Lands, worst rated ministry

THE Public Sector Satisfaction Survey found that the public have seen positive changes over the last 18 months in the area of Information Technology and political stability. It was also found that overall services have improved since the last Financial Year from: Justice Sector (73%), Electricity Authority or Solomon Power (68%), Ports Authority (67%), Ministry of…

ANZ launches mega campaign

ANZ Solomon Islands last Friday launched its mega campaign, joining other ANZ branches across the Pacific to give its customers the opportunity to win a new brand Toyota hilux. Present to officially launch the mega campaign are Chief Executive officer (CEO) of ANZ Solomon Islands, Geoffrey Buchanan and Toyota Solomon Islands CEO, Democrito Sayman. The…

PM urged to sack under performing PAs

THE Parliamentary Opposition has reiterated its call for the Prime Minister to sack his underperformed political appointees. In a statement, the Parliamentary Opposition said the critical comments made by the Prime Minister about his disappointment with some of his political appointees for confusing their roles with that of the ministries must not be taken lightly.…

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…