Search for robbers is on

Search for the three armed men with ski-masks who took off with more than $200,000 after raiding BSP bank Auki intensifies whilst lead behind their escape route is made known. A police source said the masked men made their way into the bush after their getaway car tyre punctured. They were last seen at Gwouno’a…

Makira calls for infrastructure investment

PEOPLE of Makira/Ulawa province are in desperate need for development in their province, in terms of infrastructure requirements. This was made known to the Solomon Star by community elders within the Star Habour region of Makira, in an interview a fortnight ago. In was understood that, the biggest infrastructure need for the people of Makira…

SIM cards giveaway on arrival

VISITORS arriving in the country were being welcomed with a free SIM card gift from Bmobile-Vodafone company upon arrival at the Henderson terminal. This is part of the company’s promotion as the biggest network provider in the capital, Honiara. The Solomon Star understands that, the promotion has started since the middle of last month. “From…

Auki BSP resumes services

Malaita’s Bank South Pacific in Auki resumes business yesterday after the robbery on 27 November in which three armed men wearing ski-masks raided the teller’s bench and took off with more than $200,000. The robbery which happened 11:25am forced the bank to close its doors for the rest of the day with only ATM machine…

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…