Crack down on resellers

THE Office of the Market Master under the Honiara City Council will kick off a vendors’ inspection at the central market soon. This is to crack down on resellers who are buying fish and market produces from genuine producers and fishermen and resell them. Market Master Saxon Ofata highlighted this on Monday when officials from…

ANZ waives transfer fees into Vanuatu

ANZ on Wednesday announced that it will waive fees for International Money Transfers into Vanuatu, as relief efforts continue following the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Pam. The fee waiver will apply to fund transfers made before 30 April 2015 by ANZ customers in 22 countries across Australasia, Asia and the Pacific*. ANZ last week announced…

Water, sanitation training for community facilitators

The environmental health division of the Ministry of Health and Medical service has successfully conducted a two weeks training for community WASH(Water supply, Sanitation and Hygiene) Facilitator in Guadalcanal province. Part of the training was held at Balasuna training centre and later at the Ministry’s head quarter in Honiara. The training ended last week with…

Welder killed in explosion

It came like a bomb, say witnesses A WELDER was killed in an explosion that threw his body up into the air at the Pacific Casino Hotel sea front in Honiara yesterday. This happened when the Malaita man and his colleague were welding an aluminum boat. They were employees of Oceanic Marine Equipment Ltd, and…

World Vision to provide relief to Temotu

World Vision has begun preparing relief items to distribute to families affected by the severe Tropical Cyclone Pam in Temotu Province. More than 5,000 people in Tikopia, Anuta and the Reef Islands have been affected with close to 1,500 homes damaged and livelihoods destroyed. World Vision is supporting the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and…

Sick patients commend PM

Admitted sick patients at Kilu’ufi Hospital, Malaita Province have commended the Prime Minster and his delegation for visiting the hospital last week. Mr Sogovare was in Auki for the launching of the provincial government’s policy document and took time after the even to visit the hospital. During the visit he was accompanied by the Minister…

Talks to close market

A MOVE to permanently close down the Fishing Village in East Honiara and relocate it will be at the centre of discussion today. As part of the seeking solutions to the market Honiara City Council and a delegation from Fishing village will meet today to discuss the relocation of the market. An appointed Council member…