Ramohia says ‘Dalgro given road contract’

MALAITA premier Peter Ramohia says his executive was told Dalgro was awarded the contract to upgrade and tar-seal roads in Auki. Mr Ramohia said Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) Moses Virivolomo relayed the news to him and his executive members during a meeting in Honiara last week. “During the meeting, Mr…

Flood victims call for intervention

A MEMBER of the displaced victim of April flood has appealed to responsible leaders to intervene and sort out the ongoing land dispute at April Hill in East Honiara. Speaking to the Solomon Star, a 63 year old man who wants to remain anonymous due to security reasons claimed the conflict over landownership at April…

Community helpers end training

BE confident because you are a very important asset of the governments’ structure in the Rural Development Programme to support our rural communities. This was highlighted by the Under Secretary Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination Roy Mae. He was speaking during the closing of the second training for Technical Community Helper (TCH) yesterday…

Law enforcement officers to take oath

ABOUT 50 law enforcement officers from Honiara City Council (HCC) will take their oath of allegiance next week. The ceremony will be the first ever for the division and would take place at the Honiara City Council chamber on Monday, 10am. Robert Madeo, head of law enforcement division within the Honiara City Council (HCC) confirmed…

Wogasia festival kicks off weekend

THE Wogasia festival on Santa Catalina in Makira/Ulawa Province will kick off this Sunday. George Ipileni, coordinator for Catalina Cultural Centre told the Solomon Star from  SantaCatalina yesterday that the two days event will be staged on a small coral island in Santa Catalina. Mr Ipileni said the preparation towards the annual festival is underway…

Australia awards scholarship application closing

The 2016 Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships (AAPS) which is currently accepting applications from Solomon Islanders and who are interested in studying abroad at selected Pacific universities will soon close. A statement from the Australian Government yesterday said, the scholarships will provide successful applicants with the skills and knowledge to drive change and influence economic and…

Choral festival returns

Pasifika Events in collaboration with Solomon Voices is underway with preparations for the upcoming “Our Telekom Solomon Island Choral Festival 2015” an event launched last year aimed at bringing together students from around Honiara and across the country to form an immense choir that performs inspirational songs and dances for three nights. This is an…

Manele questions gov’t over budget

THE Leader of Opposition Jeremiah Manele has questioned the Government as to why the implementation of the ‘People’s Budget’ has been very slow. With only five months left before the end of the 2015 financial year, MrManele said people are waiting for the much needed services to be delivered. “After all it is called the…

RAMSI, Australia commended for new police station

Malaita Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Alfred Uga has acknowledged RAMSI and the Australian government for their support in the construction of the new Auki Police headquarter. Speaking at the official opening and handing over ceremony yesterday PPC Alfred Uiga said, the Police office building was built early last year and it was a joy to…

Former Punjas workers jailed for stealing goods

TWO former employees of Punjas Solomon Limited who stole cartons of cooking oil from the company have been sentenced to four months imprisonment yesterday. This followed the guilty pleas entered by Eric Ramo and John Liuga on a previous court appearance to the charge of larceny by servant. Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi when handing down…