Malaita delegation now in town

Malaita Provincial delegation to participate in the Premiers conference in Honiara arrived in the capital yesterday. The one week conference officially starts tomorrow. The delegation is led by Premier Peter Channel Ramohia and his Provincial Secretary Rodney Fono. It includes the full Executive members of the Provincial Government. Premier Ramohia said the conference gives a…

Airline announces new service to Fiji

Solomon Airlines has announced it will commence operation of a new direct Honiara-Nadi service effective Wednesday November 4. This is still subject to Government approval. The Solomon Islands’ national carrier will utilise its flagship Airbus A320 on the route which is scheduled to operate Honiara on Wednesdays and Nadi on Thursdays. The new service builds…

No survey contract for Fiu

No surveyor has yet been contracted for the proposed Fiu Hydro Project in Malaita. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Lands & Housing Stanley Waleanisia made the clarification following social media speculation that a private surveyor has been selected. It was alleged a private surveyor was engaged for $6 million to do the job. It…

Boso told: You are not above the law

A MAGISTRATE on Friday hit out at a permanent secretary, describing her behaviour as “wayward” and acting as “someone who is above the law”. Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota delivered the hard-hitting indictment when imposing a four month suspended sentence on the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development, Selina Boso. Boso was earlier found…

Two Fijian cops to serve here

THE country’s High Commissioner to Fiji, Patteson Oti, yesterday briefed two officers from the Fiji Police force who will be posted here under RAMSI. The briefing, which focussed on “About Solomon Islands”, took place at the High Commission office in Suva in the presence of the Senior Superintendent of Fiji Police and the Director for…

New guidelines to address climate change

CLIMATE change is a particular threat to island nations thus effective adaptation is vital.  Melanesia Director for Wildlife Conservation Society Stacy Jupiter said a new analysis examines current adaptation measures in tropical Oceania had identifies guidelines for implementing resilient, ecosystem-based adaptation. Among its recommendations she said local communities should be fully involved in planning adaptation…

Malaita premier doubts DCC govt

MALAITA provincial Premier Peter Ramohia says he is now doubtful about promises of development the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) made to his province. Speaking to Solomon Star, Premier Ramohia said that he is now worried that all of DCCG’s promises to Malaita this year will amount to nothing. “DCC government since taking up…