Final inspection for Lomlom today

The much awaited inspection on one of the country’s newly completed airport Lomlom on Reef Islands, Temotu province is scheduled for tomorrow. Officials from the Civil Aviation Authority of the ministry of communication and aviation, Temotu provincial government and the media traveled to Lomlom this morning at 6am and will return the this evening after…

PM reassured of USP Doma Campus

PRIME Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has been reassured that work towards the establishment of the new University of South Pacific (USP) Doma Campus is progressing well. Mr Lilo was assured when he met with USP vice-chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra and Pro-Chancellor IkbalJannif in Honiara last Friday. Both USP leaders told the Prime Minister…

Work on Rennell road resumes

WORK on the 10 kilometre road on Rennell Island has resumed. Reports reaching this paper said this came after work came to halt over the past months due to lack of logistical support. When completed, the road will link villages along the Lake Tengano to the rest of Rennell Island. “Currently the project has resumed,…

OAG hails new graduates

THE Office of the Auditor General [OAG] says they were pleased to witness two of its managers graduating from the University of the South Pacific (USP) last Friday. Randall Noda and Jenny Tura were amongst 154 students who graduated at the ceremony, held at Maranatha Hall. A senior representative of the Office said that this…

PS clears the air over mining licence storm

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Weape: NCRA was a ‘disappointment’

MAKIRA-ULAWA premier Thomas Weape says the care-taker NCRA government under Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo was a “disappointment”. He said he was very disappointed the government was unable to complete the unfinished Ngorangora Airfield. Mr Weape said the government started upgrading the airfield in 2013 by building a fence around the airstrip. The government also…

Loggers still owe Malaita its dues

Malaita’s cash flow problem was made worse by lack of payment of revenue expected from logging companies, premier Edwin Suibaea says. He clarified this during an interview with the Solomon Star this week. Mr Suibaea said logging companies operating in the province owed Malaita a significant amount of revenue. It’s understood loggers were unable to…

Kirakira Hospital to resume services soon

KIRAKIRA Hospital, Makira-Ulawa, will resume full services soon, authorities there say. The hospital’s operation was suspended June this year due to water shortage and lack of space to dump hospital wastes. Health Director Dr Arnold Nguduamae said all services will resume as soon as the installation of the incinerator was done. He said the incinerator…

Logging opposition in Makira

PEOPLE related to Kahua land, in Makira-Ulawa Province, are standing up together to oppose a proposed logging operation on the island. Educated sons of the land took the action after learning a few “selfish” villagers who claimed to own the land, invited Asian logger Elite Logging to operate there. The land has not been touched…

Public stunned at officer’s conduct

THE Gizo public are stunned after last Monday night’s events which saw a senior female police officer stoning the Gizo Police Station after an argument. According to witnesses, the female officer had an argument with other officers on duty and then came out and started hauling stones at the building. Witnesses said they were stunned…