West Rennell taskforce

Dear Editor – Allowing me space again in your column so that I can respond to A. Jones regarding the above article, in Star Issue No.5952 on Thursday 20/08/15. I am sorry for him that he falls short to understand the points that I have raised in my article on 19th /08/2015. In fact my…

Need more road contractors in Temotu

NINE contractors are currently engaged in maintenance of roads in Temotu Province. The National Transport Fund (NTF) Secretariat and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development  have jointly confirmed this Under Secretary Technical of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development,Jimmy Nuake said four new contractors newly engaged on road works as of June this year had…

Materials for damaged Tikopia clinic delivered

WORK on the reconstruction of the only area health centre in Tikopia in Temotu province is set to kick off after building materials were delivered last week. Member of Parliament (MP) for VATUD Freda Tuki Soriacomua personally delivered the materials. The area health centre was damaged by the recent cyclone Pam.                                                      Apart from the reconstruction…

New clinic for Utupua proposed

PEOPLE living on the Island of Utupua in Temotu province will soon have a new permanent clinic building thanks to their Member of Parliament (MP) Freda Tuki Soriacomua. The MP for VATUD made the vow during a meeting held with the Temotu Provincial Government (TPG) health division fortnight ago at the Provincial office headquarter, Lata.…

VATUD seals deal with Temotu health authorities

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for VATUD Constituency has struck a deal with the Temotu provincial health authority to improve health services within the constituency. MP Freda Tuki Soriacomua met with the health officials fortnight ago before going on a constituency tour. During the meeting with the health authority in Lata, she asked for their help…

Ministers unhappy

They were not consulted about reshuffling CABINET ministers who have been reshuffled last week are unhappy about their removal. Sources close to ministers concerned told the Solomon Star the recent swapping of portfolios does not go down well with the few ministers. Those reshuffled include former Minister for Forestry; Bodo Dettke had been reshuffled as…

Gov’t must deliver, insists Opposition

THE Prime Minister must deliver his Government’s promise to the people of Solomon Islands especially the promise made to Malaita province. That’s the call issued by the Parliamentary Opposition Group yesterday in a statement.  The Opposition Group said, as a responsible watchdog they have no intention or whatsoever to discredit the efforts taken by the…

Land reform summit, Wednesday

A CONFERENCE focusing on Land Reform in the Solomon Islands is set to take place on Wednesday 26th August 2015 at the Forum Fisheries Agency Conference Centre. Land Reform is a key priority for the Solomon Islands government and Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will be reiterating the importance of land in the opening speech at…

Chief refutes claim

BURNS creek community chairman, John Seti Iromea had categoryly denied involvement of his people in damaging water supply pipe lines in the area last week. Mr Iromea however, pointed out that some water supply pipe lines may have been damaged by angry residents over disconnections carried out by officials from Solomon Water Last week Solomon…

Orange Day marked here

FAMILY Support Centre (FSC) marked the United Nations campaign to end violence against women, known as Orange Day, Tuesday. Orange falls on August  25th to promote women’s rights and raised awareness on violence against them. The event was marked with decorations of printed banner and tables displaying pamphlets of family violence at the front gate…