High volume treatment at dam

ABOUT 550 cubic meters of water will be expected to be treated per hour from the tailing dam at Gold Ridge east of Honiara, when the de-watering commences in the coming weeks. This was revealed by Kale Cheeseman, managing director of the Remote Water Treatment Services (RWTS) during a site visit through the dam last…

Key points of SIPA reforms revealed

THE key points of the current reform programs that are exercised at the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) were revealed in a media statement recently. The Solomon Star was well informed that, the number one goal in the reform activities was to lower the cost of living in the country. It was understandable that, for…

Domestic port to be tar-sealed soon

THE Domestic jetty area within the Ports vicinity will be tar sealed soon says Collin Yow, the CEO of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). He made the revelation last week, in a press conference with members of the local media. “By December, the domestic port area will be tar sealed and come next year, it…

Renbel govt welcomes court order

Last week’s High Court Order against the APID company has been welcomed as a relief-spell for the people and leadership of Renbel province.  In a statement, Renbel Premier Hon Collin Singamoana said, that this Order has brought some degree of respite and encouragement for them in their battle against the APID company, which has besieged…

Tanangada hits back

The MP for Gizo-Kolombangara Hon Jimson Tanangada says he was shocked at the manner in which prominent Independent Group politicians use cheap political tactics in their effort to garner public support, saying Solomon Islanders deserve better. Hon Tanagada was referring to an Independent Leader’s media statement on Friday which stated that he (Hon Tanangada) was…

New AIDS cases to be announced today

MINISTER or Health and Medical Services, Dr. Tautai Agikimua Kaitu’u will officially announce the new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Aids cases in Solomon Islands today. This is part of marking the Word Aids Day, which falls on 1 December. Director of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and HIV Dr. Henry Kako confirmed to Solomon Star on…

Public Solicitor services return to Makira

A high-level delegation led by the Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs William Marau have left yesterday for Makira Ulawa Province to witness the re-establishment of a Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO) in Kirakira. The re-establishment of the legal services will be marked today with the handing over of an office and residence. The government funded…

Bill to address family welfare to parliament

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has announced the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government is committed to passing legislation on child welfare and protection. Sogavare said this in his speech at the 16 days of activism against gender based violence in Honiara yesterday. He said subject to the Bill’s endorsement by Cabinet, the Bill should…