Airbus return further delayed

Solomon Airlines has advised its flagship Airbus A320 is now expected to return to full service on 30 April. In a statement the Airlines said, originally it was scheduled to return to service on 13 April, the A320 is currently undergoing a scheduled annual maintenance in Manila, Philippines. Solomon Airlines’ General Manager of Operations &…

Vendors urged use Kukum market

HONIARA Central Market management has urged market vendors to move to Kukum market following the temporary closure of the main market for maintenance work. Honiara Central Market Master Saxon Ofata told the Solomon Star yesterday that the market has been closed for an indefinite period as of Friday “All market vendors must temporarily use the…

New twist in Renbel mine

Two mining firms competing for the rich bauxite deposits on Rennell island should have their leases revoked and given a new chance to reapply, a new report suggests. The report, produced by the Attorney General’s chamber, was forwarded to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Mines. It came months after the ministry awarded a…

Brief Parliament News

Tax review call Opposition leader Jeremiah Manele has called for a review of the current tax regime, with a view to reduce personal tax. He said the current tax structure is considered to be an ingredient for personal poverty. “Individual employees in the public and private sectors are heavily taxed on their incomes, while at…

Isabel MPs urged to work together

A Chief from Isabel has called on the three Members of Parliament from the province to seriously consider forming a working committee to assist in the implementation of infrastructure development programme of Isabel. Bugotu chief Hugh Bogese said this can be done in consultation with the Isabel provincial government under the leadership of Premier James…