TOWER Insurance donates tank to school

TOWER Insurance Ltd had donated a 4,300 litre tank to King George VI high school in Honiara last week. The presentation of the tank was made to the principal of the school, Mr Samuel Fangata. The school is currently home to the displaced flood victims who have taken refuge at the school in this tragic…

Chamber members join force to deliver water

MEMBERS of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce (SICCI) have joined force to deliver clean filtered water to affected communities and evacuation centres in Honiara. Solomon Breweries Limited (Solbrew) General Manager Andy Hewson confirmed that a group of SICCI’s members  have been assisting to deliver water. “Solbrew, Tongs, Solomon Tobacco and Silent World have conmmitted…

Accused pleads guilty to unlawful wounding

LAWYERS representing the man who hurled an ignited dynamite explosive at another man at Fox Wood, East Guadalcanal mitigated for him on Thursday. This was after Mariano Besa entered his guilty plea to the charge of unlawful wounding before Justice Francis Mwanesalua. He was initially charged with attempted murder but that has been reduced. This…

Bill seeks to increase royalty to landowners

LANDOWERS will receive increase royalty from mining companies operating on their land under amendments being made to the Mines and Minerals Act. The Mines and Minerals (Amendment) Bill 2014 is now before parliament. Minister for Mines and Minerals, Moses Garu, said the mining industry is an important integral part of development for inclusive economic growth…

TOWER Insurance donates 2nd water tank

TOWER Insurance following its first water tank donation to King George School recently had donated another water tank donation to Koloale community school in Honiara. The tank donation was to also assist the school cater to the clean water needs of the displaced flood victims being cared for at the school. The donation was timely…

White Demons, Aussies clean up clinic

MORE than 30 White River Demons AFL players and Australians gathered in White River on Wednesday morning in a community blitz organised by the SIAFL to clean up the White River Health Clinic. The clinic has been closed since the flash floods when more than half of the clinic’s medical supplies and pharmaceuticals were destroyed,…

AUS & NZ health personnel here to help

TEN New Zealand and two Australian health personnel will be operational in Honiara from today. The five doctors, four nurses, two logisticians, mission leader with support from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade arrived on Wednesday in Honiara and will start work today. The New Zealand led team will be in Honiara,…

Sogavare backs Jakarta mission

EAST Choiseul MP Manasseh Sogavare has supported government proposal to establish an embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. “This is a strategic move that should be welcomed,” Mr Sogavare said while speaking in parliament, Tuesday. He said in addition to furthering Solomon Islands economic interest, the move should facilitate active engagement with Jakarta on the issue of…

Tran dresses constituency flood victims

WEST Honiara Member of Parliament has made a second wave of assistance to flood victims of his constituency. This time, Namson Tran donated clothes and blankets. Constituency Development Officer (CDO) on behalf of the MP delivered 50 clothing bales through the White River Dorcas group. “This is the continuous support of the MP towards those…