Road ground-breaking date set

The ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of the Kukum High Way Road Upgrading Project will start on September 14. The Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) confirmed this in a statement. MID previously set the ground-breaking ceremony for 1st September but now it has been moved to 14th next month. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will…

Parents rally for school

Please don’t close Aligegeo! Parents of Aligegeo Provincial Secondary School in Malaita have united to urge the national and provincial governments to see to the severe water problem at the school. The school’s water situation has reached critical level, with warning by the school principal that he will close down the school in two weeks’…

Aligegeo faces early closure

ALIGEGEO Provincial Secondary School in Malaita Province is closing down its doors in the next two weeks as a result of the ongoing water crisis affecting the school for the last 10 years. The source supplying water to the entire school was diverted by natural causes leaving nothing to pump into the water supply system.…

Roy gives evidence in false pretence trial

EVIDENCE of the woman accused of obtaining more than $40, 000 from a businessman under false pretence has been completed Friday. Cathy Roy will be calling two other witnesses which the court will hear their evidences on Tuesday next week. She is standing trial for one count of conversion and five counts of false pretence…

BAD LUCK!

Newly bought ship heading here run aground in Fiji A TONGAN registered marine vessel heading to the Solomons ran aground in Fiji and remained stuck there since last weekend. The ship was believed to be the one purchased by Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) Constituency through an agent in Honiara. Reports from Fiji said the vessel, MV Sitka,…

Batuna Memorial clinic opens

A $1.5 MILLION modern health facility was officially unveiled at Batuna Adventist Vocational School in Marovo, Western province on Wednesday. Called the Batuna Memorial clinic, the project comes under the Adopt a Clinic health program of the Seventh Day Adventist church in the pacific. The initiative to establish a clinic at Batuna was born out…

Central qualifies for $4m

CENTRAL islands province will receive $4million in funding after they qualified for the Government’s Provincial Capacity Development Fund (PCDF) 2016. Provincial premier, Patrick Vasuni said this in an interview with the Solomon Star, Thursday. “It is indeed a big achievement for Central islands province to qualify for this money,” Mr Vasuni said. He said that…

Central Speaker calls for support

THE Central Islands provincial speaker, John Bosamata, is appealing to everyone in the province to work together with the newly elected premier Patrick Vasuni to move the province forward. Mr Bosamata said that it is good that everyone must work in unity to serve the interest of the province. “I want to appeal to everyone…

Central’s new executive next week

THE newly elected Central provincial premier Patrick Vasuni will announce his executive line-up next week. Speaking to the paper MrVasuni said, at the moment he is still doing consultation amongst his members. “It is quite challenging for me to select who to take the portfolios seeing that nine members are supporting the motion,” Mr Vasuni…