Auki power distribution upgraded

Power outages in Auki will no longer be a problem after work on ‘distribution networks’ by Solomon Power was completed in Auki last week. Solomon Power Auki station master Joseph Keniore said, it is a sort of a blessing for the province as these projects does not come easily. The distribution network upgrade is primarily…

Govt commits to reliable, cheaper electricity

THE Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government is serious and committed in ensuring that reliable and cheaper electricity supply is delivered to the population of the country. This was highlighted by David Day Pacha, the Minister for the Ministry of Mines, Energy & Rural Electrification during the commissioning of the new Lungga power station, on…

Convicted Bougainvillians await sentencing

HONIARA magistrate’s court will deliver its sentence on the nine Bougainville men who have been convicted of illegally staying in the country without entry visas. A local man who harboured the nine men illegally in the Shortland Islands, Western Province will also be sentenced along with the nine next week. This was after the mitigating…

Docs deny TB outbreak

HEALTH authorities yesterday stepped in to deny reports of a tuberculosis (TB) outbreak at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara among health workers. Both Minister Dr Tautai Agikimua Kaitu’u and the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Steve Aumanu came out to dismiss the reports. “Only one medical staff had evidence of TB infection out of…

SI to observe anti-corruption day

The 2015 International Anti-Corruption Day will be marked in Honiara on the 9th of December. Hosted by Transparency Solomon Islands in partnership with the Government National Integrity Institutions, Solomon Islands Financial Intelligence Unit, Extractive Industries Transparency Institution (EITI) and Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) , the International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) on the 9th of December…

Marau Sound needs a proper market House

Local farmers and residents in Marau Sound, east Guadalcanal are in desperate need of a proper market house with facilities to sell their products. A local woman in the area said, without a market house, women are selling their products under the trees during market times every Thursdays. She felt this is very bad since…

World Vision lauds its volunteers on their day

Saturday 5th December was International Volunteers Day, when people all over the world celebrated what it means to be a volunteer. World Vision Solomon Islands (WVSI) joined other organisations in recognising the contribution that volunteers make. “Volunteers have been a great support to the World Vision team and the communities we work with,” says WVSI…

International volunteers day celebrated

International Volunteer Day is celebrated annually on the 5th of December. This year in the Solomon Islands, local and international volunteer sending agencies partner together with Development Services Organisation, other local volunteers police, and correctional service staff came together to clean the maternity and children’s ward at the National Referral Hospital (NRH), Honiara. The 2015…

PM challenged to open up

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has been accused of trying to suppress vital information of national interest by choosing the floor of Parliament to respond to allegations levelled against him. The Opposition Group made the accusation yesterday. “Whilst the Opposition welcomes and holds the Prime Minister to his word, what the Prime Minister intended to do…