New terminal for Munda International Airport

China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has won the publicly advertised bid for the Design and Building of Munda International Airport Terminal Building in the Western Province. These terminal building works will significantly contribute to the government aspirations to improve and upgrade airport infrastructure as stated in the DCGA Policy 5.2.1.4 a) and e). This…

MAELANGA: “I HAVE NO BUSINESS WITH MALAITA PS”

The Deputy Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for East Malaita, Honourable Manasseh Maelanga clarified that he has no power to determine the appointment or the removal of the Provincial Secretary (PS) of Malaita Provincial Government. Maelanga made the clarification following a media report claiming he has revealed information about the impending sacking of PS…

‘Helpful Holidays’ local tourism campaign receives Australian boost

The Australian Government initiative, Strongim Bisnis, is boosting the success of Solomon Airlines’ ‘Helpful Holidays’ domestic tourism initiative. Strongim Bisnis is providing marketing support and helping tourism operators improve their business practices for a domestic traveller market.  The ‘Helpful Holidays’ domestic tourism campaign offers people in Solomon Islands the opportunity to holiday in the provinces…

RSIPF farewells retiring officers

The Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) has farewelled 17 officers who have retired from the Force during a ceremony held at Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara on 16 December 2020. The 17 officers include two female and 15 male officers. Seven of the retired officers were serving in the provinces and 10 serving in…

$40M GRANT DEAL

Solomon Islands Government (SIG) last week signed a US$5 million (SBD$40m) contingent disaster financing grant under the third phase of the Pacific Disaster Resilience Program.   The grant agreement was signed on Friday, 11th December between the Minister of Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma and an Asian Development Bank (ADB) representative in Honiara.  A statement from…

COVID-19 test results soon

THE first test results for our citizens arriving from Manila and Port Moresby on Saturday will be announced soon. This was confirmed by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare during his nationwide address early this week. Sogavare said the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has prioritised the first tests for those that arrived on Saturday…