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…

Chiefs want recognition

CHIEFS across the country have expressed their desire to be part of the modern governance system. Up to 10 chiefs representing the nine provinces expressed this when they met the Minister for National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace, Samson Maneka, in Honiara on Wednesday. “We wanted chiefs as traditional leaders to be recognized in our modern…

Landowners sell machines away

LANDOWNERS of east Fataleka, Malaita, reportedly sold the majority of machinery left in their care by Hoylake Nominees Pty Ltd from Australia without the company’s permission. These landowners were part of the rural economic development project being conducted by Evita Solomon Ltd from August2013 to August 2015. The machines first landed in Ro’ole lands during…