CONTRACT DEALS

Former workman tips the bucket on MID contracts A former workman in heavy equipment and plants with what is now the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) has spilled the beans on what he has come to know about how to get a contract from the Ministry. “I get really angry to see how much tax-payers’…

Women Make Majority of Early Voters 

Women were the majority of early bird voters showing up at Sasamongga, Cannan, Sepa and Malangono to cast their votes at Polling Stations as soon as they were declared open by their Presiding Officers. In Sasamongga after the presiding officer for station 1 declared it open a woman was the very first person to walk…

In court with Assumpta

Ruling on bail for alleged young arsonist, Wednesday Man denies raping woman, 24 Sent sub, mitigation next on grand-uncle’s matter   Ruling on bail for alleged young arsonist, Wednesday RULING on a bail application made for a 19 year-old man facing several arson charges will be made in court on Wednesday. John Lesapa, 19, was…

MUP assembly repeals Ward Development Authority Ordinance

The Makira Ulawa Provincial Premier, Julian Maka’a has informed visiting Minister of Provincial Governments and Institutional Strengthening, Rollen Seleso that the Makira Ulawa Provincial Assembly had repealed the Ward Development Authority under the Community Governance Ordinance. And he said the MUP Assembly has replaced it with Ward Development Committees. Mr. Maka’a said a provincial planning…

Australia AstraZeneca Vaccine approved

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare announced that the National Medicines and Therapeutic Committee have approved the AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured in Australia to be used in Solomon Islands.  Sogavare said this Australian manufactured AstraZeneca vaccine uses the exact same formula to the AstraZeneca vaccine that we had received from India through the COVAX facility.  “The Australian manufactured…

STAY OUT!

Concerned citizen warns public THE public must at all time stay out from the site when Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) unearths the unexploded ordinance (UXOs). Speaking to this paper a concern elder who wants his name withheld said he is aware that during the operation to remove the UXOs…

Water shortage hits parts of Gizo 

PARTS of the Western Provincial capital of Gizo is facing acute water shortage and is worsening by the week. This is due to the ongoing dry weather condition currently affecting the island for over two weeks. A concerned Gizo resident, Titus Billy told the Solomon Star yesterday that for over two weeks very little rain…