A BANKER HEADS SOLOMON POWER 

Former Banker, Kiriau is new SOE Chief    A CENTRAL banker of more than 14 years’ experience is the new Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of the Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA), the nation’s second-oldest State-Owned Enterprise. Donald John Kiriau’s appointment was announced by the Board Chairman of SIEA, trading as Solomon Power, David Quan, in…

Tourism in focus summit

Dear Editor – This Friday in Honiara, Tourism Solomons will host a summit with Solomon Islands industry leaders to those from the ministry, airline and tourism office, local hoteliers, other accommodation operators, transport providers, and tour companies – all working towards fully agreed, fully aligned set objectives in order to focus on the opportunities domestic…

Public servant repositioned

Dear Editor – I refer to the article in the press recently where a Public servant has been repositioned because his activities were obviously corrupt.  Why wasn’t the matter referred to the Police for investigation or if he admitted wrongdoing terminated from the Public Service?  The money was either our money via taxes and the…

PM: thank you Choiseul province

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has joined hundreds of people around Choiseul Province to celebrate the province’s 2nd Appointed Day in Taro, Thursday. The Prime Minister when delivering his speech yesterday morning said Choiseul Province is an important province to the country.  Prime Minister Sogavare said Choiseul Province is geo-strategically and economically significant in terms of…

Student’s suspicious death’ probed

Police are investigating the death of a high school student from a school in Guadalcanal said the death looked “suspicious”. The body of the boy was found floating in a river near the school on Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner National Security and Operation Support, Ian Vaevaso told reporters, Thursday. Vaevaso said that an initial report he…

A ‘NEW CITY’ COMING

A well-planned city named ‘Mamara New Capital City’ is now taking shape at Mamara, Northwest Guadalcanal. The Mamara- Tasivarongo- Mavo Development (MTMD) project is coined as a transformational development and is executed under the Private- Public Partnership (PPP) business module. The lead coordinating ministry is the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Labour and Immigration, Ministry of…

POLICE THREATENED AT BORDER

Police drone ‘captured by Boungainvilleans’ at the border   About 30 armed Bougainvilleans who allegedly threatened and intimidated Solomon Islands police officers at the Western Border two days ago also captured a police drone and then took off with it to Bougainville, police have revealed. Deputy Commissioner National Security and Operation Support Ian Vaevaso revealed…

HCC Deputy Mayor refutes claims

THE Honiara City Council’s (HCC’s) Deputy Mayor Charles Aiwosuga has refuted claims of conflict of interest levelled against him in the media. Aiwosuga exclusively told the Solomon Star yesterday that he thanked the person who brought the matter up through the media and hope to clarify the claims. A writer by the name of Roy…