PM thanks Australia for supporting Tina hydro

  PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has thanked the Government and people of Australia for their support towards the Tina Hydro Project. Mr Hou acknowledged Australia’s support through its technical assistance in providing engineering, legal and environmental expertise with over AUD8 million expended on the preparation phase. He further expressed his gratitude to the Government of…

Be careful, croc may still be alive

THE crocodile believed to have taken the little boy at Singe Village in Northeast Guadalcanal may still be alive and out there somewhere. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley at his weekly conference on Thursday said there is risk the get-away crocodile is out there. “The crocodile we believed was wounded and shot at the time by the…

PM welcomes Australia’s labour scheme

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has welcomed Australia’s commitment to expand the Pacific labour mobility scheme. Mr Hou highlighted this during his state visit in Australia this week. The Prime Minister said Solomon Islands is looking to take a more strategic and long-term approach on labour mobility. “I have been discussing the concept of developing a…

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…