Villagers end bee training

More than 14 community reps in Small Malaita ended a three-week bee training at Afio, Small Malaita, Thursday. The training was funded by World Vision under its Community Economic Development Project (CED). The training taught the participants technics and methods of bee farming. The aim is to help improve the economic conditions and livelihood of…

Hope in second chance education

There’s a policy direction for second chance education for unfortunate secondary students who have fallen out of the education system. The policy direction was to have young people like pregnant single mothers in secondary schools, and expelled students from the system, to get back into the system. This was revealed by the Ministry of Education…

Gov’t warned on Gold Ridge

THE Government has been warned to consult landowners on any proposed sale of the Gold Ridge mine in Central Guadalcanal. Chairman of Gold Ridge Community and Landowners Council, Dick Douglas, issued the warning on Friday. He was responding to the special secretary to the Prime Minister, Dr Philip Tagini’s statement that the government is negotiating…

Police at Gizo arrest armed men

POLICE at Noro have arrested six male suspects following an armed robbery at one of the logging camps at North New Georgia, Western Province, Thursday. Police alleged the suspects from Kolombangara and Mase village who were armed with knives and axes, entered the logging camp and demanded money and threatened workers. When their demand wasn’t…

Afio records 8 measles cases

AFIO clinic in south Malaita says it had recorded eight cases of measles so far. Registered nurse Angelic Herowai said most of the cases were children. The latest case was that of a man in his 30s. The news came as the Ministry of Health denied reports that measles cases are slowly decreasing. Instead, the…

Measles cases rise dramatically

A DRAMATIC rise in cases of measles reminds the community that the fight against measles is not yet over. Reports that “measles cases are slowly decreasing” are inaccurate, Dr Aaron Oritaimae, Incident Controller of the Ministry of Health’s Emergency Operations Centre, said. “In fact, cases of measles are increasing and spreading throughout the provinces,” he…

Your new ice hub in town

SOLOMON Motors has introduced a revolutionary ice-cube processing facility for the country. This is good news for those planning to go out for a picnic, fishing trip, party or other outdoor leisure activities. Because of their location in the heart of Honiara, you don’t have to travel far to get your orders at Solomon Motor.…

Tina hydro tender out again

THE government again issued an invitation for pre-qualification to develop the 20-MW Tina River hydroelectric project on a build-own-operate-transfer basis. Pre-qualification documents may be obtained until September 27, with responses due October 31. The government previously called for expressions of interest by July 31 and June 12 from firms to develop Tina River. It plans…