Landslide cuts off East Malaita road

A Landslide occurred along the East Road in Malaita over the weekend leaving travelling passengers stranded. This was confirmed by the Solomon Star reporter Ronald Toito’ona who is currently on tour in the area. Reports reaching this paper claimed that the landslide has damaged the east Malaita road at Rarata area living travelers in tough…

A postmortem of SIPA

Dear Editor – I read with much interest the exchange of words and counter-argument between Mr. Dora and Mr. Tuhanuku on the SIPA saga. The latest being Mr. Tuhanuku’s explanation as appeared on Issue 2295 on 21st May 2016 of the Weekend Sun; which to me presented a strong and honest position that any intelligent…

Island Sun misleading headline

Dear Editor – The Island Sun heading “ Political Appointee Sacked” in reference to Mr. Martin Housanau is not correct. The fact is that Mr. Housanau’s contract had expired and OPMC decided not to re-engage his service. A letter sent to him last week was to this effect. The use of the words “sacked” or…

Auki shops flooded

A number of shops in Auki lost significant amount of goods after their premises were flooded on Friday. A blocked drainage was blamed for the flooding following a heavy downpour overnight. Shop owners spoken too were furious at their loss. “This is unacceptable,” one shop owner said. “Look at how much we lost here,” he…

Ministry intends to boost cruise ship visits

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism is seeking an additional $5 million to help finance plans to boost cruise ship visits to Gizo in Western Province. Permanent Secretary Andrew Nihopara and under-secretary Moses Tepai explained this to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) last week. PAC is conducting hearing into a supplementary appropriation bill the government…

Taiwan medical team here

A Taiwan Mobile Medical Team is here to offer free medical service. The trip is being funded by the Taiwanese government. It was led by Dr Chin Yi-Ying, a dermatologist, and comprised of three medical doctors and three nurses from Taiwan Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital. While here, the team will first visit Tongan…

EPS’s trained on their roles

Executive Personal Secretaries and their assistants from the various government ministries received training and mentorship on their roles and responsibilities last week. IPAM conducted the training as part of its role in improving capacity and working knowledge of public servants. The three-day workshop ended with a field trip and presentation of certificates to participants by…