‘Bus stop shed’ plea

HONIARA City Council (HCC) has been called on to consider constructing of ‘bus stop shelters’ at the Central Market Bus bays to accommodate people from scorching sun and rain while waiting for public. The concern has been raised by a good number of passengers waiting for transport (bus) at the Central Market bus stop on…

Laws for bus operators

UNDER-SECRETARY of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID), Jimmy Nuake says that Honiara City Council (HCC) will soon come up with by-laws for bus service providers in town. Mr Nuake was responding to complaints raise by public why the buses still running the short bus route while traffic is slowly improving now. “What we…

Roboolite’e: Chiefs must be empowered

A MALAITA Chief says it is high time the government must recognise the work of chiefs in the communities. And he said Chiefs must be empowered to ensure they carry out their responsibilities effectively. Chief Frank Roboolite’e told the Solomon Star this week. “Chiefs shouldered a great responsibility in our communities yet government did little…

GP police conducts traffic operation

A JOINT traffic operation between the Guadalcanal Police and Honiara traffic police are being conducted at Burns creek in East Honiara to crack down on unlicensed drivers, expired vehicles and illegal transport providers within the G-Province boundary. This was witnessed by the Solomon Star since last week, where police officers inspect vehicles believed to be…

New bore hole for police barracks

Police officers residing at Cops Land express satisfaction after a newly drilled borehole produces water. Speaking to Solomon Star office in Auki in an interview yesterday, the Auki police operational commander Timothy Apaesi who also resides at the police area said they are happy with the completion of the stage one of the project. Mr.…

Appeal for bank to open another branch

A business man in Choiseul Province is calling on Bank South Pacific (BSP) to open up another agent (Branch) in the province. Johnson Sopeke told the Solomon Star following what he claims the current banking service provided by BSP in the province needs further improvement. “At the moment only three BSP agents are operating in…

Conference for agriculture extension officers underway

For the first time, two provincial agriculture extension services have come together to discuss a way forward for strengthening extension service delivery and enhance food security and livelihood for their respective provinces for the year 2017 and beyond. A statement from the Ministry of Agriculture said, Honiara Urban City agriculture staff together with the Rennell…

Maelanga ends constituency tour

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Member of Parliament (MP) for East Malaita Manasseh Maelanga has ended its weeklong constituency tour. He returned to Honiara on Sunday afternoon after the successful visit to his people. He kicked off his tour on Saturday 13th May and the tour on Saturday 20th May. During his visit, Hon Maelanga…

Communities urged to look after water supply

The responsibility of looking after the new water supply system lies on the shoulders of Maneasinimae and Taumaetarau water supply committee says director of Malaita province health authority Dr Hendry Kako. Dr Kako uttered this when officiating at the water supply project official handing over at Palasu’s village in Small Malaita constituency last Friday. The…