Oti denies Skyline

High Commissioner refutes gov’t claim THE country’s high commissioner to Fiji, Patterson Oti, has denied claims he introduced the controversial Jason Liu Tao and his Skyline Company to the government. The Prime Minister’s Office claimed the highly suspicious Asian company was introduced to them by Mr Oti. But speaking before boarding his flight for Nadi…

Helena Goldie Hospital gets support

North New Georgia Constituency has responded positively to an appeal by the Helena Goldie Hospital (HGH) School of Nursing by assisting the school with sheets of roofing iron. This is to build its administration building. About sixty (60) sheets of roofing iron were delivered to the school on Saturday, 12th September by Prima Kuku, a…

Landowners play down Gwaunaru’u reopening

LANDOWNERS of Gwaunaru’u airport in Auki Malaita Province have continued to play down attempts by Government to re-open flight services there. Landowners continued to maintain their refusal position to sign any agreement paving the way for re-opening of flight services to the Province. Acting Permanent Secretary (PS) Ministry of Communication & Aviation (MCA) Moses Virivolomo…

Arabala opens upgraded wharf

Arabala community in Central Kwara’ae was full of excitement over the weekend after witnessing the officially opening of its upgraded wharf. Trades Transformation Company (TTC) has been engaged to upgrade the wharf which had been constructed many years ago. On Saturday the project was formally handed over to the community. The project was funded by…

Vanuatu women part of weeklong expo here

A THREE member group from the Port Vila Community Handicraft Association of Vanuatu are currently in Honiara showcasing their products at the Women’s Expo, at the National Art Gallery grounds. The group is being led by the associations President, Ms Martha Malosu. The intention of their visit is according to their own scheduled plan, and…

Waste of state’s meagre resources

IT would be an absolute waste of the state’s meagre resources if Manaoba Airfield in Malaita, and Lomlom in Temotu, are left to their own devices. The government spent millions of dollars to build these two airfields in the hope they’ll benefit, in particular people of these two regions, and in general the country. But…

APID ordered out of Renbel

RENBEL premier Collin Singamoana has ordered Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) to get out of Renbel Province. The order came after the executive cancelled APID’s provincial business licence last week. Premier Singamoana told the Solomon Star that since APID’s business licence was cancelled, the company has no right to remain in his province.  “I now…

Church farewells Isabel bishop

MORE than one thousand church members in and around Jejevo parish in the Diocese of Isabel (DOY) witnessed and took part in litugicalo service marking the official retirement of their Diocesan Bishop, the Right Rev. Richard Naramana on Sunday the 20th September 2015. Bishop Richard 65 served as the Diocesan Bishop for 11 years. His…

Second warrant of arrest for Tau

THE court has issued a second warrant of arrest for a man facing fraud charges after he failed to turn up in court yesterday. John Jayson Raka Tau was first issued a warrant of arrest on 25 August 2015. This was withdrawn and he was released with strict bail condition and to appear again in…