Tina sets to go

The national government on Monday announced the formal completion of a financing agreement for the Tina River Hydropower Development Project, which will see the country move from virtual total reliance on imported diesel to majority renewable energy that will significantly cut power costs and emissions. The financing package for the project, worth over US$200 million, through…

More local nurses commissioned 

WHILST more local experienced nurses were recruited to work in Vanuatu this year, about 71 new registered nurses were commissioned as qualified health professionals in Honiara, Monday. This was after they attended  a Registration Ceremony and Commissioning program at the South Sea Evangelistic Church (SSEC), Central Honiara under the theme “Nurses: A voice to lead,…

Pyramid scheme warning

THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) is strongly advising the general public to avoid investing in a new pyramid scheme that is currently being promoted as “One Link Pacifica.” CBSI and the Solomon Islands Financial Intelligence Unit (SIFIU) issued the warning due to the nature and quick expansion of the scheme in the country.  …

POLICE HUNT ESCAPEES

Prisoners are dangerous, authorities warn By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN POLICE are hunting down three prisoners who escaped from the high security Rove Correctional Centre on Sunday evening. Frank Firimolea, Dilo Faiga and Willie Olo were believed to have climbed over the heavily-barbed wire security fence at the southern side towards the Honiara Botanical garden 6pm and…

Korean Ambassador meets PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has received a courtesy visit from the non- Resident Korean Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Kang Kym-gu recently at the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Both Prime Minister Sogavare and H.E Kym- gu acknowledged the strong and longstanding relationship shared between Korea and Solomon Islands, a statement from…