Undersea cable to be sourced from Sydney

The undersea cable project proposed for Solomon Islands will have its source from Sydney in Australia, where it can support high speed communications for over 70% of the Solomon Islands population, says the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Solomons Oceanic Cable Company Robin Russell. Confirming this to the Solomon Star yesterday Mr Russell stated that…

Biche community hit by landslide

A remote village community in Biche, Gatokae, Morovo Lagoon, Western province escaped catastrophic disaster when they were suddenly awoken by a huge land slide and flash flooding about 2am Sunday morning. Reports reaching the paper said, the biggest from several landslides experienced in the pass just stopped less than 2 meters from their houses. Two…

Dam at risk

Downstream communities warned to stay alert incase of a spill WATER level at the Gold Ridge tailings dam on Central Guadalcanal is reportedly rising following days of heavy downpour posing a threat to communities living downstream. Reports reaching the Solomon Star last Tuesday claimed the water level has reached the top of the wall during…

Fishermen missing

POLICE officers from Auki and Atori with the help from surrounding communities of Kwai-Ngongosila are still searching for two fishermen who went missing over the weekend. The duo was believed to be brothers that set out to fish behind the Leili Island last Saturday. Reports reaching this paper said the search is still on at…

No payment, project halt

CONSTRUCTION on the new Guadalcanal Provincial headquarter in Bahai, East Honiara came to a halt on Thursday after the province failed to settle its outstanding bill worth $92, 000 with the contractor. As a result workers from M.S Finjay building construction company ceased work last week. Deputy Director of the construction company Lence Tangosia claimed,…

‘Msg denied us’

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) claimed that Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) failed their words when they elevated Indonesia to an associated member while granting ULMWP observer status. This was revealed at the closing of the MSG 20th summit at the Heritage Park Conference Centre during a press conference with the West Papuan…

Liquor ban lift turns sour

AS the liquor ban was lifted on Saturday, the capital has experienced a noisy and disturbing atmosphere as drunkards patrolling the streets and communities causing public annoyances. Reports reaching this paper said, that pubs and bottle shops in Honiara were very busy with people buying alcoholic beverages after the lift of the liquor ban. The…

Call to open up Lomlom

Traveling passengers Temotu province are calling on the government, aviation, Solomon Airlines and Temotu province to quickly step in to allow flights operating on the new Lomlom airport in Reef Islands. The call was made following the suspension of flight operated by Dash-8 to Lata due to the bad state of Lata airport. A concern…

Fiberglass canoe for East Malaita

Local fishermen from East Malaita constituency in Malaita province will now go out fishing in cheaper transport with the supplies of 60 fiberglass canoe from RM fiberglass engineering last week. The canoes were funded under the Republic of China Rural Development Fund allocated for fishing project within East Malaita constituency. Member of Parliament Manasseh Maelanga…