PS explains capacity of Munda airport

MUNDA International airport in the Western Province can host large aircrafts carrying a capacity of 100 passengers when complete. Ministry of Communication and Aviation permanent secretary, Francis Lomo revealed this after handing over $1.2 million to Voramali landowners in Honiara on Tuesday. The goodwill payment was to allow the New Zealand contractor to commence phase…

PM meets potential Chinese investor

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Wednesday met the general manager of a Papua New Guinea-based Chinese company interested in investing in Solomon Islands. Mr Ma Jianhua, General Manager of China Habour Company (PNG) Limited, enlightened the Prime Minister about his company which he said is a state-owned enterprise specialised in survey and design, marine engineering…

Cruise boat expected today

HONIARA streets will today busy again with visitors as MV Caledonian Sky makes it to shore. Caledonian Sky comes from the United Kingdom and carries another good number of tourists according to Destination Solo Travel and Tours managing director Wilson Maelaua. Mr Maelaua said the boat will land at around 8am, the second to arrive…

SPTO appoints new marketing officer

SPTO – The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has announced the appointment of Makelesi Muloilagi as its new Marketing Officer. SPTO Chief Executive Ilisoni Vuidreketi said Muloilagi’s inclusion was timely as the marketing division gears up for another year of competitive destination promotion and marketing in 2015for its 16 member countries. “A strong and vibrant…

Tawatana farewells volunteers

Members of the Tawatana community and two Australian volunteers fought back tears as they said goodbye in Tawatana on Makira Island. Tawatana on the North West coast of Makira Island has been home to two volunteers from the Australian Volunteers for International Development program (AVID) program for the past 7 months. The volunteers have been…

Islanders want clinic re-opened

LUANIUA community in the Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) urgently needs a clinic. And residents on this isolated island urged the government to build them the facility. Their call came after the community’s only clinic had run-down more than 20 years ago and was no longer able to serve the people. Spokesman and a former Malaita…