Centre takes delivery of new school bus

The Red Cross operated Special Development Centre (SDC) at Rifle Range in West Honiara has take delivery of a new 30-seater school bus yesterday. This came after Japanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands Kenichi Kimiya and the SDC Principal Jiope Ralulu Iputu signed a cheque worth SBD$461,566.75 for the purchase of the new bus in October…

SINU’s million dollar project sealed

A new teaching and learning facility worth $120million will be constructed at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Panatina Campus commencing next year. To seal the deal, the national university yesterday signed an agreement with China’s Civil Engineering Construction Cooperation (CCECC) to kick off construction work of this new facility comes 2017. Witnessing the historic occasion…

Kokonut Pacific Ltd scoops PM’s award

Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands (KPSI) Limited has scooped the Prime Minister Business of the Year award during the fourth Business Excellence Award (BEA) night on Saturday at the Coral Sea Resort and Casino Hotel in Honiara. Well-known as the Pacific’s biggest producer of Direct Micro Expelled (DME) Extra Virgin Coconut Oil managing the value chain…

Pig farmers pledge to address food security

One of the targets by the newly established Solomon Islands Pig Farmers Association (SIPFA) is to address food security in the country. This was highlighted by the association president Paul Damry on Wednesday. “I would like to highlight the challenges imposed by the so-called issue of climate change. This is a great phenomenon facing humankind…

Ministry to refurbish old FOPA village

THE Ministry of Culture and Tourism is taking steps to refurbish the former Festival of Pacific Arts (FOPA) village at Panatina next year.  Thats according to the Director of Culture and Tourism Dennis Marita. Mr Marita was speaking at the Solomon Islands Artists Association (SIAA) open day on Wednesday at the Art Gallery ground in…