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    First capital still without airport

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA CENTRAL Islands Province (CIP) though being host to the first national capital is still without an airport. Stanley Manetiva, premier of Central Islands Province, revealed this during the 40th anniversary celebration yesterday. He said...

    Reporters end mobile journalism training

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    UP to 16 journalists completed a three-day training in Honiara last Friday on how to produce news using mobile phones. Australian-government funded Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS), in collaboration with the Media Association of Solomon...

    Gov’t intends to buy some airstrip lands

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    By EDDIE OSIFELO THE Government is planning to come up with a budget to purchase land on which certain airstrips in the provinces were built. Most of the provincial airstrips are built on customary land. Ministry of...

    Archives goes digital

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    BY JARED KOLI The National Archives of the Solomon Islands (​NASI) is currently digitising the analogue records of the country it kept in its repository. The new digital preservation equipment known as METIS Scanner uses a...

    New machines to boost SIPPA work

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    WITH growing demand for its services, the Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA), on Tuesday took delivery of two ultra sound machines— thanks to Australia and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). SIPPA Executive Director...

    Solomon Power Signs Financing Agreement with Australia for Tina River Transmission System

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    Solomon Power and the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP) have signed a USD22.7 million (SBD180 million) grant and loan financing agreement to build the 22km transmission system for the Tina River Hydropower...

    Gov’t committed $12.6m for CT Scan construction

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO Government has committed $12.6millon towards the Computer Tomography (CT) scan project to foot the expenses under its budget allocation for 2021, says Ministry of Health and Medical Services. Ministry of health in...

    Gizo welcomes proposed shredder facility for town

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    BY BEN BILUAGizo GIZO Town Council (GTC) welcomes the government’s plan to build a Shredder Facility at the provincial capital. In an interview with SunGizo, Gizo Town Clerk, Charles Kelly said his office is looking forward...

    Aircraft tracker commissioned

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO THE Automatic Dependent Surveillance –Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment to track aircraft location was officially commissioned yesterday for use. The official commissioning and issuance of notice to airmen was done by Minister for Communication...

    Air Traffic Service trainees graduate

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO A total of 15 Air Traffic Service (ATS) trainees have graduated and equipped with additional knowledge to enable them to contribute to the safety of everyone using the Solomon Islands airspace. The...