SINU students engaged with local farms

MINISTER for Agriculture, David Tome has highlighted that students of Solomon Islands National University (SINU) are currently engaging with various local cocoa and coconut farms as part of their practical assessments. Agriculture Minister Tome highlighted this when responding to a question posed by Opposition Leader, Dr Derek Sikua, if students were engaged with farms in…

New bus service offers cheap fare

 A new bus service aimed at addressing the short bus route in Honiara will start serving the city this Sunday. Two new jumbo buses will service two routes in the city which will see adult and children paying $5.00 and $3.00 respectively for four trips in a day. The buses can carry around 55 passengers…

‘Push hard to enjoy trade’

The region has been urged to push hard to engage and enjoy the benefits of trade through PACER Plus (Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations)if this deal comes into effect. The encouragement was made last week by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) resident representative for pacific island countries Yongzheng Yang at the end of a…

Japan hands over water project

JAPAN on Wednesday handed over the $150 million water supply improvement project for Honiara and Auki to Solomon Water. The project provided: Four borefields: Tasahe, Titinge, Skyline and Borderline – each fed by 4 boreholes. Four high lift pumping stations Six treated water storage reservoirs (at Tasahe, Titinge, Skyline, Borderline, Panatina and West Kola’a) A…

Sogavare on RAMSI

FORMER Prime Minister and MP for North East Choiseul, Manasseh Sogavare says a vast majority of Solomon Islanders do not have a clue what the roles of RAMSI are since the mission’s arrival in 2003. Mr Sogavare highlighted this in Parliament on Wedneday during the opening of the debate on an Independent Report on RAMSI.…