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…

Group wants PM removed Lilo rubbishes call

THE Joint Civil Society Groups & Concerned Citizens (JCSG & CC) “strongly” calls on parliament to immediately table “and duly pass” a motion-of-no-confidence on the Prime Minister. Interim chairman Barnabas Henson said there is lack of honesty, transparency, and accountability to the people of Solomon Islands by the Prime Minister. Mr Henson said that has…

Landowners condemn use of resources

A GROUP of East Kwara’ae landowners in Malaita Province has condemned responsible authorities funding and maintaining the East Malaita road for what they claimed as “free extraction of gravel from their land”. The 13 Kilometer long East road is currently being repaired and maintained by the Trades Transformation Construction Company. However, throughout their maintenance work,…

Voters keep kits, demand refund

REPORTS have surfaced of a group of Lau Baelelea voters holding onto seven registration kits and generators, following non payments of registration officer’s usage of their (voters) resources and services during the 40-day registration period which lapsed early this month. According to reports received, those holding onto the kits and generators demanded that the Electoral…

Prayer group donates water tanks to Fa’arau community

INTERNATIONAL Prayer group IHPKC (International House of Prayer Kansas City) this week donated water tanks to Fa’arau community, Central Kwara’ae. A total of four Rotomould-made tanks along with PVC pipes were given to the community with the intension of supplying them with clean and fresh drinking water. Speaking to Solomon Star, IHPKC Pastor Rick Rupp…