Biological survey starts today

A TWO weeks first ever biological survey on the highest mountain in Solomon Islands will begin today. A statement from the Solomon Islands Community Conservation Partnership said, about 40 national, regional and international biodiversity experts will carry out flora and fauna surveys on Mount Popomanacheu in the hinterland of Central Guadalcanal from September 8-23. The…

Cattle on the move

The Democratic Collation for Change (DCC) Government is committed to reviving the cattle industry in the country says the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Dudley Kopu. Mr Kopi said, reviving the cattle industry in the country is one of the priority areas that the government of the day is prioritising as it keen to see…

Order to export illegal harvest

High court ruling to export illegally harvested round logs sets bad precedence, says forestry watchdog   The High Court has allowed a shipment of illegally-harvested round logs to leave the country, setting “a dangerous precedence” for the industry, the judiciary and politics in this country, the Solomon Forest Association has warned. In a statement questioning the…

Tao may have gone

Skyline director nowhere to be seen A CHINESE man who left an unpaid bill of more than $87,000 with Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara is believed to have slipped out of the country. Jason Liu Tao, of Skyline Investment Group, checked into the hotel on July 4 and was supposed to check out on 31…

City council goes tough

Major crackdown on illegal buildings underway THE Honiara City Council (HCC) says it is taking tougher measures to crackdown on illegal buildings within the city boundary. Honiara City Lord Mayor, Alfrence Fatai said the council had resorted to take tougher action to quell and put a stop to illegal settlements springing up all over the…

Gov’t urged to deport Tao

THE Parliamentary Opposition has called for the investigation, arrest and deportation of Skyline Investment Group director Jason Liu Tao. This followed a Solomon Star front page report that Mr Tao has owed Heritage Park Hotel more than $87,000 hotel bills, while one of his associates Pan Yan Bing who has also already left the country,…