Concern over delay in salary processing

THE delay in processing of salaries through accounts by one of the commercial banks in the country has not gone down well with some of its customers. ANZ customers in recent weeks have claimed a delay in the processing of their salaries through their bank accounts which resulted in some of them receiving their salary…

Lomlom inspection this Sunday

Director of aviation says the final inspection for the Lomlom runway will be done Sunday next week. George Satu in an interview on Thursday said the final inspection of Lomlom will be conducted on Sunday followed by an official opening. “I do know that parliament will dissolve next week but this does not stop me…

Contractors urged to engage RTC students

LOCAL building contractors’ have been urged to engage Rural Training Centre (RTC) students as part of developing the trade industry. This was highlighted by Ben Henry, a long time experienced construction administrator during an interview with this paper this week. He said most students come from various RTC in the country having difficulty seeking part…

Taiwanese accused out of country

THE Taiwanese who allegedly intimidated a Malaysian over the issue of tubi logs is currently out of the country. His case was mentioned in the Honiara Magistrate Court this week but Mai Yung Fu, 65, was not present. The court was informed Fu is out of the country to attend his son’s wedding and is…

Fugui: Agriculture must up its budget

MEMBER of Parliament for Central Honiara, John Moffat Fugui on Wednesday highlighted the need for the Ministry of Agriculture to enlarge its budget with the emphasis of assisting agriculture students with their practical assessments. Mr Fugui said this during the question and answers session in Parliament. He said that it is a need that the…

Measles vaccination sites opened

THE eight vaccination sites for the measles campaign swung into action yesterday. The centres opened up to allow for the public, especially young children and adults around 30 years old, to get vaccinated to prevent them from measles attack. The sites will open up from Monday to Friday over the next 20 days. During weekends…

Japan hands over water project

JAPAN on Wednesday handed over the $150 million water supply improvement project for Honiara and Auki to Solomon Water. Japanese ambassador to Solomon Islands Kenichi Kimiya said the completion of the project was a “marvellous achievement”. Mr Kimiya appealed to Solomon Water, the government, and people to maintain the facilities in a proper way. The…

Austin: Water theft is a huge problem

ABOUT 60 per cent of water supply Solomon Water generates is lost through theft and leakage. General Manager Richard Austin revealed this on Wednesday when Solomon Water formally received the $150 million water supply improvement project for Honiara and Auki, from the Japanese Government. Mr Austin said people steal water through illegal connections. “There seems…

Workers finally paid

More than a hundred of direct employees of Malaita provincial government whose salaries have been delayed for almost a week finally received their pay this week. Reports reaching the paper said some of the employees received their pay on Tuesday afternoon. The remaining employees were expected to get their salary through their accounts yesterday afternoon.…