Villagers: We want more mobile towers

VILLAGERS of east Makira are calling on the telecommunication companies in the country to seriously consider establishing of more towers in their communities. They said that, they have seen the importance of communicating through mobile phones in rural Makira so they need more cellular phone coverage. The Solomon Star understands that the only towers that…

MPs told to help develop Kirakira

MEMBERS of Parliament (MPs) for the four constituencies of Makira/Ulawa Province are being told to work together in developing the capital, Kirakira. This was raised by a local Kirakira resident Simon Waki. “Today, Kirakira is lacking what other provincial capitals in the country are having in terms of development. “There are no proper wharf, market…

Opposition accuses PM

… Of interfering with airport tender process THE Parliamentary Opposition has again hit out again at Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare for alleged meddling with the Central Tender Board (CTB) formal process over the airport contract. This is in relation to the tender bids for the maintenance and cleaning services under the Ministry of Communication and…

Enoch crowned 2015 Miss Solomon

Miss Mokolo Enterprise’s Deanne Enoch has been crowned Miss Solomon Islands 2015 -2016. She took the Miss Solomon crown after winning the 2015 Pageant Show on Saturday night. “I am so happy and humbled to be the winner,” she told the Solomon Star after her victory.  “This surely pays of the many hard works and…

‘There was no negotiation’

THE MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Milner Tozaka has denied any negotiation with Fiji government to resolve the air service agreement between Solomon Airlines and Fiji Airways in January this year. This came after chairman for Public Accounts Committee, Rick Hou told Parliament that the air-service agreement with Fiji, Papua New Guinea and…

Moves to address land issues in Malaita

The Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government will carry out a major traditional boundary demarcation exercise program in Malaita Province next year. National Consultant for Land Reform in the Office of the Prime Minister Genesis Kofana revealed in an  interview this week. “This exercise will cost taxpayers money approximately worth $1million that is for Malaita…

Prosecution ordered to provide disclosures

PROSECUTION has been ordered to disclose brief of the case of the four people charged in relation to the Mbike Island shooting before December 7. The matter came before Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika yesterday and was further adjourned. There has been a change of prosecutor after Nelson Dhita, who used to take carriage of this…

Magistrate blame lawyers for case delays

PRINCIPAL Magistrate Jim Seuika yesterday raised concerns again on the delay of cases due to absences of lawyers in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. He said it seems that the Public Solicitor’s Office prioritise high court matters than those in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. He expressed his concern after vacating the trial of a juvenile because…