Treasure hunters peel Edson’s Ridge

The safety of national monuments and public parks are being threatened by treasure hunters and their unlicensed mining activities. Up at Bloody Ridge, it is obvious that the hills and grasslands are being mined by locals with hopes of discovering treasures buried by the Allied and Japanese Forces during their retreat. Some locals believed that…

Shanel: justice must be served

MINISTER for Communication and Aviation Peter Shanel says he wants those implicated in the audit report of the Civil Aviation Special Fund to be charged and prosecuted. Speaking to the Solomon Star in an exclusive interview, Mr Shanel stressed that those involved in awarding Civil Aviation contracts to their relatives and friends must be brought…

Reshuffled ministers to take oath

TWO reshuffled ministers who were not able to take their oaths last week have been sworn-in today at the Government House. This was confirmed by the Government House. The two were Stanley Sofu, the former minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Services, who will take up the new portfolio as minister for Infrastructure Development;…

Govt committed to submarine cable delivery

The Government is committed to providing Submarine Cable infrastructure for purposes of enhancing the national telecommunications network. A statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet said, the Prime Minister is positive that despite ongoing concerns matters will be resolved amicably. The statement added that both the Solomon Islands and Australian Governments…

Call to probe damages caused by Asian logger

A LOCAL conservationist is calling for an investigation into the legality of MEGA logging company operation in east Are’are, Malaita province. John Atitete, who run a conservation project in South Malaita, made the call after it was alleged that villagers in east Are’are feared for their environment after the logging company destroyed two hectares of…

Police urge protesters to get permit

For any protest to take place in Auki town it must first be endorsed by the Malaita provincial premier and the provincial secretary says Malaita Provincial Police Commander. David Wate was responding to a Malaita group named Isles of Ramos Peoples’ Power (IRPP) who earlier stated their intention to stage a protest against Prime Minister…

Living on the edge of climate change

The sinking island of Fanalei STANDING outside his home at Fouele settlement, Fredrick Maeaba gazes across the calm waters of Port Adam passage in the southern region of Malaita. His eyes were fixed on Fanalei Island, located some four kilometres across the waters. He was once a resident on that island. But six years ago…