Kola in hot water again

DEPUTY Police Commissioner Walter Kola has found himself in hot water again after damaging an official vehicle her was driving in an early morning accident on Friday. An eye-witness told the Solomon Star, Mr Kola slammed the government vehicle he was using into a post in front of the central police station. “I can say…

SIPA urged to build passenger terminal

THE Member of Parliament for South Guadalcanal, David Day Pacha says the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) should build a proper passenger terminal at Point Cruz Wharf in Honiara. He said for many years, wharves at Point Cruz have been used for loading and unloading both cargo and passengers. Mr Pacha said fortunately not many…

PAP to abolish rural development ministry

A PEOPLE’S Alliance Party Government will abolish the Ministry of Rural Development because it has been duplicating the duties of the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening. PAP Media Officer, George Atkin reports the decision was reached at the party’s recent national executive meeting in Honiara. PAP National President, Sir Nathaniel Waena said the…

Fiji uni shares deep sorrow

The Fiji National University (FNU) has expressed sympathy to the people of Solomon Islands following last week’s devastating flash flood. In a statement the university’s vice chancellor Ganesh Chand said the university was saddened by the disaster. “The university is truly saddened to hear of the severe devastation and fatalities caused during the flash floods…

Update on water supply to Honiara

THERE’S improvement in water supply with 60 percent of the city’s population receiving water. Solomon Water in a statement on Wednesday said that improvements to water supply are being made in Honiara, following the devastating floods. “About 60% of people in Honiara now have water services, however in some cases supply will be rationed rather…