WATER CRISIS FORUM

CURRENT water shortages in the city will be the subject of discussions at a meeting scheduled to take place tomorrow in Honiara. Solomon Water is organising the “stakeholder briefing” to talk about the problems at the Kongulai Water Source. The source supplies water to about 60 per cent of the city. Logging and saw-milling upstream…

CDF needs proper coordination

THE controversial Constituency Development Fund (CDF) needs proper coordination to deliver needed services to rural communities in Solomon Islands, according to Tony Hiriasia, a PhD research candidate at the University of the South Pacific (USP). Hiriasia was part of the Solomon Islands 41st Independence Anniversary Symposium held at USP in Suva, Fiji on Friday July…

New textbooks for provincial schools

  VARIOUS schools in east Guadalcanal have received their share of new donated textbooks by the Australia and New Zealand governments last week. The textbook assistance which is currently underway in Guadalcanal will reach other schools in the provinces, thanks to the Australia Aid and New Zealand Foreign Affairs &Trade department. Ministry of Education &…

BRC registration underway in Gizo

THE Bougainville Referendum Commission (BRC) has opened registrations in Gizo for Bougainvilleans living in the Western province. The registration commenced yesterday till Saturday the 13th of July at the Women’s Centre in Gizo.  In the early 2000’s both the Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Bougainville Government signed a peace agreement that had within it a…

POB celebrates 5th anniversary  

THE Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) on Thursday morning had a simple but participative event to share and celebrate its 5th Anniversary with its customers both at their head office at Hyundai Mall and Panatina branch. Speaking to the paper POB Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kumar Wickramarachchi said during those events, they have shared their sentiments with…

Candidates warned, one more week

The Solomon Islands Electoral Office (SIEO) is yet to receive statement of accounts from a number of candidates contesting the recent National General Election. SIEO therefore in a statement yesterday warned those who have contested the Election but have not filed their statement of accounts to do so before July 20th. SIEO said it is…

GOV’T URGED TO CLEAN UP ‘MESS’

Wale hits out at mining industry   GOVERNMENT must clean up the “mess” in the mining industry, Opposition leader Mathew Wale says. This is important to avoid undue manipulation by Chinese mining companies, he added. Wale’s call came in light of the controversial Bintan mining company’s continued bauxite operation on Rennell island. He said Bintan…