Gov’t urged to probe Airlines

FORUM Solomon Islands International (FSII) has called on the DCC Government to immediately launch an investigation into Solomon Airlines. The call came in light of last week’s sacking of Chief Pilot Captain Gibson Galo. Mr Galo was reported to have said no reasons were given for his sacking except a stated clause 23(b) of his…

New faces sign for the Force

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) progressed in its commitment to bringing positive changes through a successful induction of 40 young and enthusiastic police recruits into the organisation this week. A statement from the Police Media Unit said, this recruitment program is named the Sir Albert Palmer Recruit. The naming of a recruit program…

Prebble: Media promotes negative side of SOEs

NEGATIVE stories published by print media is one of the contributing factors to under-performance of State Owned Enterprises (SOE) in any country. That’s according to the Asian Development Bank representative and former Minister to SOE in New Zealand Richard Prebble stated. He was speaking during the SOE forum meeting organised by the Solomon Islands Government…

Auditorium to be upgraded

GOVERNMENT will upgrade the National Auditorium at Art Gallery at a cost of $60million and is expected to be much bigger. Art Gallery curator Brian Afia revealed this on Wednesday. The current National Art Gallery was built during the Pacific Arts Festival hosted by Solomon Islands in 2012. Mr Afia said the size of the…

West side roads undergo patching

REPAIR works to West Honiara roads have kicked off, a month after the cyclone Pam hit the country. Most of the roads in the city were affected during the heavy showers brought by Pam on March 13th 2015.      As a result most of the roads within the city were dotted with pot holes which affected…

LEAF project launched

A JAPANESE-based project which focused on sustainable society has launched a project called ‘Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation for children’ (LEAF) program on Wednesday. It’s a two years program to be implemented in Honiara. LEAF is an environmental focus group from Japan which was established in 1998 with the aim of contributing to the development…

Boosting the malaria battle-line

In a huge boost to the global fight against malaria, researchers have discovered how the malaria parasite protects itself by building resistance against the last-line in antimalarial medications, and how a new medical treatment can overcome the parasite’s defences. Published yesterday the new study reveals that the effectiveness of anti-malarial drugs known as artemisinins or…

Iumi laekem wata fo stap olowe!

YESTERDAY Wednesday 22nd April was World Water Day in the Solomon Islands. The theme this year is sustainability, or “Iumi laekem wata fo stap olowe.” Every week, a Solomon Islander dies as a result of poor access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities. Every day, the Solomon Islands’ Ministry of Health and Medical Services…