Airlines responds to criticism, says sorry

OUR one and only national air carrier the Solomon Airlines has been bombarded with criticism in social media about its safety inconvenience it has created. Following massive critics flooded in the social media the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Solomon Airlines Brett Gebers apologized for inconvenience experienced for the last few weeks. The CEO made…

Wate says it’s a credit institution, not a bank

THE Solomon Islands National Provident Fund’s (SINPF) proposed credit institution will be called Providence Investment Corporation (PIC). General Manager, Mike Wate clarified this to the Solomon Star last Friday. Mr Wate said strictly the proposal is not a bank, but a credit institution giving out loans only. He said the proposal is already with the…

MAL ready to roll in

THE Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) says it is committed to ensuring the successful roll-out and implementation of Thailand’s One-Country-One Project initiative. Permanent Secretary Jimi Saelea highlighted this, Thursday. Mr Saelea made the assurance following fruitful discussions between the Director General of the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) Suphatra Srimaitreehithak and her delegation, and…

Solomon Water future focused

SOLOMON Islands Water Authority, trading as Solomon Water, unveiled its Strategic Plan for the next 30 years to the public this week. The SOE’s Strategic Plan, which sets out its focus up until 2047, was developed for Solomon Water by Australian firm Hunter H20. A Tariff Review is also part of the plan and this…

Reinventing roles to remain in business

THIS is a great day for Solomon Islands Postal Corporation. This sentiment was echoed by Alfred Ghemu, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Solomon Post, during his remarks to stakeholders at the Heritage Park Hotel on Monday. He said that for a long while now, the corporation has been searching for a way to…

Council fails to collect revenue

HONIARA City Council has failed to rake in approximately millions of dollars of revenue from establishments in Honiara, according to the council’s Finance chair Eric Tema. In an exclusive interview on Wednesday, Mr Tema said the council’s finance does not rake in more revenues since post-ethnic tension period to date. “According to reports from our…

No data on bus numbers in city

HONIARA City Council has no data of buses operating in the city on public roads over the past years. This was revealed by City Councillor Eddie Ngava, when he met with the interim Bus task-force on Tuesday. Spokesperson for the interim bus task-force, Walter Maesugea said Mr Ngava told them that HCC will provide new…

Farming mud crabs

Retired Archbishop ventures into conservation efforts By RONALD TOITO’ONA SEA foods are seemingly the most expensive foodstuff in hotels, restaurants, and other eateries in Honiara and the provinces. During Star National Magazine’s recent trip to Kia district in Isabel Province, I caught up with the retired Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) Archbishop David Vunagi. Bishop…