Mataniko dental clinic opens

After months of waiting, the Mataniko dental clinic finally opens its doors to the general public yesterday. HCC Health Director, Harvest Miabule confirmed that the clinic is currently equipped with two chairs and dentists to cater for the demand of dental services while waiting for additional chairs. “The clinic is now open and is operating…

Cocoa seminar successfully held

A COCOA Veneer seminar was successfully held recently in Honiara. It was conducted by Gregory Nolan, Associate Professor from the University of Tasmania’s Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood and coordinated by the Ministry of Forestry & Research, Timol Timbers and Secretariat of Pacific Community (SPC). Held at the Ministry of Forestry leaf hut, this…

KGA team to Dai Island

A team from the Kastom Gaden Association (KGA) based in Honiara will visit Dai Island, Malaita province this weekend. The three member team will be led by KGA centre supervisor SeverinoLausaoto train farmers and villagers on organic farming, basket and back yard gardening techniques, pest and disease controlling methods and information concerning KGA programs and…

Gov’t urged to probe Airlines

FORUM Solomon Islands International (FSII) has called on the DCC Government to immediately launch an investigation into Solomon Airlines. The call came in light of last week’s sacking of Chief Pilot Captain Gibson Galo. Mr Galo was reported to have said no reasons were given for his sacking except a stated clause 23(b) of his…

New faces sign for the Force

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) progressed in its commitment to bringing positive changes through a successful induction of 40 young and enthusiastic police recruits into the organisation this week. A statement from the Police Media Unit said, this recruitment program is named the Sir Albert Palmer Recruit. The naming of a recruit program…

Prebble: Media promotes negative side of SOEs

NEGATIVE stories published by print media is one of the contributing factors to under-performance of State Owned Enterprises (SOE) in any country. That’s according to the Asian Development Bank representative and former Minister to SOE in New Zealand Richard Prebble stated. He was speaking during the SOE forum meeting organised by the Solomon Islands Government…

Respect our visitors says Mayor

HONIARA City Council (HCC) Lord Mayor is appealing to the general public in the city to respect and give their best smiles to the  tourists that will arrive in Honiara tomorrow morning. Alfred Fatai highlighted this during the launching of LEAF 2 years program at National Art Gallery yesterday. “About 2000 Australian tourists will grace…

Auditorium to be upgraded

GOVERNMENT will upgrade the National Auditorium at Art Gallery at a cost of $60million and is expected to be much bigger. Art Gallery curator Brian Afia revealed this on Wednesday. The current National Art Gallery was built during the Pacific Arts Festival hosted by Solomon Islands in 2012. Mr Afia said the size of the…