SIRC opens kaikai house

Solomon Island Red Cross [SIRC] officially opens its kaikai house yesterday. The kaikai house is being funded by European Union. Mr Nicolas Boyrie head of Delegation French Red Cross said this kaikai house is to generate income to help SIRC in providing services. “This kaikai house was mainly to generate income and sustain those who…

No complaints receives from new tower

Our Telekom office in Auki is yet to receive complaints concerning coverage of the new 13 towers. The company’s public relation officer Lawrence Nodua said this is another good sign for the company when it comes to problems that usually affects the 11 towers that were installed some years back around the province. He said…

Westpac employees dress for banking success

As the 2013 Solomon Islands Business Excellence Award;   Employer of Choice Award recipient, Westpac has lived up to its reputation by providing new uniforms to enhance its employees’ wardrobe this week. Westpac provides its team members with a range of uniform options on an annual basis at no cost; ensuring employees are smartly and professionally…

PM TO STAND BY RODGERS

PNG wants Solomons to withdraw candidate to Forum’s top job SOLOMON Islands will not withdraw Dr Jimmy Rodgers candidacy for the Pacific Islands Forum secretary general’s post, which will be decided today in Palau. The country’s delegation led by Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo is coming under intense pressure from Papua New Guinea to withdraw…

Air service still suspended

WHILE the Fijian Government has maintained its position on the airline dispute with the Solomon Islands, the head of the Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Islands (CAASI) says the issue stemmed from a request for a new slot for Fiji Airways to fly direct from Nadi to Honiara on Saturdays. CAASI director George Satu told…

Call for intervention on Airline saga

The impasse between Fiji and Solomon Islands governments can only be resolved through the intervention of the prime ministers of both countries, says Association of the South Pacific Airlines secretary-general George Faktaufon. He said the impasse should not be allowed to continue because “the travelling public was suffering through no fault of theirs”.  “I personally…

Work on new eye clinic begins

WORK on the proposed new eye care centre in Honiara has kicked off with the sealing off of what used to be the hospital’s parking area. Work on the area has seen much of the former parking lot sealed off and fenced with the erection of the new building’s foundation (ground work) commence. The facility…

Driver in ATM heist remanded

The driver of the car involved in the robbery of the ANZ automatic teller machine (ATM) at Kwaimani building over the weekend is now remanded in custody. Saverio Sulimae was the second suspect to be arrested this week and was remanded in custody yesterday. He was charged with one count of armed robbery. Security officer,…