Look after your bridge

MBOKONA and Mbumburu communities in Central Honiara are being urged to be good custodian of their newly fixed wooden bridge. Acting Honiara City Council (HCC) Lord Mayor and councillor for that particular ward Eddie Ngava highlighted this when handing over the bridge on Monday afternoon. The wooden bridge was old and residents in the two…

US offers disaster assistance to SI, Vanuatu

In the wake of the destruction resulting from Cyclone Pam, the United States Government has awarded $400,000 in disaster assistance in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. This funding has been given to international programs and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are providing on-the-ground disaster assistance in these two cyclone-affected countries. In Solomon Islands, the U.S. Government awarded…

Local dishes promoted at expo

THE Women’s Innovation Expo (WIE) has discouraged the sale of fried food, junk food and rice while encouraging traditional dishes. This was one of the main highlight at the expo throughout this week. President of Honiara Council of Women (HCW) Martha Alacky said, this was to encourage women to revitalise the traditional local dishes from…

Sick patients commend PM

Admitted sick patients at Kilu’ufi Hospital, Malaita Province have commended the Prime Minster and his delegation for visiting the hospital last week. Mr Sogovare was in Auki for the launching of the provincial government’s policy document and took time after the even to visit the hospital. During the visit he was accompanied by the Minister…

Talks to close market

A MOVE to permanently close down the Fishing Village in East Honiara and relocate it will be at the centre of discussion today. As part of the seeking solutions to the market Honiara City Council and a delegation from Fishing village will meet today to discuss the relocation of the market. An appointed Council member…

Call to address traffic jam

TRANSPORT owners around Honiara are calling on the government through the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) to address the traffic jam issue that continues to irk commuters. Taxi driver Samson Ofalanga who claimed to be speaking on behalf of drivers and commuters yesterday said, the problem is becoming a real problem and must be addressed.…