GOV’T URGED TO CLEAN UP ‘MESS’

Wale hits out at mining industry   GOVERNMENT must clean up the “mess” in the mining industry, Opposition leader Mathew Wale says. This is important to avoid undue manipulation by Chinese mining companies, he added. Wale’s call came in light of the controversial Bintan mining company’s continued bauxite operation on Rennell island. He said Bintan…

Forest Minister graces local farmers

Ministry of Forestry and Research Minister Ishmael Avui’s recent visit to Smallholder Teak Out-growers at certain areas in Western province gave hope to out growers nationwide for the support of the scheme. The Smallholder Teak Out-growers Program was initiated under the Ministry of Forestry and Research but with a recent piloted research with Australian Centre…

Becoming an MPA at 34

AT age 34, Jimmy Daoni is now a politician. JIMMY Daoni is one of the 33 elected Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) representing Ward 10 in Malaita Province. He won the election on 12th June, 2019 with a majority of 307 votes while his runner up polled 304 votes. However to win an election is…

MV Takana spills oil

SUNKEN MV Takana continues to spill oil all over the coast of Star Habour, East Makira. Reports and pictures supplied to the Solomon Star alleged the oil spill from the abandoned vessel that sunk last month at Star Harbour is now spilling hazardous oil to the environment. Some pictures provided shows coral reefs covered with…

WE LOST A LEADER

THE country has lost one of its national leaders who was called to rest last night. Newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) for East Makira Constituency Charles Jordan Maefai died at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) after being admitted more than a week ago. Reports reaching the paper said Mr Maefai was rushed to the…

Bintan accused of attempted bribery

BAUXITE miner Bintan Mining Company (BMC) has been accused of meddling in the Renbel domestic politics as a new executive awaits to be formed. Bintan currently operates the bauxite mine on the island of Rennell. Provincial Assembly Member (MPA) for Mugihenua Ward on Rennell Island Dorry Tuhaika in a statement claimed he was offered $200,000…

Sogavare: Nothing has changed

ALTHOUGH Solomon Islands has gained its political independent for nearly 41 years now until today not much had changed. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare highlighted this during his keynote address marking the 41st Independence Anniversary celebration at the Lawson Tama, Monday. Thousands have packed the stadium to witness the occasion. He said past governments have struggled…