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…

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.…

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…

Its 10 percent interest

A crediting rate of 10 percent totaling SBD$187.5 million will be added to all NPF contribution balances. This was announced by Minister of Finance Snyder Rini during the Fund’s financial year ending yesterday at the NPF boardroom.  “Today (yesterday) I’m pleased to announce a crediting rate of 10 percent, a positive rate of six percent…

Fishermen missing

POLICE officers from Auki and Atori with the help from surrounding communities of Kwai-Ngongosila are still searching for two fishermen who went missing over the weekend. The duo was believed to be brothers that set out to fish behind the Leili Island last Saturday. Reports reaching this paper said the search is still on at…