Japanese volunteers arrive

First batch of Japanese volunteers are in the country to kick off their program in the country. They will be working in various sectors including our health and education sector. Yesterday after three Japanese who have arrived shared their experiences after a week of stay in Honiara. The three volunteers are 27 years old male…

Bomb, metal checks before highway construction

IN preparation for the upgrading of the new highway between Honiara city council and Kukum, an operation to detect old world war bombs and metals kicked off on Wednesday. The operation was conducted beside the old Mataniko bridge and along the river banks by a group of contractors under the supervision of Japanese officers. The…

CIP teams on disaster assessment mission

Initial damage assessment teams have headed for various disaster-struck locations around the Central Islands this week. This is to assess and verify information about bad weather damage caused by tropical cyclone Raquel. The Provincial Disaster Committee (PDC) for Central Islands Province (CIP) gave the go ahead for the mission and finalised movement plans early this…

Group amazes crowd at WARA opening

PAELONGE Bamboo band has stunned over hundreds of people that attended the official opening of the Rokotanikeni 16th meeting at the KG Sixth school hall on Tuesday. It was rumored after their short sneak peak show by many as ‘bringing a taste of Gizo town to Honiara’. They rocked the hall with their usual melodic…

Maneka strengthens relationship with communities

FORMER Minister for Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification and Member of Parliament (MP) for North Guadalcanal Constituency has strengthened his relationship with the Baravule Community in North Guadalcanal yesterday. A moving ceremony was held between the Baravule Church Community and MP Samson Maneka. Exchange of chupu and words of encouragement from each community leaders, church…

Tender for Auki tar-sealing in progress

DETERIORATING roads in Auki, Malaita Province will soon be repaired again. Vehicle owners have been calling for road repair within Auki Township. Malaita premier Peter Ramohia said the process to put out tender is in progress. “We still have no contractor identified but as soon as that is done, the contractor will start the job.”…

SIPTCC trains more literacy trainers

A NON-Government organisation, Solomon Islands Peace and Traumatic Counselling Centre (SIPTCC) is organising its second literacy training. A weeklong training of trainers is in progress at the Development Services Exchange (DSE) centre, China Town. The training which started on Monday and ends tomorrow, aims to equip more people to carry out literacy trainings in communities.…

Regional eye clinic ready to open doors

THE newly built eye centre at the National Referral Hospital compound is set to open on 22 July, providing free eye care to all Solomon Islanders. Collaboration between the governments of Solomon Islands and New Zealand, with eye care charity The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, the centre will have a significant impact on avoidable blindness…

Former minister launch training foundation

The former Minister of Foreign Affairs Clay Forau Soalaoi has launched the Solomon Islands National Development Foundation (SIDF) at a dinner organised by the National Transformation Party of Solomon Islands held (NTPSI) at Kingdom Harvest Ministry. Speaking at the launching last Saturday, the President of SIDF Forau highlighted the importance why NTPSI introduced such foundation.…