MP fund to purchase new nebulizer

West Honiara MP positively responds to an appeal of Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) to purchase new nebulizers for the National Referral Hospital which was stolen last week. Honorable Namson Tran responded by providing fund of SBD$10,000 which will cater for three nebulizers to save the lives of people with asthmatic problem. The fund was…

DPM opens 8th Premiers conference

THE 8th Premiers Conference was officially opened yesterday by the Deputy Prime Minister (PM) and acting PM Douglas Ete, at the Ginger beach, North West Guadalcanal. Hundreds of people gathered for the program with guests including government officials. With the theme “Community Participation in Local Economic Development” the Premiers are all set to take part…

Unbelievable, but it’s possible

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) yesterday announced making a $41 million profit in the last eight months under the leadership of Singaporean Colin Yow. At the same time, the authority paid out $10 million in dividends for the first time to the government. This turn-around of SIPA’s financial position sounds almost like a miracle. But…

Siro school gets help

HALE School from Australia has stepped in to assist Siro community high school with lightings and computer appliances over the weekend. The handing over of the equipment was done at Siro school ground, in Ngella Central province. “Thank you for the gifts Hale school,” the school’s principal James Irarawauri said. “These gifts will surely help…

Low supply affects processing

Suva (Fiji Times) – THE Pacific Fishing Company Ltd (PAFCO) says the main reason it is unable to increase the amount of fish it processes is because of a lack of raw materials. The company processes about 20,000 tonnes per year and employs 1000 workers but says it is willing and able to increase that…

Y-Sato Marine mechanics undergo training

Y.Sato Marine recently sent to of their mechanics to Brisbane to attend the Yamaha Training Academy. Stanley Palumala & Silas Mani both attended and passed the Yamaha Basic Outboard Motor Training while Stanley went on to complete & pass the Bronze OM module. The training was conducted at the Yamaha facility in Brisbane. Y.Sato Marine…

World Bank provides grant for renewable energy

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Twenty Pacific Island countries and territories will soon have access to significantly stronger data about renewable energy options through the Sustainable Energy Industry Development Project. The project will also help the countries manage and integrate various renewable energy sources into existing power systems. Pacific Island countries have some of the world’s highest electricity prices,…

Education Act under review

THE final round of consultation for the new Education Bill should be done by the end of October this year says the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development under secretary, James Bosamata. Mr Bosamata said the Ministry is currently engaging in consultations with its stakeholders to revise the current Education Act that was described…

Fire sends shock waves through Chinatown

A mysterious fire that razed down the Vuvula Poultry building in Chinatown yesterday sent shock waves through the popular shopping district. Fire fighters arrived when the building was already covered in smoke and were incapable of putting it off. Business owners in nearby buildings were on their feet as flames engulfed the Vuvula building. “It…