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…

Workers finally paid

More than a hundred of direct employees of Malaita provincial government whose salaries have been delayed for almost a week finally received their pay this week. Reports reaching the paper said some of the employees received their pay on Tuesday afternoon. The remaining employees were expected to get their salary through their accounts yesterday afternoon.…

School holds science fair competition

BURNS Creek Adventist Primary School (BAPS) on Wednesday staged its first ever annual science fair competition. The competition, which eventuated after a lot of consultation and planning, saw a total of 466 participants from early childhood education (ECE) to grade six compete for the three top prizes. Students were required to design, create and demonstrate…

Youth Market to promotes peace

THIS month’s Youth Market encourages young people to be peacemakers under the theme Peaceful Youth, Happy Isles. “Young people are powerful instruments of peace; when we let them explore peace in their own way we are giving them confidence to become peaceful citizens and to inspire other youths to build peace in their communities,” Youth…

New rest house unveiled in North Vella

A new community rest house was unveiled at Irigila village,North Vela La Vela in the Western province, Monday this week.  The rest-house was the initiative of Irigila community which had begun its construction May this year. The assistance came from Member of Parliament (MP) for North Vella La Vella, Hon. Milner Tozaka. The rest-house featured…

Police retrieve missing boat

POLICE have successfully retrieved the boat, believed to have gone missing between Gizo and Choiseul last month. The ray boat, which had in it seven passengers, went missing on its way to Choiseul with only two survivors successfully rescued, a corpse believed to be the driver of the boat (found two weeks after the incident)…