Automatic Hydrometric Weather station in Tingoa

An Automatic hydrometric weather station was installed in Tingoa, West Rennell, UNDP officer in Rennell-Bellona Province confirmed to the Solomon Star. The officer revealed that the Automatic hydrometric weather station is purposely to enhance Climate early warning system and disaster preparedness at the provincial level. “The Automatic hydrometric weather station measures wind speed and wind…

LUSIBAEA: WHY I WAS SACKED

Axed minister speaks out NORTH Malaita MP Jimmy Lusibaea says he believes his strong objection to a government move to privatise Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) was the “real” reason for his recent termination as the Minister for Infrastructure Development. Mr Lusibaea, who was one of the two ministers terminated in the recent cabinet shakeup,…

PS MURRAY ARRESTED

Faces multiple charges of official corruption POLICE Task Force Janus yesterday arrested and charged the suspended Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) Henry Murray with multiple counts of official corruption. Murray’s wife was also arrested and charged with multiple counts of false pretences. The couple will appear in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court…

Swiss volunteer doctors start work in Munda

Two volunteer medical doctors from Switzerland began work at Helena Goldie Hospital in July. With the support of SolTuna and National Fisheries Developments Ltd (NFD), Dr. Chantal Ruckstuhl-Dekumbis and Dr. Erhard Ruckstuhl brought with them much needed medical equipment and technology, which they solicited from Switzerland. Chantal Ruckstuhl-Dekumbis is a paediatric physician who worked at…

Opposition urges students to behave and be good ambassadors

The Parliamentary Opposition has urged Solomon Islands’ students studying overseas to act appropriately and be good ambassadors of the country. The Opposition reiterated the call following a report in media by former RAMSI deputy special coordinator, Masi Lomaloma, who claimed that some Solomon Islands’ students in Fiji could not control their behaviour. The Parliamentary Opposition…

Malaita celebrates big day

MALAITA province has celebrated its 34th provincial second appointed day in Auki, Tuesday. The celebration was attended by Acting Prime Minster Manasseh Maelanga, supervising minister for Ministry of Provincial government and Institutional Strengthening Samson Maneka and his team. Speaking at the celebration Malaita provincial premier Peter Ramohia said Malaita second 2nd appointed day is not…

Lusibaea wants PM probed

PM took $5m and bought old hulk Elizabeth Ann PARLIAMENT Member of North Malaita Hon Jimmy Lusibaea calls for on an enquiry into the shipping grant received by the Prime Minister Manesseh Sogavare who is also MP of East Choiseul. In an exclusive interview yesterday Mr Lusibaea who was recently terminated by the Caucus as…