Tina hydro tender out again

THE government again issued an invitation for pre-qualification to develop the 20-MW Tina River hydroelectric project on a build-own-operate-transfer basis. Pre-qualification documents may be obtained until September 27, with responses due October 31. The government previously called for expressions of interest by July 31 and June 12 from firms to develop Tina River. It plans…

Workers head out to NZ

AS the orchards of New Zealand become ready for harvesting more and more of our local workers are now heading overseas to join hundreds of other Pacific Islanders in harvesting fruits from various farms and orchards. Fifteen seasonal workers recruited  under the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE)  bound for the shores of the New…

Enjoying the wisdom of Solomon

A TRADE delegation from the Solomon Islands visited Australia recently, keen to promote their country as a top destination in the Pacific. The group met with various cruise companies in both Sydney and Brisbane to discuss opportunities to bring passengers to explore the islands next year with plans to redevelop and modernise Honiara wharf. Traveltalk…

Sunaone: I can make a better PM

A FORMER politician and intending candidate says he can make a better prime minister. Jackson Sunaone was responding to the current media debate as to who should be the next prime minister. “All I can say is I can make a better prime minister,” Mr Sunaone, brother of Solomon Mamaloni, one of the country’s former…

Former MPs face arrest

AS many as 26 former Members of Parliament (MP) in the last House are under active police investigation, with the arrest of two being imminent, sources close to the police investigation have revealed. They say this is part a clean-up campaign being waged by new Police Commissioner, Frank Prendergast, who declared upon taking up office…

Nauru officers in final phase of training

SIX Nauru police officers who have undergone a public order management (POM) training program at the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) academy are into their final part of their training after successfully completed the theory part of the training on Wednesday. Police chief Frank Prendergast said RSIPF is privileged to host the Nauruans and…

New fire station on the pipeline

A PLAN is now under consideration to build a fire station within the Honiara city. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast revealed this while answering a question by the Solomon Star.  Mr Prendergast said the RSIPF is looking to improve the fire brigade and build a new fire station. “We are looking at improving the fire brigade…

Officer sideline over accident

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has disciplined one of its PRT officers following a traffic accident at Kukum and Kaibia heights in Honiara over the weekend. Police have conducted an investigation into the matter and had sideline the officer involved on interdiction measures.    Police investigation continues. – Police Media

Police convoy attacked

TWO Guadalcanal provincial police vehicles have been badly damaged after they were attacked at Tetere over the weekend. The vehicles were stoned at the crime scene when police attended a robbery incident. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast confirmed the incident saying it was an unwanted community behaviour which he calls on the communities around the area…

Six parties process application

The Solomon Islands Political Parties Commission (SIPPC) has so far processed applications for registration from six political parties. And the Commission’s Registrar, Calvin Ziru said three other political parties have submitted their applications for registration which are being processed. While the Commission has released the names of the political parties whose applications for registration have…