New SIPA board briefed

THE newly appointed Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) board got a briefing this week from the authority’s management. Sources informed the Solomon Star CEO Colin Yow and his did a presentation to update new chairman Billy Titiulu and his board. Ministry of Infrastructure Development Permanent Secretary, Henry Murray confirmed the board was briefed on Tuesday.…

Tina Hydro on track

TINA River Hydro is on track for the signing of a power purchase agreement in 2016. Minister responsible for Energy and Rural Electrification David Day Pacha confirmed this in a brief update on the project, which is located in central Guadalcanal. “Tina River Hydro is the single most important project for renewable energy in my…

Theatres to reopen

HEALTH minister Dr Tautai Angikimua Kaitu’u says the operating theatres at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) that were closed since last December will reopen on Monday. Dr Kaitu’u disclosed this in the facebook page of Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII). “I was briefed by the permanent secretary and CEO of the hospital on the situation…

Tina Hydro on track

TINA River Hydro is on track for the signing of a power purchase agreement in 2016. Minister responsible for Energy and Rural Electrification David Day Pacha confirmed this in a brief update on the project, which is located in central Guadalcanal. “Tina River Hydro is the single most important project for renewable energy in my…

Theatres to reopen

HEALTH minister Dr Tautai Angikimua Kaitu’u says the operating theatres at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) that were closed since last December will reopen on Monday. Dr Kaitu’u disclosed this in the facebook page of Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII). “I was briefed by the permanent secretary and CEO of the hospital on the situation…

Kurukuru rules

6-1 thrashing of Vanuatu to make it four wins in a row KURUKURU have again proved their supremacy in the 2016 OFC championship in Fiji thrashing Vanuatu 6-1 in a stunning showdown, Friday at the Vodafone Arena. Three goals in both stanzas were enough for the local lads to keep their position on the top spot.…

Holmes is new airline chair

NATIONAL carrier Solomon Airlines has a new board. It is chaired by Austin Holmes, who replaces outgoing chairman Denton Rarawa. The board held its first meeting Tuesday this week, according to Solomon Airlines insiders. It was not clear what was discussed in the first meeting, but according to one source, the chief executive officer’s job…

Lai praised stars

THE President of the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has commended the national futsal team for the successful victory over their hot rival, Fustal Whites on Wednesday in their third match of the 2016 Oceania Futsal World Cup Qualifiers in Fiji. In his congratulatory messages Lai thanked the Kurukuru’s including their coaching staff who are…