Solomon Power Signs Financing Agreement with Australia for Tina Hydro

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 Hydro-power Project. The transmission system is the critical piece of infrastructure needed to enable the hydropower facility to supply power to Honiara. It will deliver…

LET’S TALK ABOUT LAND

Buyer beware! Buying land is probably the biggest transaction most people are ever likely to make during their lifetimes. As such, it is vital that you do your homework beforehand, also known as “due diligence” to be sure of what you are buying.  When buying registered land, it is important to be sure of who…

The HCC Saga and Police

Dear Editor – As was always said, “The man who asks a question is fool for a minute. The man who does not ask is fool for life.” Also it is said, “Learn avidly, and question it repeatedly. Analyse it carefully. Then put what you have learned into practice intelligently.”  Given my above introductory statements,…

Teacher acquitted of $1.3m embezzlement 

  THE teacher accused of embezzling $1.3 million of the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) in 2017 and 2018 had been acquitted of the offence. Cecilia Samani Tome had been tried by paper than calling of witnesses for one count of embezzlement by servant. Her lawyer then made a no case to answer submissions after prosecution…

Wale calls for moratorium on all forms of mining

LEADER of Opposition, Matthew Wale has called for a moratorium to be placed on all forms of mining in the country until proper management and regulatory systems are put in place to safeguard our people and our non- renewable resources. The call follows recent media reports revealing the cancellation of registered titles to all Rennell…

MUSTARD SEED REACTS 

THE controversial Health Scheme Mustard Seed International (MSI) is not a health insurance organisation as speculated by some of their angry clients, according to their officials, Tuesday.   In an exclusive interview with the Solomon Star, MSI officials said they are aware that some of their good clients are spreading false information about the organisation…

CSSI officers now manning Q’sites

CORRECTIONAL Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) officers are now providing security services at the government designated quarantine stations. That’s according to the Attorney General (AG) John Muria Jnr, when speaking at the national-talk-back-show on the national broadcaster in Honiara, last Sunday. Some listeners during the talk-back-show questioned the panel members, why there’s a security change at…