Police: watch with caution

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) cautions road users including pedestrians and vehicle drivers in Honiara to think about their safety while they watch the FIFA World Cup matches on large screens erected along some parts of the capital’s main road. “We appreciate the community service that some businesses are providing by making the…

WHO pledges support here

WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) will continue to work closely with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) to strengthen all aspects of the health systems. That’s according to WHO rep Dr Anupama Hazarika. She was speaking during the World Blood Donor day celebration in Honiara on Thursday. “I want to say that blood service…

New dawn for Tumurora School

AFTER 28 years, a new day has dawned on Tumurora Primary School in North Guadalcanal yesterday when it took delivery of its first ever proper toilets. The project was funded by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KIOCA) through its volunteer program. “This is a new dawn for the school to have these proper toilets after 28…

Tumurora takes delivery of new toilet facility

THE Tumurora primary school in North Guadalcanal on Friday has taken delivery of the new toilet facility worth $210,000 funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). The sanitation facilities that we handed over today were the result of a small-scale project of our KOICA volunteer,” the program coordinator Mr. Jong Yong Park said. The…

NEW AIRPORT TERMINAL

Japan unveils plan By ANDREW FANASIA JAPAN will construct a new international departure terminal building for the country. The existing one will be upgraded to cater for both domestic and international arrivals. Japan unveiled the plan yesterday in Honiara during the signing of the Grant Agreement for the improvement of the Honiara International Airport project.…

Ratu retires after 33 years in RSIPF

ONE of the longest serving and highest ranking women in the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force is retiring today, after more than 33 years in the force. Assistance Police Commissioner Gwen Ratu, 57, who joined the police force back in October 1984 will be formally retired on Friday. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley said it is…

Choral fest is back to rock

The annual Solomon Islands Schools Choral Festival is back.  Organisers of the Choral Festival are happy to announce the plans for the upcoming choral festival, scheduled for the 3rd to the 5th of July. The Choral Festival rehearsals begin on Monday 18/06/18 at 2-4pm, Chung-Wah School Hall, the organisers said. Rehearsals will continue at the…

RSIPF thank Australian gov’t

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has thanked the Government of Australia for the continuing assistance under the Australian Defence Cooperation Program to the maintenance of security in Solomon Islands. RSIPF Commissioner, Matthew Varley expressed the sentiments when he and members of his Executive met with the Australian Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne…

Blood donation increase this year

BLOOD donations this year has increased by 20 percent compared to the previous years. That’s according the Director of the Medical Laboratory at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) Alfred Dofai. “The projection this year looks bright with the first quarter registering 1,170 total blood donations which could mean we should achieve 4,680 donors at the…

Kwarea CHS to host cultural day

Kwarea community high school (CHS) in West Kwara’ae, Malaita province is gearing up to host its annual school cultural day next week. This will be the forth year in a row that the school will be hosting its annual school cultural day highlighting difference cultural background that the school pupils adopted in their homes. The…