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…

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…

Wate is new NPF head

Michael Wate has been appointed the new general manager of Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (NPF). He replaces Tony Makabo, who has held the post over the last 14 years. Prior to his appointment, Wate was NPF’s deputy general manager, a position he held for nearly 12 years. Deputy chairman of the NPF board, Gideon…