MID plans testing lab

PLANS are underway by the ministry of infrastructure development (MID) to improve the effectiveness of the existing MID materials testing laboratory. The plan was initiated since the early of this year. In a statement MID said the lab has always had a presence in MID projects and has played an important role in checking the…

Extra budget support

From aid donors and other sources Hou announces CARETAKER minister of finance has announced additional financial support that has become available to support the 2014 budget. This follows budget pressures due to the April floods and the suspension of production at the Gold Ridge Mine. Rick Hou last week said that the Government has received…

Lomlom inspection today

People of Reef Island, Temotu province will today witness a team from the ministry of civil aviationto conduct the final inspection at the Lomlom airport. Director of aviation George Satu is leading the delegation with a survey officer and officials from of Temotu provincial government to conduct the final inspections. They will leave 6am this…

Concern over illegal vendors

A Honiara resident is concern with the continuous selling of betel nut & cigarette in front of shops at the City centre, Point Cruz area. The resident said city council should conduct hourly patrols along the streets of Honiara to crack down on such illegal vendors. He said Chinese shop owners should not entertain or…

Local USP staff acknowledged

LOCAL staff working at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands campus have been acknowledged for their hard work and commitment in ensuring classes and lectures remain operational despite the April flash flood. Speaking at the USP’s annual graduation ceremony at the Maranatha conference centre, east Honiara on Friday Pro-Chancellor Ikbal Jannif said…