Final Parliament meeting set

Parliament is scheduled to begin its final meeting on the August 13, before the House dissolves on September 8, 2014. The “Family Protection Bill 2014” is before the House and the Bills and Legislation Committee (BLC) will conduct its inquiry into it starting Monday. The Bill aims to provide for the protection of families from…

Housing plan proposed for tsunami victims

A shelter strategy has been developed to address the housing needs of those affected by last year’s earthquake and tsunami disaster. “The strategy looks at rebuilding and repairing eligible houses that were completely or partially destroyed during last year’s disaster,” said Ministry of Infrastructure and Development Director of Architecture and Building Division Patterson Fakavai. “It…

City’s new dental clinic takes shape

The new Honiara city dental clinic is currently making progress and is expected to complete soon. It is now in its final phase of completion. So far the construction of the main building has been completed after work has been A visit by the Solomon Star early this week to the site saw construction workers…

Flash flood review conducted

A review following the flash flooding in April this year was conducted on Wednesday to parts of the west and east Guadalcanal. The review team included representatives from the Solomon Islands Red Cross, Red Cross New Zealand, ministry of lands and other stakeholders. The review was purposely to get views of the people in the…

Tubi saga hits up amongst LOs

An elder claimed to be a landowner (LO) from Bugotu in Isabel has described the actions by Nolan Jolo as non-sense. The landowner who wants his name withheld said that the Bugotu people are unhappy with Jolo’s response in the media. They said that Mr. Jolo was only making noise on the media without actually…

Church supports hospital

National Referral Hospital (NRH) yesterday received medical equipment from the South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) in Honiara. The donation consisted of 200 of crutches, nine working frames, seven carton linen, five cartons of toys for children, one trolley bed and a wheelchair. The supplies were channel through SSEC church in Solomon Islands from the Encounter…

Land tenure secured for U.S Skyline memorial

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Kira Kira police investigates fuel theft

Kira Kira police are closing in on suspects who were involved in a robbery incident fortnight ago in which they allegedly stole fuel from a logging company operating in Makira/Ulawa province. The alleged incident happened fortnight ago and police now have a lead into the incident and investigation now underway. Peter Sitai senior sergeant officer…

Cooler nights for us

THE impact of climate change on most Pacific Islands countries is taking its toll, especially here in the Solomon Islands with many experiencing much cooler nights and warmer days unlike before. The changing and unpredictable weather patterns is experienced throughout the entire globe, with countries closer to the equator such as; Solomon Islands, Samoa and…