Gold Ridge – the contradictions

Dear Editor – According to the sub-committee on Gold Ridge released to the media gold mining will soon start to flow again from Gold Ridge. “As early as 2018” according to media statements issued by the same subcommittee. Activities connected with efforts to push start gold mining at Gold Ridge was confirmed in one of…

Choiseul on DBSI revitalization

Dear Editor – In Taro last week, Provincial Government Leaders, local business operators, community elders, women and youth representatives expressed their desire to see the DBSI Bank revived during a consultation and awareness meeting. Choiseul’s Premier, Jackson Kiloe, reportedly said the bank was an important institution that lent money to entrepreneurs in the country when…

Benefit from fabric

Dear Editor – It was reported in the Island SUN newspaper last week that the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan), donated more than 33,000 yards of fabric worth around $SBD625,000 and handed over  the gift to the Prime Minister,  the Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, at a ceremony held at the Solomon Islands Ports Authority…

Man yet to be identified

DEAD BODY GONE BAD BAD odour from an unclaimed body at the National Referral Hospital’s morgue has gone from bad to worse. The male body was that of a man killed in a hit-and-run accident in the early hours of last Saturday in the Kukum area. When the Solomon Star visited the morgue last night,…

PORTS $122m PROFIT

The Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has announced a net profit of $122million as of 31st September 2016. A statement from the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said Chairman of Board of Directors for SIPA, Billy Titiulu made the announcement last Friday 26th May 2017 whilst handing over the SI{A annual reports for the years 2011…

Two fatal accidents over the weekend

Two people are dead after two separate traffic accidents occurred over the weekend in the capital Honiara. The first incident happened near midnight on Friday 26 May at the Guzo Point along the Kukum Highway in Central Honiara involving a 15 seater bus. The bus was travelling eastward when it hit a pedestrian. The male,…

Please help!

Dear Editor  – I visited Honiara in 1990 I believe to assist in clean up of unexploded ordinance. I met a tribal Chief who was married to a British government official, her first name was Mary and she was a focal point contact for that clean up coordination. I know the information is weak but…