Task-force takes APID to court

WEST Rennell Island Task Force will challenge Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) in a court case expected this month. Former Premier of Renbel Province, Timothy Johnson told the Solomon Star in an interview that the west Rennell task force established by the customary landowners to whom he is a member will challenge APID in court…

Premiers must demand better use of CDF

THE nation’s provincial premiers are meeting at various locations in Honiara and Guadalcanal this week. Guadalcanal and Honiara are co-hosting the summit, held every two years. “Community Participation in Local Economic Development” is the theme for this year’s event. The theme may be translated to mean how to get members of our communities to take…

Hefty allowance claims

Premier denies claim of $170, 000 in allowance to delegation MALAITA  Provincial  Premier, Peter Channel Ramohia had denied claims that his provincial executive members to the eight Premiers conference in Honiara were paid allowances totaling $170,000. The event kicked off yesterday in Honiara and is hosted by the Honiara City Council and Guadalcanal Province. Reliable…

Ngiumoana denied being handpicked

PROVINCIAL Secretary (PS) to the Rennell/Bellona province government has denied claims he was handpicked by the Premier Collin Singamoana to fill up the position. Rubin Ngiumoana yesterday defended his appointment saying the position is like transferring from one government post to another, since he is a senior government officer from one of the government ministries…

Allegations of abuse funds denied

Rennell/Bellona province secretary (PS) Rubin Ngiumoana has denied allegations the provincial executive has misused funds allocated for the province. Sources informed the paper about the huge amount of unspecified payment released to the PS in the first quarter of the year without any proper reports to justify the expenditure. The payments totaled up to SBD$158,000.00…