School holds science fair competition

BURNS Creek Adventist Primary School (BAPS) on Wednesday staged its first ever annual science fair competition. The competition, which eventuated after a lot of consultation and planning, saw a total of 466 participants from early childhood education (ECE) to grade six compete for the three top prizes. Students were required to design, create and demonstrate…

Youth Market to promotes peace

THIS month’s Youth Market encourages young people to be peacemakers under the theme Peaceful Youth, Happy Isles. “Young people are powerful instruments of peace; when we let them explore peace in their own way we are giving them confidence to become peaceful citizens and to inspire other youths to build peace in their communities,” Youth…

New rest house unveiled in North Vella

A new community rest house was unveiled at Irigila village,North Vela La Vela in the Western province, Monday this week.  The rest-house was the initiative of Irigila community which had begun its construction May this year. The assistance came from Member of Parliament (MP) for North Vella La Vella, Hon. Milner Tozaka. The rest-house featured…

‘Spread positive things about SI in social media’

Foreigners residing and working in various organisation and companies in Solomon Islands have been reminded to help Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) relay positive things about Solomon Islands abroad instead of something negative. Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) marketing manager, Freda Unusi, highlighted this during the 2014 Our Telekom national tourism forum (NTF) held at…

SINU students engaged with local farms

MINISTER for Agriculture, David Tome has highlighted that students of Solomon Islands National University (SINU) are currently engaging with various local cocoa and coconut farms as part of their practical assessments. Agriculture Minister Tome highlighted this when responding to a question posed by Opposition Leader, Dr Derek Sikua, if students were engaged with farms in…

New bus service offers cheap fare

 A new bus service aimed at addressing the short bus route in Honiara will start serving the city this Sunday. Two new jumbo buses will service two routes in the city which will see adult and children paying $5.00 and $3.00 respectively for four trips in a day. The buses can carry around 55 passengers…

‘Push hard to enjoy trade’

The region has been urged to push hard to engage and enjoy the benefits of trade through PACER Plus (Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations)if this deal comes into effect. The encouragement was made last week by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) resident representative for pacific island countries Yongzheng Yang at the end of a…

Partnership on sustainable energy highlighted at forum

SPC: Sustainable Energy is one of the six multi-stakeholder Partnership Dialogues being held during this week’s Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa. Central to the Sustainable Energy debate is use of renewable energy technologies to reduce SIDS reliance on fossil fuels, with their high cost and damaging environmental impacts. “Lack…

Solomon Water emerges from the dark days, says general manager

SOLOMON Water is emerging from its dark days, cleared its huge debts, and now operating profitably. General Manager Richard Austin revealed this on Wednesday when Solomon Water took delivery of the $150 million water supply improvement project for Honiara and Auki, from the Japanese Government. Mr Austin said the organisation’s current financial situation is stable…