Air Nuigini to re-open Honiara office

AIR Niugini’s sales office in Honiara, Solomon Islands, will be re-opened on Monday to look after interest of customers in the region, chief executive Simon Foo said. He said: “It is important to have an office to take care of Air Niugini customers because this will expand our market and further strengthen our presence in…

Our two legal seed dealers

ONLY two companies have been recommended by the ministry of agriculture and livestock (MALS) through quarantine division that have legal import permit licences to import vegetables seed into the country. They are Island Enterprise and Solfish company.  Quarantine chief officer Max Kolubalona in an interview yesterday confirmed that these two companies are the only recommended…

Quarantine confiscates seeds

Officers from the quarantine department within the ministry of agriculture and livestock have confiscated seeds from a number of shops in Honiara which have been sold without any approve permit license. Chief quarantine officer Max Kolubalona said during an inspection shops located at China Town, Kukum and Ranadi east of Honiara have been found to…

Ngasini wharf construction starts

Work has begun to upgrade and rehabilitate Ngasini Wharf on Vangunu Island in Western Province. The wharf is one of four wharves and a landing ramp to be improved under the second phase of the Domestic Maritime Support Project, which is financed by the Solomon Islands Government, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Australian Government,…

Westpac’s 17th In-store Banking in Yandina

Communities in and around Banika ward, Yandina, Central  province can now access secure, convenient, effective, efficient, banking services, through Westpac’s new In-store Banking outlet which opened last Thursday at the Te-mite store. In thanking Westpac for the partnership, owner of Te-mite store, Mr Gregory Riahi conveyed to the gathering of civil servants, school teachers and…

Alota’a school acknowledges tools

ALOTA’A community high school near Auki has acknowledged Australia and New Zealand Government for the provision of the agricultural tools equipment which was supplied to the school. School principal Andrew Eteri and agriculture teacher Freda Ruka were pleased with the materials. Ms Ruka said the school is one of the community high schools in Auki…

Lomlom airstrip inspections delayed

Inspection of the Lomlom airstrip on Reef Islands, Temotu province has been further delayed. Thats according to director of aviation George Satu yesterday. Mr Satu said final team to inspect the runway should leave this coming Saturday but since he is traveling overseas next week for a meeting the inspection is being further delayed. “I…