Rock Haven responds to report

The management of Rock Haven Inn has hit back expressing disappointment at a report which criticised Solomon Islands Red Cross officials for being accommodated at the Inn. The report appeared last Tuesday in the Solomon Star. In a statement last week the management said it was disappointed with the report and the paper which had…

New seaport project will be a regional maritime hub

The completion of the Honiara seaport facility project that was signed this week between the Solomon Islands’ government and Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will make Honiara to become one of the region’s maritime hubs. With the signing of the project’s grant agreement this week, it signals the start of the project’s construction phase that…

Wale commended making a bold stand

A Honiara resident has commended the Member of Parliament for Aoke Langalanga Honourable Mathew Wale for his bold and courageous stand to question the ministers of fisheries and police about last year’s bech-de-mer consignment that was later removed from the ministry of fisheries. MP Wale posed the question to MP Alfred Ghiro and MP Chris…

Mataniko rehabilitation to be launched

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Multi-million landmark plaza ready for tenants

The controversial business complex at Town Ground, West Honiara which is now called ‘Landmark Plaza’ has finally got its occupancy permit last week. The permit was issued by the Honiara city council environmental health division following the Town and Country Planning board’s resolution last week. Documents have confirmed approvals from the division of planning and…

Bill heavily criticised, passed second test

THE controversial Political Parties Integrity Bill 2014 made it through the second reading despite heavy criticisms. Opposition Leader Dr Derek Sikua ensured the second passage was tested when he interrupted the speaker in accordance with standing order 42, which calls for division. The speaker announced its second passage when 25 members supported the Bill, only…

Why flood victims insist

Leni says repeat of Western and Temotu tsunami problems likely FLOOD victims do not demand money from the government according to interim chairman of the Flood Victims Taskforce Committee Jeffrey Leni. Speaking exclusively to the Solomon Star about the plight of flood victims, Mr Leni said the victims want relocation and fair rehabilitation. “We initially…

Multi-million dollar project

Honiara’s multi-million seaport expansion project is set to start after the signing of the exchange notes and grant agreement (EN/GA) yesterday in Honiara. The project secures a total grant of ¥ 2,681,000,000.00 Japanese Yen (SBD$190 million) for its construction works by the Japanese government that will now begin. This follows the signing of the projects…

Malaita leaders urged to lure Malaitans home

A thread on renowned face book page Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) urging Malaitans to return has attracted overwhelming support from members. Vice president of FSII Ishmael Nori raised the issue because endemic problems in Honiara are often attributed to Malaitans. “It’s time all Malaitan leaders, both national and provincial level come out of their…

Police remain on high alert

The Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) Acting Police Commissioner Madam Juanita Matanga, have urged the people of Honiara in particular, to continue and keep the peace despite the situation on Friday that have shaken our country and disturbed the peace our people have enjoyed over the years. In a statement yesterday police said they…