Opposition shares condolence to Vanuatu

Following the devastation caused by tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu over the weekend, the Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition Group Jeremiah Manele has joined others to convey his condolences to the Government and people of Vanuatu. Mr Manele, in a letter to Vanuatu’s Prime Minister this week conveyed his sincere condolences on behalf of the…

Work on tallest building here further delayed

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Tooth-brushing awareness in schools

THE awareness program on tooth-brushing that was launched last month at Kukum Seventh Day Adventist School will be conducted at various schools in Honiara next week. The dental department within the Ministry of Health and Medical service in partnership with Colgate Palmolive Limited Fiji will be conducting the awareness in all primary schools around the…

Trade policy framework launched

THE country’s first trade policy framework has been officially launched in Honiara yesterday. The Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade Milner Tozaka launched it alongside the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Secretariat Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor. A statement from the Foreign Affairs and External Trade said, the framework lays out the main principles that…

Artists undergo training

FORTY-one percent of tourists that visit Honiara come to see culture and art in the country. This was revealed by Ministry of Tourism and Culture in a two-day workshop organised for local artists this week, at Art Gallery exhibition house. The workshop is part of Solomon Islands Artists Association (SIAA) 24th anniversary that is being…

Pam hits East Fataleka, East Kwara’ae

Three permanent houses in East Fataleka and one semi-permanent house in East Kwara’ae, Malaita Province have been reportedly destroyed and damaged by cyclone Pam last week. Heavy rain and strong wind over the weekend has been the cause. Speaking to the paper over the weekend, a village leader in East Malaita Thony Baraii said, villagers…

‘Men As Partners’ training staged

Officers from the health promotions department within the Kilu’ufi hospital have conducted a three days ‘MEN AS PARTNERS’ training for the males in Dukwasi parish this week in Central Kwara’ae, Malaita province. The two days training kicked off on Tuesday and will end today. The aim of the training is to deal mainly with the…

Terminal upgrade, new walkway coming

THE country’s domestic and international terminal will undergo a major facelift. This was revealed by the Aviation Permanent Secretary (PS) Francis Lomo this week. As part of the upgrading work, the arrival and departure lounge at the international terminal will see some changes. Another new development in the pipeline is see the construction of a…