Malaita projects set to roll out this month

WORK on major infrastructure projects in Malaita province will begin this month following the recent formalisation of contracts between relevant Government Ministries and Contractors. These projects include the Auki Road Sealing project, Fiu Bridge Emergency works, Busurata-Okwala Road rehabilitation and Emergency Works on the North Road while scoping work for major rehabilitation for North Road,…

Hakatingisa’a: Well done Sasako

Out spoken Rennell landowner Pautangata Hakatingisa’a commends the series of investigative report produced by Alfred Sasako to expose Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) in the media. Speaking to this paper yesterday Hakatingisa’a applauded the reports by stating Renbell people owes him so much in his efforts to put things right under the laws of this…

Businesses urged to take precaution

BUSINESS houses at Ranadi, Kukum, and Central Honiara are urged to take precautions due to the increasing number of break-ins being reported to police. Acting Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga encouraged business owners at those locations to ensure their premises are properly secured to reduce break-ins. Ms Matanga told the media last Thursday police are continuing…

Youth jailed for nine years

THE High Court has sentenced the young man who confessed to the murder of a young diplomat outside of the Central Market in 2012 to nine years imprisonment. Justice Francis Mwanesalua imposed a starting point of 12 years imprisonment for the 20 year-old accused. This was after he considered submissions from both the prosecution and…

Artificial cave razed to ashes

One of the spectacular scenery display structures of the Festival of Pacific Arts, the artificial cave, had been razed by fire into ashes, Friday. The structure, which was part of the diverse cultural displays when Solomon Islands hosted the festival in 2012, was burnt to the ground.. A fire service spokesman told the Sunday Star…

PM reshuffles ministers

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare had reshuffled some ministers of his cabinet. In a statement issued, Mr Sogavere said the former Minister for Forestry, Bodo Dettke had been reshuffled as the new Minister for Tourism. He will be replaced by Bartholomew Parapolo MP for Gela constituency. In other changes former minister for Agriculture and Livestock Augustine…

Protest over Ports fee

TRANSPORT operators using the domestic wharf yesterday staged a protest infront of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) head office following a change in the way entry fee is being charged. Previously, vehicles are being charged $5 per day to enter the domestic wharf area anytime through the day to drop or pick up passengers…