SOE here improves

SOLOMON Islands State Owned Enterprises (SOE) portfolio has undergone a dramatic turnaround since 2008. This was revealed by an Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday during the SOE forum. The reports revealed that Solomon Islands is now the most profitable portfolio in the pacific, and in the benchmark sample. “Average of amount of net income…

Villagers told to respect water project

People living in and around the Tawaiabu community in West Makira were told to take huge responsibility of the newly funded water supply project in their area. Speaking during the handing over ceremony on Monday, a representative from the Japanese Embassy in Solomon Islands emphasizes that the villagers must be responsible for taking care of…

Japan hands over water supply to Tawaiabu

Villagers of Tawaiabu community in West Makira will no longer carry water for a long distance after a handing over of a water supply project at their village early this week. The water supply project that was funded by the Japan’s Grassroots and Human Security Projects Scheme was totaled up to $521,511.90 SBD with funded…

Nation leads the region in SOE reform

SOLOMON Islands leads the region in the reform of its state-owned enterprises (SOEs), a forum heard yesterday. Asian Development Bank (ADB) revealed this during a State Owned Enterprises (SOE) forum held in Honiara.  “The finding balance 2014: Benchmarking the performance of State Owned Enterprises in Islands countries ,shows that in the last five years the…

Kola, Hunikera face court

TWO former senior police officers face the Honiara Magistrates’ Court, Tuesday, on traffic related offences. Former deputy police commissioner Walter Kola is facing one count of careless & inconsiderate driving and one count of failing to stop and report. These were in relation to the allegation on 11 April 2014, at Point Cruz when he…

Taiwanese gets conditional discharge

A TAIWANESE, who pleaded guilty to one count of common assault, has been given a conditional discharge. Sean Warren Hou, 53, had earlier denied the allegation. His matter was listed for trial twice before he decided to enter a guilty plea yesterday when it came for trial. Hou is without a lawyer after his lawyer…

Husband, wife face forgery charges

A MAN and his wife have been charged with the forgery of more than $15,000 from a private account at the Bank of South Pacific (BSP) Agent at Lata, Temotu Province. Eddie Vaurou is facing 24 counts of forgery of certain documents with intend to defraud while Doreen Sanubo faces one count of forgery with…

Kwarea road needs repair

KWARA’AE constituents residing in the mountains of the Kwarea bridge region have called for the urgent repair of that portion of road. Chairman of Namoia Community High School Enoch Idui told the Solomon Star in Auki the steep road connecting high Kwarea Bridge is very dangerous for vehicle to use. “This is a very important…