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…

NEW THREAT

Public warned of deadly meningococcal meningitis disease Members of the public are urged to seek medical help as early as possible, especially in case of high fever. Health authorities issued the warning after two children passed away over the weekend. The two, a brother and sister from Malaita, experienced fever and rash before their deaths.…

Police commended for maintaining peace

Acting Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga has commended the Royal Solomon Islands Police for ensuring a safe and peaceful Solomon Islands throughout the 2016 Christmas-2017 New Year festive period. The commendation came after the Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, Frank Prendergast informed the Acting Prime Minister that police operations conducted during the festive…

Emergency supplies to Makira Province

UNICEF continues to support the current emergency response efforts to affected communities in Makira province with the provision of education, water and hygiene supplies, following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in early December 2016. These supplies are sufficient to meet the needs of 12,500 people and include 3000 pieces of hand washing soaps, 5000 water containers,…

Ministry congratulates NFD on arrival of its new Vessel

The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) has congratulated the National Fisheries Development Company (NFD) on the arrival of Lady Sapphire last week in Noro. Lady Sapphire is a bigger vessel compared to the other purse seine vessels in the current NFD fleet and has the capacity to fish long range beyond our exclusive…

Roderick Bay hosts visitors on Christmas

Roderick Bay Hideaway on Sand-fly passage in Gela, Central Islands Province has a double celebration as they received overseas guests on Christmas day with special treat. Welcomed by the peaceful Roderick Bay Hideaway environment, the French cruise boat L’Austral berthed on Sunday 25th with over 200 tourists to celebrate the festive season with villagers there. Roderick…

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…