Toilets at Honiara airport criticised

TOILET facilities at Honiara International airport especially the female convenience restroom has been criticised as bearing no concern for privacy. The criticisms which went spiral over social media web described the female restroom as the only one worldwide that did not cater for privacy of the users. Concerned critics said the female toilets did not…

Rural schools as better as urban schools

PRINCIPAL of Faufanea community high school (FCHS), Malaita Provincial has assured parents that academic standards students receive in rural community schools are of equal footing to that received by students at urban schools. The principal, Michael Booboo Ma’akalo made this assurance in an effort to convince parents who hold conflicting views on the level of…

Tension murder accused acquitted

THE man who faced charges for the death of three people during the height of the ethnic tension in 2003 has been acquitted. This was after the court found no evidence against John Meti yesterday during a short form preliminary inquiry. After going through the committal papers, Principal Magistrate found no evidence to sustain the…

Offer of help rejected

Hospital theatres remain closed A KIND-HEARTED donation that should get the two closed operating theatres at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) up and running within a week was turned down over the weekend. Tropic Glass and Aluminium (TGA) Limited, a locally owned company, was shocked last Saturday when its offer to renovate the two closed…

Isabel govt welcomes SPO’s move

ISABEL provincial government has welcomed South Pacific Oil’s (SPO) move to open up two agents in Kia and Buala. This is part of SPO sales and marketing strategy to bring the service to the people with affordable price in petrol and diesel. Premier James Habu told SPO officials in Buala that the business does not…

Luring tourists ‘not easy’

NADI, (FIJI TIMES) — The task of bringing more than 1500 Taiwanese tourists to Fiji has not been easy, says Rosie Holidays managing director Tony Whitton. This week, two chartered flights out of Beijing and Taipei landed at the Nadi International Airport with more scheduled to arrive in the coming weeks. Whitton said Taiwan was…