Library project for city schools

TWENTY (20) schools in Honiara City will be benefiting from a library project that is currently underway in the capital. This was emphasized by the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD), James Bosamata in his remarks to officially handover the Vura School library last Friday. The project is being…

Govt to buy land for Auki urban expansion programme

A delegation from the Ministry of Lands led by the Minister Andrew Maneporaa visited Auki last week to negotiate with landowners to buy land for town expansion. Permanent Secretary Stanley Wale last night said, the urban expansion program will result in the purchase of land for commercial, industrial and residential development. He said during the…

Draft ICT broadcasting policies with PM

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare last week received the draft of the National Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) policy and draft National Broadcasting policy is now with the Prime Minister. PM Manasseh Sogavare formally received the policies last week for consideration and possible endorsement. The draft policies were presented to him by Dr Andrew Simpson,…

Sasako denies links to miners

THE Government has denied claims its ministers have close links with Indonesian mining firm PT Mega Bintang Borneo. The controversial company has been illegally extracting bauxites on Rennell despite the cancellation of its licence. Government Media Consultant, Alfred Sasako, while denying any ministerial links with Bintang, said the decision to grant an export permit to…

Speech contest focus on Deep Sea Mining

EUROPEAN Union together with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community SPC and Solomon Islands Government has successfully completed the youth’s deep sea mining debate, Thursday night. The debate involves 14 youths and student from various high schools around Honiara after a weeklong series of information gathering and sessions about the good and bad sides of…

Korea assists forestry ministry

KOREA International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has donated a total of 1,037 items to the Ministry of Forest and Research, Thursday. The items were handed in a short ceremony held at the ministry’s headquarters at Lengakiki. The donation comes after the signing of the Record of Discussions on 10 October 2013, between KOICA and the ministry.…

Police heads to help in rearmament process

THE Provincial Police Commanders (PPCs) of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), stationed in provinces throughout the country, are to assist with the community consultations on the staged limited rearmament of the RSIPF. This follows a presentation on the staged limited rearmament of the RSIPF during the annual PPC’s conference held in Honiara between…

Dash 8 goes under maintenance

SOLOMON Airlines says its Dash 8 aircraft will be temporarily taken out of service as part of its planned maintenance with a down time from Sunday 7th to Tuesday 9th June 2015. The national carrier’s General Manager Operations & Commercial, Gus Kraus said the maintenance program is standard practice for the aircraft. “Scheduled maintenance of…