Surveying of Noah Hill underway

A land surveying company Azimuth Surveys is contracted to undertake a topographical and cadastral survey of Noah Hill community, also known as Nine Ridges above Marble Street in Honiara.  The work has been made possible thanks to funding assistance by the Australian Government to the Ministry of Lands, Housing & Survey.  The work has already…

Mayor clarifies Naha satellite market

The Naha satellite market in Vura Ward in East Honiara has been part of a long term plan for the current Honiara City Council (HCC) administration. Mayor Wilson Mamae made the statement in response to an article published in the Solomon Star newspaper on Tuesday with regards to Vura Ward advisory committee wanting to have a…

Manele shares sympathy with NZ 

The government and people of Solomon Islands has expressed heartfelt sympathy to the government and people of New Zealand for the loss it bears as a result of the COVID-19. Foreign Affairs and External Trade Minister Jeremiah Manele extended the condolence yesterday to New Zealand High Commissioner, Her Excellency Georgina Roberts during the presentation of…

Family lost dwelling to sorcery claim

A MAN who was accused of sorcery that led to the burning of his family’s dwelling in Masupa in East Are’are, Malaita Province, has finally shared his side of the story.  Speaking exclusively to Solomon Star Auki, Ricky Riiolo said that jealousy is the source of the incident. He said on the 26th of March,…

YECSI signs partnership with NZ High Commission

The Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) and the New Zealand Government were pleased to formalise a partnership to support the development of young Solomon Islanders in a signing ceremony last week. YECSI Chairlady, Ms Millicent Barty extended her appreciation for the partnership after signing a grant funding agreement with the New Zealand High Commissioner…

Malaita’s zero tolerance on corruption 

Malaita Provincial Government is exercising zero tolerance for corrupt practices Since taking office, Malaita Alliance for Rural Advancement (MARA) government has sacked four senior workers, one female and three males for abuse of office and outright corruption. The four senior workers who received their marching orders under the current MARA government were from the Tourism…

GP gets help from PRC

The Guadalcanal Province (GP) Government on Monday received Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Embassy team in Honiara.  Those PPE were donated by the Government of Guangdong Province and Jia Shu Rong Ltd, a private company, a statement from the Guadalcanal Provincial Office said.  Guangdong Provincial Government donated 5,000 medical…

Unlicensed driver fined $4k

A MAN who confessed to traffic offences laid against him early this month has been fined a total of $4,050 yesterday in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court.  Amos Manasseh was sentenced after pleading guilty to the charges of failing to display vehicle license, motor vehicle to be licensed, motor vehicle to be insured, and driving without…