Tina Hydro on track

TINA River Hydro is on track for the signing of a power purchase agreement in 2016. Minister responsible for Energy and Rural Electrification David Day Pacha confirmed this in a brief update on the project, which is located in central Guadalcanal. “Tina River Hydro is the single most important project for renewable energy in my…

Theatres to reopen

HEALTH minister Dr Tautai Angikimua Kaitu’u says the operating theatres at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) that were closed since last December will reopen on Monday. Dr Kaitu’u disclosed this in the facebook page of Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII). “I was briefed by the permanent secretary and CEO of the hospital on the situation…

Holmes is new airline chair

NATIONAL carrier Solomon Airlines has a new board. It is chaired by Austin Holmes, who replaces outgoing chairman Denton Rarawa. The board held its first meeting Tuesday this week, according to Solomon Airlines insiders. It was not clear what was discussed in the first meeting, but according to one source, the chief executive officer’s job…

Toilet issue at airport resolved

Privacy concerns at the Honiara International Airport Arrival Rest rooms has been solved. This was confirmed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Aviation and Communication Moses Virivolomo yesterday. Mr Virivolomo said over the past days the contractor had been working hard to get the job done which saw the men’s toilet fixed and…

Legislation to deal with drink-drive attitude

POLICE is working closely with the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs (MJLA) to establish new laws to address the poor attitude of drink-driving. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast told the media on Thursday during its weekly press conference. He said people intoxicated with alcohol while driving vehicles is a serious threat to the lives of…

New ACOM Archbishop election today

MEMBERS of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) in the country are on the edge, as the provincial Electoral Board of Members meet to elect their sixth archbishop today. In an interview with the ACOM’s communication officer Aldrin Peloko, he said that Provincial Electoral Board of Members is now at the headquarters of the sisters…

LCC to probe $15,000 bribe

NEWLY appointed Chairman of the Leadership Code Commission (LCC) Solomon Kalu says his office will probe into allegations of $15,000 bribery payment to Naha Police officers by the Member of Parliament for Lau Baelelea, Augustine Auga. He said if the allegations were true, it would amount to a breach of code of conduct by both…