Kukum Highway phase 2 deal sealed

A consultancy agreement to begin consultancy services on phase two of the Kukum Highway project was signed in Honiara, Tuesday. The signing was conducted between the Solomon Islands Government and the CTI Engineering International Co. Ltd of Japan, a statement from Government Communication Unit said. Phase two of the road improvement project will start from…

Lusibaea Jnr committed to stand trial at High Court

THE driver of the vehicle that allegedly hit and killed a man outside the Island Nightclub area at Henderson in Guadalcanal last December has been committed to stand trial at the High Court. Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi handed down the decision on Tuesday, saying there was sufficient evidence against Jimmy Lusibaea Jnr on the charges of…

$53k PAYMENT

Sore: where’s the evidence?   HONIARA City Mayor and City Clerk have asked if both Councillors Reginald Ngati and Billy Abae provide their evidence for the new revelation before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) about a $53,000 payment to the Clerk on Tuesday. The new so-called revelation was revealed when both Councillors appeared before the…

PM ORDERS SECURITY STEP UP AT WESTERN BORDER

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Tuesday has ordered to further beef up surveillance at the western border. This followed the increase of number of COVID-19 cases in Papua New Guinea and neighboring Bougainville. The Prime Minister said the latest WHO report indicates an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Bougainville to around 26…

Flood damages bridge in Malaita

Kware bridge in West Fataleka, Malaita Province was partly damaged by floodwaters over the weekend. The flash flood was caused by continuous heavy rainy weather experienced in most parts of the province. A transport operator in West Fataleka Dickson Laumani said, a bridge known as ‘Small kware bridge’ in ward 5; West Fataleka has partly…

Landowner pleads for respect 

A woman landowner from Star Harbour in East Makira, Makira Ulawa Province has called on police and courts to respect owners of forests and land resources. Eunice Ruku Kamurisigea also calls on forestry authorities and foreign logging companies to render the same respect for owners of forests and land resources in the same area of…

Drone to be returned

‘But Bougainvilleans’ condemned police report’   THE police drone which was seized by the Bougainville fishermen will be returned to the Solomon Islands as soon as their leaders and police retrieved it from the fishermen in Bougainville. This was confirmed by a reliable source in Bougainville over the weekend when the Solomon Star contacted the…