Kouhota is new court judge

A NEW High Court Judge was sworn-in at the Government House last Friday. Justice Emmanuel Kouhota was sworn-in as one of the latest puisne judges of the High Court of Solomon Islands. The ceremony was conducted by Governor-General Sir Frank Kabui in the presence of the Chief Justice, Sir Albert Palmer, Judges of the High…

School ordered to demolish building

PERCH School in east Honiara has been ordered to demolish a building it is currently constructing for its library. This was because the school failed to get approval from the Honiara City Council. The Town and Country Planning Board served the school with the notice to demolish the property on February 8. “The development of…

New SIPA board briefed

THE newly appointed Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) board got a briefing this week from the authority’s management. Sources informed the Solomon Star CEO Colin Yow and his did a presentation to update new chairman Billy Titiulu and his board. Ministry of Infrastructure Development Permanent Secretary, Henry Murray confirmed the board was briefed on Tuesday.…

Tina Hydro on track

TINA River Hydro is on track for the signing of a power purchase agreement in 2016. Minister responsible for Energy and Rural Electrification David Day Pacha confirmed this in a brief update on the project, which is located in central Guadalcanal. “Tina River Hydro is the single most important project for renewable energy in my…

Theatres to reopen

HEALTH minister Dr Tautai Angikimua Kaitu’u says the operating theatres at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) that were closed since last December will reopen on Monday. Dr Kaitu’u disclosed this in the facebook page of Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII). “I was briefed by the permanent secretary and CEO of the hospital on the situation…

Tina Hydro on track

TINA River Hydro is on track for the signing of a power purchase agreement in 2016. Minister responsible for Energy and Rural Electrification David Day Pacha confirmed this in a brief update on the project, which is located in central Guadalcanal. “Tina River Hydro is the single most important project for renewable energy in my…

Theatres to reopen

HEALTH minister Dr Tautai Angikimua Kaitu’u says the operating theatres at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) that were closed since last December will reopen on Monday. Dr Kaitu’u disclosed this in the facebook page of Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII). “I was briefed by the permanent secretary and CEO of the hospital on the situation…

Holmes is new airline chair

NATIONAL carrier Solomon Airlines has a new board. It is chaired by Austin Holmes, who replaces outgoing chairman Denton Rarawa. The board held its first meeting Tuesday this week, according to Solomon Airlines insiders. It was not clear what was discussed in the first meeting, but according to one source, the chief executive officer’s job…