Soldiers remains repatriated

THE remains of US soldiers who have fallen during World War ll battle in Solomon Islands have been fare-welled before being repatriated home last Sunday. Minister of Foreign Affairs, and External Trade, Milner Tozaka extended good wishes to the relatives of the fallen soldiers. In a simple ceremony honoring the soldiers, held at the Honiara…

Ministers reshuffled

Two Cabinet Ministers have ben reshuffled early this week by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare before leaving for New York. Government Communication Unit reported that this is part of his ongoing approach to utilize the capability of his Ministers in other portfolios. The new changes saw Minister of Communication and Aviation Commins Mewa being swapped with…

Oti denies Skyline

High Commissioner refutes gov’t claim THE country’s high commissioner to Fiji, Patterson Oti, has denied claims he introduced the controversial Jason Liu Tao and his Skyline Company to the government. The Prime Minister’s Office claimed the highly suspicious Asian company was introduced to them by Mr Oti. But speaking before boarding his flight for Nadi…

Helena Goldie Hospital gets support

North New Georgia Constituency has responded positively to an appeal by the Helena Goldie Hospital (HGH) School of Nursing by assisting the school with sheets of roofing iron. This is to build its administration building. About sixty (60) sheets of roofing iron were delivered to the school on Saturday, 12th September by Prima Kuku, a…

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…