Dash 8 goes under maintenance

SOLOMON Airlines says its Dash 8 aircraft will be temporarily taken out of service as part of its planned maintenance with a down time from Sunday 7th to Tuesday 9th June 2015. The national carrier’s General Manager Operations & Commercial, Gus Kraus said the maintenance program is standard practice for the aircraft. “Scheduled maintenance of…

Lai: My OFC appointment important

The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) William Lai says his inclusion to the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Executive is important for Solomon Islands Football. Lai revealed this upon arrival yesterday from Zurich where he and other SIFF executive members took part in the recently held FIFA presidential elections. “As a Football nation it’s important that…

GP malaria supports rugby 7s

The country’s national rugby sevens squad yesterday received 17 mosquito nets as they remain in camp in preparation for the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea next month. The nets were donated by the Guadalcanal Provincial malaria department and handed over by the Guadalcanal malaria program manager, Francis Oto. Speaking during the brief handing over…

HCC tender board

Dear Editor – Reading through the article on the Saturday 30th May 2015 in the Island Sun newspaper gives me a lot of questions about the heading “Public call City Mayor to clarify legality of the HCC Central Tender board”. The concerned citizen asked the Lord Major to clarify whether its Honiara City Council Central…

Immigration hiccup

Dear Editor – Please editor allow me space to kindly call on the Director of Immigration to clearly clarify the piece of legislation regarding the issuance of entry visitor’s visa to foreigners coming to visit our country. Currently it seems to us that all sorts of advice as well as new conditions and procedures are…

We need genuine foreign investment

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands is asking the question – do we have sufficient laws and policies to attract legitimate foreign investment? The Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) has announced a number of policies designed to attract new foreign investors to our shores. How can we ensure that the investors we attract will generate benefits for…

Bauxite saga raises many questions

UNDER the Mining Act, an operator is only allowed to hold three tenements at a time. Anything other than that is illegal. So why did PT Mega Bintang Borneo of Indonesia reportedly owned 11 tenements under different names but with the same directors and yet continued to be allowed to operate in the country? Surely,…