Turkish firm to fund new Kilu’ufi hospital

A TURKISH company stands ready to provide funds for the construction of the new Kilu’ufi hospital in Malaita province. As part of getting the project rolling the National Government and Malaita Provincial Government will be signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a Turkey’s Nazer Group of companies for a SBD$387 million dollar funding. The…

Parliament in brief.

Cost of electricity Member of Parliament for Aoke/Langalanga Matthew Wale has raised concern over the hiking electricity cost in the country referring to as the highest in the region. Speaking before the house yesterday Wale stated that Solomon Islands Electric Authority (SIEA) shows no interest at all to reduce the rate of electricity in the…

Fishing village, Kukum market busy

THE closure of Honiara Central Market for an indefinite period as of last week had seen the Fishing village and Kukum market now very busy. The temporary closure was passed by the Honiara City Council’s executive in a way of resolution last Thursday. This is to give time for major improvements to be carried out…

Head teachers training ends

THE induction workshop for block 4 course materials for the certificate in teaching programme (CTP) conducted by Solomon Islands National University (SINU) through its Distance and Flexible Learning (DFL) mode for cohort 1 head teachers ended successfully over the weekend in Auki. Speaking in the closing ceremony on behalf of the SINU Vice Chancellor and…

SI to join China outbound tourism travel market

SOLOMON Islands is joining the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) at the China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market (COTTM) this week. The Solomon Islands, Samoa and a private sector operator (The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort) from Tahiti is attending the three-day event at the China Outbound Tourism and Travel Market in Beijing. A statement…

Our economy to grow

The Solomon Islands economy is projected to grow by 3.5 percent over the medium term. That’s according to the East Asia Pacific Economic Update released by the World Bank on Monday. The report highlighted that direct investment, the resumption of mining activities investments in fishing processing plants and information technology will boost growth for the…

Momis wants to re-open Panguna mine

BUKA, (PNG LOOP) – If Bougainville’s caretaker president John Momis is re-elected in next month’s elections his government will immediately begin discussions on re-opening the Panguna mine. The huge mine was the catalyst for the civil war that engulfed the Papua New Guinea autonomous region for much of the 1990s. Momis says a resumption of…

Support for staged limited rearmament

A community leader in Honiara supports the decision of the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) to approve a staged limited rearmament of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). Pastor David Komasi of the Assembly of God Gateway Church in the Alligator Creek community, East Honiara expressed his support for the limited rearmament during community consultations…