Renbel warns companies, urged to comply

Mining and logging companies who are interested in operating in the province must comply with the provincial Acts and its ordinances. Renbel provincial secretary (PS) Angiki Peseika Baiabe issued the strong warning on Wednesday following interests shown by a number of firms to operate in the province. In an interview with the Solomon Star on…

Angry landowners shut down Bougainville airport

Angry landowners shut down Buka airport in Bougainville on Wednesday, disrupting scheduled flights and holding the travelling public to ransom. The Post Courier reports that landowners from nearby Ieta village, under the leadership of Rungunahana Incorporated Land Group chairman, Herman Tugen, stormed the airport at around 9am. The landowners overturned luggage trolleys, parked their vehicles…

Govt, LOs discuss town boundary

The government through the Office of the Prime Minister and the ministry of lands has held a one day consultation with Guadalcanal landowners over the long standing issue of Honiara city land boundary. The one day consultation has brought together land owning groups from Guadalcanal who have raised important issues surrounding the demarcation of the…

Selling of school property refuted

Malaita provincial premier of Edwin Suibaea has rubbished claims that his provincial executive has sold the Auki primary school (APS) sports ground to a Chinese businessman in Auki. In an interview with the Solomon Star on Wednesday premier Suibaea said that he was shocked to hear about the news. “That’s news to me and I…