Speaker maintains neutrality

The Malaita Assembly Speaker says he remains neutral amidst the political uproar that will likely see a motion of no confidence against the current MART ruling government. Titus Fika made the response following accusation by some provincial members claiming he is in favour of the ruling MART government. But in response Mr Fika said that…

SIPA recoups deposit

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has reclaimed US$100,000 (more than SBD$700,000) its sacked chief executive officer Colin Yow deposited with an overseas firm for the purchase of a seaplane. SIPA’s interim CEO Mike Wate confirmed this to the Solomon Star. Mr Wate said the unauthorised deposited was made with Viking Canada. “I want to thank…

Facts about MV Sitka

MV Sitka is 53 years old. This is based on a fact sheet of the vessel from International Maritime Organisation (IMO) received by the Solomon Star, Tuesday. According to the information, MV Sitka was built in Denmark in 1963. However, according to casualty report from IHSF, it was in collision whilst moored with MV ‘Otuanga…