Metapona residents living in fear

People living downstream at Metapona river in North Guadalcanal are fearing for their lives and are calling on the government to allow St Barbara back to resume its operations to deal with the tailings dam. The plea was made following reports the dams are overflowing after last month’s cyclone and mass flooding. An assessment done…

Weapons’ destruction move queried

Police officers within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) are questioning the process in which RAMSI PPF has taken an attempt without the police executives’ knowledge to destroy RSIPF weapons. The corporate and logistics officers were shocked when a weapons destruction certificate was brought to their attention by a PPF officer on the 14th…

RAMSI clarifies report

Following Thursday’s front page article in the Island Sun newspaper carrying the headline:  Police Housing Scheme in Disarray by freelance journalist George the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) has clarified the report. In a statement yesterday RAMSI Special Coordinator Justine Braithwaite said: “I can confirm that the RAMSI RSIPF Housing Project was managed…

Youth acknowledges trauma &stress training

Youths attending a week-long trauma and stress training at Catholic Church in Tanagai West Honiara have acknowledged the training. At the same time they urged the ministry of peace and reconciliation (MOPR) to organise such training in communities that have high rates of social problem. Spokesperson Alfred Luiramo, 30, a youth leader from Wind Valley…

Training for constituency holders

The ministry of rural development (MRD) has facilitated a three day training workshop for small Malaita constituency stakeholders. The workshop was attended by all stakeholders who have operated development projects within the constituency. It was facilitated by Matilda Watesao, Melina Sese, and Patrick Balou Wilson the key technical people from MRD, providing technical advices and…

Contracts for road works in North West Guadalcanal

THREE companies have been awarded the contract to carryout emergency work on the affected roads on the North West Guadalcanal. In a statement yesterday, the ministry of infrastructure development (MID) said following the flash flooding on 3rd and 4th April 2014, the ministry of infrastructure development undertook to put in place three contract packages to…

KFPL experiences labour shortage

Kolobangara Forestry Products Limited (KFPL) is facing a labour shortage to carry out work in its tree plantation on Kolombangara, Western province. This came after the company continues to expand its operations this year. KFPL personal manager Mayson Nesa speaking to the Solomon Star this week said his team conducted employment awareness on Rannogah and…

Green Tourism out for fieldwork

Officials from Green Tourism Solomon Islands Ltd will go on a second trip to Roderick Bay area in West Big Gela, Central Province on Monday. This to carry out fieldwork on the proposed holiday tour package for the area. A statement from the company said the fieldwork will be conducted at the four eco-tourism properties…

Extra $6.4M needed for flood relief

THE National Disaster Management Office is seeking an extra $6.4 million from the national government to continue with its relief efforts outside of Honiara and other provinces. This was after the initial $6 million the government had allocated for relief efforts in Honiara had been used up. The need for additional funds had put more…