Fanega’s removal

PERMANENT Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury has been surprisingly removed for delaying Members of Parliament’s (MP) $400,000 terminal grant it was disclosed. Information reaching the paper said Shadrack Fanega was removed from being the PS of Finance and Treasury and replaced by Fred Fakari’i who used to look after the Ministry…

Govt gets tough on funds

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) is taking a tough stand on how it dishes out the tourism funds as of next year. Director of Tourism within the Ministry Barney Sivoro in an exclusive interview with the Solomon Star yesterday said as of 2015 tourism operators who wish to apply for the…

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…