Tina Hydro project highlighted at SIDS

THE country’s flagship sustainable development project was highlighted at the third international conference on Small Island Developing States(SIDS) this week in Apia, Samoa. The local delegation to the conference headed by fisheries minister Alfred Ghiro gave the opening remarks highlighting why this project has been seen as NCRA’s flagship project that aims to achieve the…

Lomlom inspection this Sunday

Director of aviation says the final inspection for the Lomlom runway will be done Sunday next week. George Satu in an interview on Thursday said the final inspection of Lomlom will be conducted on Sunday followed by an official opening. “I do know that parliament will dissolve next week but this does not stop me…

Contractors urged to engage RTC students

LOCAL building contractors’ have been urged to engage Rural Training Centre (RTC) students as part of developing the trade industry. This was highlighted by Ben Henry, a long time experienced construction administrator during an interview with this paper this week. He said most students come from various RTC in the country having difficulty seeking part…

Fugui: Agriculture must up its budget

MEMBER of Parliament for Central Honiara, John Moffat Fugui on Wednesday highlighted the need for the Ministry of Agriculture to enlarge its budget with the emphasis of assisting agriculture students with their practical assessments. Mr Fugui said this during the question and answers session in Parliament. He said that it is a need that the…

Measles vaccination sites opened

THE eight vaccination sites for the measles campaign swung into action yesterday. The centres opened up to allow for the public, especially young children and adults around 30 years old, to get vaccinated to prevent them from measles attack. The sites will open up from Monday to Friday over the next 20 days. During weekends…

Japan hands over water project

JAPAN on Wednesday handed over the $150 million water supply improvement project for Honiara and Auki to Solomon Water. Japanese ambassador to Solomon Islands Kenichi Kimiya said the completion of the project was a “marvellous achievement”. Mr Kimiya appealed to Solomon Water, the government, and people to maintain the facilities in a proper way. The…

Austin: Water theft is a huge problem

ABOUT 60 per cent of water supply Solomon Water generates is lost through theft and leakage. General Manager Richard Austin revealed this on Wednesday when Solomon Water formally received the $150 million water supply improvement project for Honiara and Auki, from the Japanese Government. Mr Austin said people steal water through illegal connections. “There seems…