Third logger leaves Malaita without logs 

A THIRD logging company has left Malaita Province on Monday due to outstanding dues to the province. Woodland Enterprises Logging company was forced to leave on Monday without any round log.  Speaking to the Solomon Star in an exclusive interview on Tuesday, resource owner Max Bobby said Woodland Enterprises loaded its machines and left on…

Court sheriff denies bribery claim

DEPUTY Sheriff of the High Court Bobby Waleferatelia has denied bribery allegations leveled against him in Gizo, Western Province, last week. It was alleged that Waleferatelia had attempted to bribe Western Province officials when he was part of a team including a police officer, reps from the judgment creditor of the controversial KHY area in…

PM opens ICTSU’s new office 

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Monday opened the new office headquarters of the Government’s Information, Communication and Technology Support Unit (ICTSU) and its project initiatives achievements package. “We are witnessing the official launch of this magnificent office building, the Government Data Centre, ICT Technical Training and Learning labs and the ICT Five Year Strategic Plan,”…

Passengers urged to keep trash

A GIZO resident has urged passengers arriving onboard vessels from Honiara to dispose of their trash in the right place. Mary Harley Reggie, a betel nut vendor said a lot of passengers arriving at the wharf have displayed a careless attitude when it comes to disposing of their trash. “They just dump their trash into…

Solar street lights for Luangiua 

WARD 31 in Luangiua of Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) had received its first project involving street -solar lighting system last week. The project was approved by the Ward Development Committee (WDC) following a need for the community to have an improved lighting system in the community. The street -solar light system project is the first…

PM says gov’t is committed to infrastructure developments

THE Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) is committed to the development of physical and economic infrastructures to facilitate long-term growth and prosperity. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare highlighted this during his keynote address at the launch of the ICTSU’s new office headquarters and project initiatives achievements package, Monday. Over the last 12 months, the government…

Disability sector workshop here

A TWO-DAY “Disability Sector Collaboration Workshop” on accessing justice in the country is currently underway at the Mendana Hotel conference room. Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs Dr Paul Mae, who gave his remarks at the event, encouraged participants to make use of the opportunity to share ideas and strengthen partnerships…

Liloqula: stop the US$100B loan proposal

“SINCE the switch of diplomatic ties to Beijing, Transparency Solomon Islands is very much on its heels against the procurement of corrosive capitals and finances that lack transparency, accountability and most importantly people involvement.” This sentiment was echoed by Ruth Liloqula, the Executive Officer (CEO) of Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) during her remarks at a…

Wale praises PMO’s change of stance

OPPOSITION leader Mathew Wale says he’s pleased to note the new position that PMO has taken to side with CBSI and Honiara City Council regarding the pyramid scheme One Link.  This follows reports last week that during Tuesday’s caucus meeting Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare encouraged his MPs to each invest $250,000 in One Link to…