the severe devastation and fatalities caused during the flash floods…

Update on water supply to Honiara

THERE’S improvement in water supply with 60 percent of the city’s population receiving water. Solomon Water in a statement on Wednesday said that improvements to water supply are being made in Honiara, following the devastating floods. “About 60% of people in Honiara now have water services, however in some cases supply will be rationed rather…

Many walking to work

THOUSANDS of Honiara residents have been walking to work and do their daily business as work on the Mataniko Bridge in Central Hospital continues. They have also been walking home after work because they have discovered that they arrive at their destinations faster than commuting on public buses. Many walkers spoken to by our reporter…

Latest Red Cross actions

AS of 7th April, Solomons Islands Red Cross, as part of the multi-agency coordinating committee (Red Cross, Oxfam, World Vision, Save the Children and others), delivered the folowing to 21 welfare centres: Jerry cans for families (SIRC – 711) Blankets (SIRC – 45) Hygiene Kits for families (World Vision – 110) Sleeping mats (SIRC –…