SIPA recoups deposit

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has reclaimed US$100,000 (more than SBD$700,000) its sacked chief executive officer Colin Yow deposited with an overseas firm for the purchase of a seaplane. SIPA’s interim CEO Mike Wate confirmed this to the Solomon Star. Mr Wate said the unauthorised deposited was made with Viking Canada. “I want to thank…

Facts about MV Sitka

MV Sitka is 53 years old. This is based on a fact sheet of the vessel from International Maritime Organisation (IMO) received by the Solomon Star, Tuesday. According to the information, MV Sitka was built in Denmark in 1963. However, according to casualty report from IHSF, it was in collision whilst moored with MV ‘Otuanga…

Operation to remove old bombs

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD), will be assisting personnel’s from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom, following a request from the Government of Solomon Islands to these countries, to dispose World War II ordinances and abandoned war relics from our provinces. It will be a month long…

Speaker receives motions

THE provincial speaker for Malaita province, Titus Fika says he has received two motion of no confidence over the weekend. In an interview with Solomon Star on Tuesday, Titus Fika said that one is against Premier, Peter Ramohia and another one is against provincial finance minister Joe Hereau, “Surely, I have received those two motions…

Motion to oust Ramoihia

A Motion of no confidence to oust Premier Peter Chanel Ramoihia as the leader of Malaita provincial government is looming ahead of the full assembly meeting set for this month. The Malaita provincial ruling government is expected to face the motion of no confidence this month when the full assembly meets on the 16th, 17th…