Susubona wharf upgraded

Work has begun to upgrade and rehabilitate Susubona wharf on the southern shore of Santa Isabel. The Government of New Zealand is providing additional finance to upgrade the wharf which will involve the demolition of the existing wharf head and causeway and the construction of a new reinforced concrete wharf head-raised to minimize erosion caused…

SPO opens new depot in Noro

South Pacific Oil (SPO) has established a new fuel depot on Noro, Western province. The official launching of the new facility was held on Friday. Acting Premier of the Western Provincial government, Wyne Maepio officiated the launching. This is the second depot to be built in Noro. Over the years only Markwarth has fuel terminal…

PNG Chancery to open next year

Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Port Moresby says the PNG High Commission Chancery building in Honiara, is likely to open next year. The new complex is currently under construction at the Townground area, West Honiara. According to reports from the MFA, the chancery construction was initially awarded…

USP health week starts today

The University of the South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands Campus in partnership with the Ministry of Health will be hosting this year’s annual USP health week starting today. A statement from the university said the two weeks event will kick off from Monday 13th October-Thursday 23rd October. “The two weeks long event is aimed at…

Police concern over youths’ involvement in drugs

Makira/Ulawa provincial police is concerned with increasing incidence of youths using marijuana and alcohol. Makira Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Richard Hane said his office had received reports from communities regarding youths involving in alcohol and drugs. “We have received reports from communities about the increasing numbers of youths involvement in the selling of marijuana and…

Calls for Wale to explain

A Malaitian man from the Aoke Langalanga constituency, Dilly Wale, calls on out- going member of parliament, Matthew Wale, to come out and explain to the people his involvement in the mining companies on Guadalcanal. Recently Solomon Star has uncovered a report compiled by St Barbara’s legal counsel for the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to…