Landowners play down Gwaunaru’u reopening

LANDOWNERS of Gwaunaru’u airport in Auki Malaita Province have continued to play down attempts by Government to re-open flight services there. Landowners continued to maintain their refusal position to sign any agreement paving the way for re-opening of flight services to the Province. Acting Permanent Secretary (PS) Ministry of Communication & Aviation (MCA) Moses Virivolomo…

Arabala opens upgraded wharf

Arabala community in Central Kwara’ae was full of excitement over the weekend after witnessing the officially opening of its upgraded wharf. Trades Transformation Company (TTC) has been engaged to upgrade the wharf which had been constructed many years ago. On Saturday the project was formally handed over to the community. The project was funded by…

APID ordered out of Renbel

RENBEL premier Collin Singamoana has ordered Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) to get out of Renbel Province. The order came after the executive cancelled APID’s provincial business licence last week. Premier Singamoana told the Solomon Star that since APID’s business licence was cancelled, the company has no right to remain in his province.  “I now…

Second warrant of arrest for Tau

THE court has issued a second warrant of arrest for a man facing fraud charges after he failed to turn up in court yesterday. John Jayson Raka Tau was first issued a warrant of arrest on 25 August 2015. This was withdrawn and he was released with strict bail condition and to appear again in…

Land dispute, threats

 …. Lead to temporary closure of Good Samaritan Hospital Good  Samaritan Hospital at Tetere, Guadalcanal Plains has now been re-opened after it was temporarily  closed on  Friday 18th September.  A press statement from the hospital management said, the chairman of the hospital board  Dr. Joel Denty, had directed the closure of the hospital services after…

New city patrol for HCC

The Honiara City Council Law Enforcement (HCC) division has received a new vehicle from the HCC Executive and management. The new vehicle, which will be used for city patrols is the second to be allocated to the division this year. Chairman of the Law Enforcement Division Cr. Charles Aiwosuga said,it has been a priority for…

PM: CRPD can be ratified

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare said Solomon Islands Government’s ratification of the international human rights treaty of the United Nations for the protection of the rights of persons with disability can be done in Solomon Islands. The Prime Minister made this remark when the President of People with Disability in Solomon Islands (PWDSI) Casper Fa’asala…

Awareness on disability

A ONE day awareness program to raise human rights of people with disabilities was organized last month in Makira Ulawa province. The program was held at Parainamaro, Wainoni area on 31st of August. A charitable group from the Catholic Church organized the event which was held at zone 1. Zone 1 communities covered areas of…

Temotu premier’s fate today

TEMOTU provincial executive members will this morning convene a meeting in Lata to discuss the fate of their current premier as to whether he will continue to lead or step down. Speaker to the Temotu Provincial Assembly Johnson Levela confirmed this from Lata in an interview with the Solomon Star. Mr Levela said,  he has…

$1.2m deal to use fuel pipe

THE Western Provincial Assembly over the weekend has signed a USD$1.2million (SBD$9m) deal with the South Pacific Oil Limited (SPOL) for the use of its pipeline in Noro, Western province. The two years contract was signed so that SPOL can use the pipeline at Noro for fuel supply purposes. The property is owned by the…