Shooting suspect seeks bail

The man who was charged for the Mbike island resort shooting is seeking bail in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. His lawyer Maelyn Bird of Bird & Hiele Legal Service will be making the application for the bail this Friday. Jim Aita is facing charges of threatening with firearm, discharging firearm in public and arson. Police…

Financial survey set to start

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in partnership with the Pacific Financial Inclusion Program (PFIP) will commence a ten weeks Financial Inclusion National Demand Side Survey (DSS) from 2nd February till 15th April 2015. A statement from Central Bank said, the main purpose of the Survey is to help Government, the Central Bank and…

SIEA commissions new cable

Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) has recently commissioned its 33KV cable from Lungga to Ranadi, removing a constraint in the system in East Honiara. A statement from SIEA’s Chief Executive Officer Solomon Island Pradip Verma said, SIEA had also installed four new 2.5 Mega Watt generators at Lunga and the two new transformers at Honiara…

Moves to power up ministries with solar

The Motech Industries Incorporation of Taiwan has offered to provide solar power to government ministries at the cost of SBD$3.5 million. The company’s Accountant Manager for Asia Pacific Sales Department, Mr Sam Min met with Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare yesterday afternoon about the offer. Mr Min said he came up with the initiative after…

Malaita’s priority areas

Malaita’s Agriculture and Fisheries oriented policy is set on priority areas to get rid of the province’s current money strapped status. Premier Hon. Peter Ramohia told this paper yesterday that their framework policy being finalized prioritizes key areas needed to be addressed at this stage. “We tuned the policy to focus on developing the most…

USPSI expect to enrolmore

THE University of the South Pacific, Solomon Islands (USPSI) campus in Honiara is expecting to enrol 4500 students for thefirst semester this year. This means it’s a huge increase from previous years intake. USPSI campus administrative co-ordinator Layson Leve revealed yesterday that they are expecting an increase of enrolment around 4500 this firstsemester. “This increase…

A bridge linking two islands in Simbo

ONE of Simbo’s pride is the recently upgraded bridge connecting the two main islands of Ngarovo and Nusa Simbo. The bridge was constructed over a six months period and was completed in early 2013. Its one of the projects under the tsunami recovery project made possible through the partnership of the Western Provincial Government, National…

Enjoying the benefit of a mobile service

SIMBO is one of the small islands in the Western Province that has been enjoying the benefits of a mobile service. The island was connected to the breeze network some years ago following the April 2007 earthquake and tsunami that struck the province. The natural disaster has claimed several lives and damaged many homes. The…

Ramohia assures APSD

THE Malaita premier Peter Chanel Ramohia has assured the Asia Pacific Sustainable Development (APSD) center that his government will support them where necessary. Speaking during the induction program on Monday, Mr Ramohia said, that his government will support such institution when it is necessary. “This is a very important technical school and we will find…

APSD introduces six additional courses

THE Asia Pacific Sustainable Development Rural Training Center (APSD) in Fiu central Kwara’ae Malaita province yesterday opened its door for enrollment. The Japanese funded training centre started way back in 2001 with one specific course agriculture and this year has opened again with another six courses more. The six additional courses are; life skills, carpentry,…