Runway surface testing soon

A test flight to Lomlom airport will be conducted this month says the director of civil aviation. George Satu told the Solomon Star upon arrival from Lomlom on Wednesday that testing of runway surface will be done this month. “Flight test for the Lomlom runway surface will be done anytime of this month.” Its either…

More PNG firms investing here

MORE than 20 Papua New Guinea (PNG) companies are operating in the Solomon Islands as part of the two countries continuous strengthening of relationship in terms of trade and investment. This was highlighted during a celebration to mark PNG’s 39th independence anniversary on Tuesday at Heritage Park Hotel. Attending the ceremony was the country’s caretaker…

Strong lead for Fiji’s Bainimarama

RNZI: The party of Fiji’s prime minister Frank Bainimarama holds a commanding lead based on provisional results in the country’s landmark election. Votes from more than half the polling stations have been tallied and after 12 hours of counting FijiFirst has 60 percent of the vote. Its nearest rival Sodelpa, which has its foundations in…

Workers boycott

The continuing financial woes causing the hiccup to Malaita’s provincial government’s direct employees since last week has forced workers to boycott work on Tuesday. Workers told the Solomon Star that due to the continuous delay and unfulfilled promisesby the province they have to call-off all duties until their salaries are paid. “We will return to…

Bobongi faces judgment

THE fate of the former Central Bank officer Philip Bobongi will be decided soon. The prosecution and the defence counsel have already presented their closing submissions on Monday before Justice Leonard Maina. Bobongi was accused of stealing more than $1.7 million of the bank’s muted notes. No specific date has been fixed for Bobongi’s judgment…

High Court on vacation

The High Court is currently on a two-week vacation. This means that its registry office will open only for an hour in the mornings from 9am to 10am and in the afternoon from 1pm to 2pm. A notice was pinned up at the entry of the High Court registry office informing the public of the…

Haomae election claims unconfirmed

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs denies media reports that two Solomon Islands diplomats have resigned to contest in the upcoming National General Elections. But a Ministry senior executive did confirm the Solomon Islands Ambassador to Taiwan, Laurie Chan, had indeed resigned to contest the elections. He however said he has not heard nor seen any…