In the News this week

Maneka launches campaign in North Guadalcanal Intending candidate for North Guadalcanal Samson Maneka launched his campaign strategy on Monday at Pitukole, North Guadalcanal. Mr Maneka outlined his campaign platform to the crowd who turned up. “My aim is to focus on infrastructure, quality health services, empowering of families, agriculture, recognizing people with special need and…

Plans for a smoke-free society

Ministry of Health and Medical Service wants to see a smoke free society in Solomon Islands. This came after high number of population, especially youths and women have engaged in smoking, which can caused heart attack, stroke and cancer. Others are exposed to second hand smoking, which they inhale it from someone’s smoke. Acting Permanent…

Lucas Mill donates to support training

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Forestry students and resource owners now have the opportunity of learning timber milling practically, using a sawmill. This follows the availing of a M6-14 Lucas Portable swing blade mill, to the Ministry of Forestry’s Lunga warehouse for practical trainings. Australian company, Lucas Mill Pty and Farmset Ltd donated portable…

Prosecution talks at schools

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has embarked on a programme of delivering public awareness within the framework of corporate goal of “Prosecution for Stretim Pipol Lo Ples”. It was designed to inform the general public about the role of the ODPP, certain critical issues affecting the nation and the implication of…

Youths for clean election

Last month’s youth market theme allowed young people to focus on how they incorporate peace buildinginto their skills and talents. The popular youth market will have a new theme for October as election fever is on the rise. Through this coming market, youths will be given a venue to learn about elections and to express…

Poor road conditions affect transport owners

BAD road condition at the eighteen (18) kilometer road between Auki to Talakali in Central Kwara’ae, Malaita province has affected transport owners and market vendors. A public transport operator in Rade community said the current bad road conditions currently experience has made it difficult for transport owners to provide reliable transport service to the traveling…

Airbus back in service

Solomon Airlines Airbus A320 is now back in service after being temporarily grounded last Wednesday. This happened after engineers detected a hydraulic leak on the aircraft soon after its arrival into Honiara from Brisbane. General Manager of Operations & Commercial, Gus Kraus said in keeping with standard safety procedure, the airline’s engineering team had immediately…