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…

PM Sogavare welcomes new NZ envoy

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has welcomed New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Don Higgins, following his arrival in the country. The Prime Minister conveyed greetings on behalf of the Solomon Islands Government and People to His Excellency Higgins in a courtesy meeting in the Prime Minister’s office yesterday. A statement from…

Top doctor resigns

A top surgeon at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) has tendered his resignation amidst calls by the Leadership Code Commission for doctors to cease their private practices. Dr Dudley Baerodo, the country’s only urology specialist, confirmed to Solomon Today Post he had submitted his resignation letter to the Public Service Commission (PSC) last week. “Yes, I’ve…

The unlikely carver

Maemaruki turns his welding skills to become a wood carver Unlike many local carvers who learn the art and skills from their parents, Tom Maemaruki learned the trade from his brother in-law. Tom is of Solomon Islands and Fiji parentage. His father, late Dr Daniel Maemaruki, was from Su’uboko village, near Malu’u, in north Malaita.…

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…