Mayor faces motion

HONIARA City Council Mayor is facing a leadership challenge as moves are underway to remove from the position. A Councillor within the Honiara City Council (HCC) has confirmed that a move to oust the HCC Mayor Alfrence Fatai will be lodged as soon as he completes his 18 months ruling, as stipulated in the constitution.…

HFA league kicks off

The Honiara Football Association (HFA) 2016 league season kicked off on Saturday. A total of eight matches were played at the King George Sixth School sports fields starting at 10am. These matches were all from the three divisions, the Premier Division, Division 1 and Division 2. Matches will continue today featuring six games. The Premier…

Prospecting licences queried

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has come under questioning after giving Australian mining company, Iron Mountain Mining a prospecting licence for a tenement on Nende Island in Temotu. Iron Mountain Mining obtained shares when signing an option agreement to acquire 50 percent stake in privately held AU Capital Mining, believed to be holders of…

First flight to Gwaunaru’u May 9

Solomon Airlines will make its first flight back to Gwaunaru’u Airport on Malaita on May 9. Earlier, the first flight should have been made tomorrow, but this was rescheduled. Malaita premier Peter Ramohia confirmed this to the Sunday Star. He said the new date was communicated to him by the Director of Civil Aviation GeorgeSatu.…

Mine pact signed without ministry

An agreement between AU Capital Mining and Iron Mountain Mining was done outside the government’s normal process, without the input from the Ministry of Mines. Both are Australian companies and are eying bauxite prospecting at Nende, Temotu. A reliable source told the Sunday Star the Mines ministry does not recognise the agreement because it was…

Youth leaders undergo training

Youth leaders and Sunday school teachers of Keava region in the Anglican Diocese of Malaita ended five-day training at Auki, Friday. The training was designed to equip participants to be effective in their leadership roles. Keava regional youth coordinator Alice Teioli said many social problems happening in the community today are caused by youths. “This…