PM graces milestone signing for new solar power plant in Solomon Islands

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has graced the occasion of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Solomon Power and Hitachi Ltd in Tokyo yesterday (Wednesday 16th). The MOU is aimed at resolving energy issues in the Solomon Islands. The MOU was signed between Mr. Pradip Verma, Chief Executive Officer, Solomon Power and Mr.…

Gov’t signs 4 billion Yen airport project with Japan

THE Government has signed a milestone agreement with the Japanese Government for the improvement of the Honiara International Airport Project on Wednesday 16 May in Tokyo. Minister of Foreign Affairs & External Trade Honorable Milner Tozaka and the Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono officially signed the agreement at the Japanese Foreign Affairs Office. During the…

Melanesia Arts and Culture Festival venues secured

Venues for hosting the 6th Melanesia Arts and Culture Festival (MACFest) in Honiara in July this year have been secured. The MACFest National Organising Committee (NOC) has been holding talks and arrangements with the Solomon Islands National University in recent weeks to provide accommodation and other facilities to host the festival. The Melanesian Festival Village…

64 students to graduate from APTC

SIXTY four Solomon Islands students undertaking studies under the Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) will be graduating today. In a statement yesterday APTC said Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands His Excellency Roderick Brazier will be the guest speaker at today’s ceremony. The students will be graduating from 10 programmes which include community services, engineering…

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…