New SIPA board briefed

THE newly appointed Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) board got a briefing this week from the authority’s management. Sources informed the Solomon Star CEO Colin Yow and his did a presentation to update new chairman Billy Titiulu and his board. Ministry of Infrastructure Development Permanent Secretary, Henry Murray confirmed the board was briefed on Tuesday.…

Tina Hydro on track

TINA River Hydro is on track for the signing of a power purchase agreement in 2016. Minister responsible for Energy and Rural Electrification David Day Pacha confirmed this in a brief update on the project, which is located in central Guadalcanal. “Tina River Hydro is the single most important project for renewable energy in my…

Theatres to reopen

HEALTH minister Dr Tautai Angikimua Kaitu’u says the operating theatres at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) that were closed since last December will reopen on Monday. Dr Kaitu’u disclosed this in the facebook page of Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII). “I was briefed by the permanent secretary and CEO of the hospital on the situation…

Tina Hydro on track

TINA River Hydro is on track for the signing of a power purchase agreement in 2016. Minister responsible for Energy and Rural Electrification David Day Pacha confirmed this in a brief update on the project, which is located in central Guadalcanal. “Tina River Hydro is the single most important project for renewable energy in my…

Theatres to reopen

HEALTH minister Dr Tautai Angikimua Kaitu’u says the operating theatres at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) that were closed since last December will reopen on Monday. Dr Kaitu’u disclosed this in the facebook page of Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII). “I was briefed by the permanent secretary and CEO of the hospital on the situation…

Holmes is new airline chair

NATIONAL carrier Solomon Airlines has a new board. It is chaired by Austin Holmes, who replaces outgoing chairman Denton Rarawa. The board held its first meeting Tuesday this week, according to Solomon Airlines insiders. It was not clear what was discussed in the first meeting, but according to one source, the chief executive officer’s job…

Toilet issue at airport resolved

Privacy concerns at the Honiara International Airport Arrival Rest rooms has been solved. This was confirmed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Aviation and Communication Moses Virivolomo yesterday. Mr Virivolomo said over the past days the contractor had been working hard to get the job done which saw the men’s toilet fixed and…

Legislation to deal with drink-drive attitude

POLICE is working closely with the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs (MJLA) to establish new laws to address the poor attitude of drink-driving. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast told the media on Thursday during its weekly press conference. He said people intoxicated with alcohol while driving vehicles is a serious threat to the lives of…