‘Get rid of underperformed PAs’

THE Government must get rid of its underperformed Political Appointees (PA) says the leader of the parliamentary Independent Group, Manasseh Maelanga. He highlighted this when speaking to members of the media in a press conference early this week. Mr Maelanga made the call after hearing reports in the media previously that some political appointees are…

Dorcas congress set to kick start in Malaita

CLOSE to two thousand dorcas ladies and Adventist men from the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church throughout the country will attend a weeklong Dorcas congress in Afutara, West Kwaio, Malaita Province this week. The week-long congress will start today and will end on Wednesday 15 July next week. Beverly Maega of the Solomon Islands Mission…

Airlines partners with Booking.com

Solomon Airlines has partnered with Booking.com to enable the airline’s passengers the opportunity to directly book their Solomon Islands accommodation at the same time as booking their flights via the www.flysolomons.com website. Under the arrangement the airline’s passengers can now book accommodation at a total of 14 Solomon Islands properties currently available on Booking.com, with…

Tasiu murder suspect to enter plea

The man facing the murder of a member of the Melanesian Brotherhood in north-west Guadalcanal last year is likely to enter his plea, July 20. Maelyn Bird of Emerald Lawyers who represents Francis Au confirmed yesterday her client will possibly take his plea on the next court date. She also added that the defence would…

Group demands payment explanation

THE PARLIAMENTARY Independent group has demanded the DCC Government to explain why they are using $3.7 million dollars of tax-payers money as compensation payment to MV Sun Express. Leader of the Independent group, Manasseh Maelanga made the request during a press conference with members of the local media at his office. “I have just heard…

Submarine Cable project progresses

Chief Executive Officer of Solomon Oceanic Cable Company (SOCC) Robin Russell says that the tender for the main supply of the submarine cable contract will closes on the 17th of July, 2015, which is a first step towards implementation. This was confirmed yesterday in which Russell indicated that advancement in the project is well underway.…

Undersea cable to be sourced from Sydney

The undersea cable project proposed for Solomon Islands will have its source from Sydney in Australia, where it can support high speed communications for over 70% of the Solomon Islands population, says the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Solomons Oceanic Cable Company Robin Russell. Confirming this to the Solomon Star yesterday Mr Russell stated that…

Maelanga on DCCG draft federal constitution

THE Leader of the Independent group, Manasseh Maelanga urges the DCC Government improve some areas of the draft federal constitution before it is finalized. Mr Maelanga highlighted this in a press conference with local journalists yesterday to talk on issues that the public needs to be aware of and also the government. He added that…

Biche community hit by landslide

A remote village community in Biche, Gatokae, Morovo Lagoon, Western province escaped catastrophic disaster when they were suddenly awoken by a huge land slide and flash flooding about 2am Sunday morning. Reports reaching the paper said, the biggest from several landslides experienced in the pass just stopped less than 2 meters from their houses. Two…

Dam at risk

Downstream communities warned to stay alert incase of a spill WATER level at the Gold Ridge tailings dam on Central Guadalcanal is reportedly rising following days of heavy downpour posing a threat to communities living downstream. Reports reaching the Solomon Star last Tuesday claimed the water level has reached the top of the wall during…