Plans to give SINU facelift

THERE is a need for new modern facilities and buildings to facelift the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) as most of the buildings are old, says Vice Chancellor Dr Glynn Galo. Dr Galo made the remarks at the university’s open day yesterday at the Kukum campus. He said the schools have served their purposes but…

Lomo clarifies beacon installations

TWO firms have been awarded the contract to install non-directional beacons in five airports around the country. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Communication and Aviation clarified this after the ministry was criticisefor what was described as unfair awarding of contracts. Francis Lomo on Thursday said the beacons are navigational equipment used widely in…

Renbel issues warning to companies

RENBEL provincial secretary (PS) has issued a strong advice to companies operating in the province to pay their license fees to the provincial treasurer or the PS and not anyone else. The advice came following claims some logging companies paying up their fees to the deputy provincial secretary. Yesterday the provincial secretary BaiabePeseika said that’s…

Rural farmers commend MAL

Local rural farmers’ who took part in the field day held at Dala South Community, West Kwara’ae, Malaita province on Wednesday has commended the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) for the initiative. The field day was an opportunity for farmers in the central region of the province to come together at the venue to…

APSD reopens

The Asia Pacific Sustainable Development (APSD) rural training centre(RTC) based at Gwaigeo near Fiu village, West Kwara’ae, Malaita province has reopened itsdoors after suspending classes for two years. Former premier of Malaita province and the principal of the centre Reuben Moli in an interview with Solomon Star at the Centre on Thursday said the centre…

Axiom welcomes court ruling

CHIEF executive officer of Axiom Mining Ryan Mount last night welcomed a High Court ruling that recognised his company’s lease over the Kolosori land, site of the controversial Isabel nickel prospect. Commissioner John Brown has ruled that AxiomKB’s lease over the Kolosori land and its Prospecting Licence over the same area are valid—a clear win…

Measles slowly rescinding

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has confirmed that measles cases are slowly decreasing after the vaccination campaign was boosted in recent weeks. Doctors from the ministry of health said severe cases are still at the hospital for treatment, but the numbers seeking medical attention are going down. However, they warned people to…