Heavy rain threatens tailings facility

Gold dam scare THE controlled de-watering of Gold Ridge tailings dam in central Guadalcanal is reportedly gone out of control due to heavy rain in the area. Downstream villagers have lodged complaints to health authorities in the past week about the safety of the water that was released into their streams. This had prompted teams…

Container trucks and safety

COMPANIES that are involved in transporting containers on our public roads have ensured they abide by the safety rule. This is despite the risk these vehicles posed to the public and the traffic. Most companies said, they ensure that containers don’t fall off from the back of the trailer while on the road is their…

Warriors departs

SOLOMON ISLANDS representative to the Oceania Club Championship, Solomon Warriors FC jetted off yesterday for New Zealand for the Oceania Club Championship competition. The team which comprises of 20 players and four team officials will arrive in Auckland, the host city for the Oceania Club Championship tomorrow and will spend the next four days training…

Govt failed us

Renbel Solomon Games LOC blames ministry for the mess THE Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the Renbel Solomon Games proposed for this year is heating back on the government, blaming the Ministry of Home Affairs for failing to support them in their preparations. In a statement issued this week, the LOC chairlady Joyce Konofilia said,…

Toata: Micah a threat

Solomon Warriors FC coach, Moses Toata says Micah Lea’alafa will be a threat for Warriors in the Oceania Club Championship. Toata revealed this prior to their departure yesterday at the Henderson International Airport.  “Yes Micah is always threat for any team. “Definitely Micah is with Auckland City, initially the plan was that he will feature…

Five referees for Oceania champ

Solomon Islands will have five of its referees officiating in the coming Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Oceania Club Championship in New Zealand which will start this weekend. The five referees are Nelson Sogo, George Ime, Benard Kera, Jeffery Solodia and referee assessor, John Sa’ohu. These referees were called upon by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC).…

Rav4 dumped into river

A Rav4 vehicle was pushed down the steep banks of Lungga River on Tuesday and disappeared into the flooded water, much to the amazement of the public. The incident occurred at around 11am. The vehicle owner was understood to be under the influence of alcohol at that time. Eye-witnesses told the Solomon Star, the man…

Malaita projects in limbo

Investors, development partners show lack of interest MOST of the proposed national projects earmarked by the government for Malaita province may soon be canceled due to lack of interest by investors. This was revealed by the Provincial Minister for Development Planning of Malaita Provincial Government Glen Waneta. He was speaking to a small group of…

New Ports fee soon

LOCAL ship operators will soon have to pay between $15,000 to $30, 000 per year under a new ports fee imposed by the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) as of this month under its reform, it was claimed. This fee known as the ‘Ports Registration Fee’ is being charged per vessel per year based on…

CRU ends UPNG SI students’ awareness

Solomon Islands students at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) successfully completed the awareness on the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution of Solomon Islands with CRU officials in Port Moresby on Friday 1st April 2016. Constitutional Reform Unit (CRU) Consultant Lawyer Reginald Teutao told students that despite the short time and students’ busy schedule,…