Police at Gizo arrest armed men

POLICE at Noro have arrested six male suspects following an armed robbery at one of the logging camps at North New Georgia, Western Province, Thursday. Police alleged the suspects from Kolombangara and Mase village who were armed with knives and axes, entered the logging camp and demanded money and threatened workers. When their demand wasn’t…

Afio records 8 measles cases

AFIO clinic in south Malaita says it had recorded eight cases of measles so far. Registered nurse Angelic Herowai said most of the cases were children. The latest case was that of a man in his 30s. The news came as the Ministry of Health denied reports that measles cases are slowly decreasing. Instead, the…

Measles cases rise dramatically

A DRAMATIC rise in cases of measles reminds the community that the fight against measles is not yet over. Reports that “measles cases are slowly decreasing” are inaccurate, Dr Aaron Oritaimae, Incident Controller of the Ministry of Health’s Emergency Operations Centre, said. “In fact, cases of measles are increasing and spreading throughout the provinces,” he…

Your new ice hub in town

SOLOMON Motors has introduced a revolutionary ice-cube processing facility for the country. This is good news for those planning to go out for a picnic, fishing trip, party or other outdoor leisure activities. Because of their location in the heart of Honiara, you don’t have to travel far to get your orders at Solomon Motor.…

Chamber launches redesigned website

SOLOMON Islands Chamber of Commerce (SICCI) last Friday launched its redesigned website after much input into the restructuring of the organisation. The redesigning sees a stronger promotion, responsiveness to any application on mobile or tablet and integration of social network to name a few. SICCI board chairman Tony Koraua said the achievement is another milestone…

Tina hydro tender out again

THE government again issued an invitation for pre-qualification to develop the 20-MW Tina River hydroelectric project on a build-own-operate-transfer basis. Pre-qualification documents may be obtained until September 27, with responses due October 31. The government previously called for expressions of interest by July 31 and June 12 from firms to develop Tina River. It plans…

Workers head out to NZ

AS the orchards of New Zealand become ready for harvesting more and more of our local workers are now heading overseas to join hundreds of other Pacific Islanders in harvesting fruits from various farms and orchards. Fifteen seasonal workers recruited  under the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE)  bound for the shores of the New…

Enjoying the wisdom of Solomon

A TRADE delegation from the Solomon Islands visited Australia recently, keen to promote their country as a top destination in the Pacific. The group met with various cruise companies in both Sydney and Brisbane to discuss opportunities to bring passengers to explore the islands next year with plans to redevelop and modernise Honiara wharf. Traveltalk…