Former SSPM hits out at games spending

MUAKI: THAT’S TOTAL WASTE By ANDREW FANASIA FORMER special secretary to three previous prime ministers Andrew Muaki has called on the Government to prioritise public expenditure. Muaki, who now resides in Brisbane, Australia, said the Government seems to spend tax payer’s money carelessly. He expressed these in the wake of the Government’s decision to spend $9.65…

RSIPF attends two deaths in Honiara

Investigators of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Honiara have attended to the death of two adult men at separate locations in the capital city over the weekend. Acting Director of the National Criminal Investigation Department (NCID), Superintendent Patricia Leta said on Sunday 23 June 2019, a joint investigation team comprising of investigators…

SANBIS RESORT ROW

Landowners want foreign owner to leave island By ANDREW FANASIA A WELL-KNOWN holiday resort in Western Province is facing closure after landowners took legal action to evict its foreign owner over alleged land-lease breaches. Sanbis Resort is located on Babanga island, a seven-minute boat ride from provincial capital Gizo. Opened in 2005 by its Swiss…

Kwarea CHS hosts cultural event

Kwarea Community High School (CHS) in Malaita Province successfully hosts its fifth school cultural day under the theme ‘Culture Revitalization.’ The school is situated in the border of Fataleka and West Kwara’ae. The school first hosted the event back in 2015. Kwarea CHS pupils last Thursday put on another great show as they danced, sang…

Airbus grounded, awaits parts 

SOLOMON Airlines Airbus A320 was grounded since Sunday in Honiara after it developed a mechanical problem. As a result many passengers were left stranded after their flights were disrupted. Solomon Airline Commercial Manager Colin Sigimanu told the Solomon Star on Monday, they are waiting for the spare-parts to arrive sometimes today or tomorrow so that their…

Students encouraged to plant more trees

STUDENTS are encouraged to plant more trees. Japanese volunteer Honami Kanehori, 24, made the suggestion as she prepares to leave the country after completing her three-year assignment. “I wish to encourage students across the country to plant more trees as their contribution to preserving your country’s forests,” Kanehori, who had worked at Botanical Garden during…

MPs WARNED ABOUT FUND

MEMBERS of Parliament (MPs) in the 11th House have been warned against the manipulation of the Rural Constituency Development Fund (RCDF). The warning was issued by the newly elected MP for Marovo Constituency, Chachabule Amoi. Mr Amoi said that most officials are more interested in manipulation of the RCDF than focusing on their role as…

Park welcomes Munda airport opening

VISITING Eagon Group of Companies Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has welcomed the opening of the newly serviced Munda international airport in Western Province. Young-Ju Park hailed the initiative by the Government after spending the past week to visit Eagon’s operation in Arara near Viru in New Georgia. Arara is several kilometres from Munda. As of…

TSI lauds gov’t over $17M CT scan funds

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands has commended the government for listening to public outcry to resource the National Referral Hospital.  “This is welcoming news to note that the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement approved $17 million for the complex to house the Computer Tomography (CT) Scan machine,” a TSI statement said. “TSI applauds government and wishes to…