SICCI welcomes tax review

THE Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) has commended the national government for commencing work to undertake a tax review consultation that involves a wide scope of stakeholders including private sector groups. SICCI, as the peak body representing the private sector, has always advocated for tax reform and the review is a step…

Betel-nut is next for beetle

BETEL nut palm trees are next for the coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) to attack in this country. This was according to the Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) General Manager, Craig Gibsone. “This devastating beetle will attack coconuts, oil palms, Sago Palms, Bananas, sugar canes and next is betel-nut palm trees,” Mr Gibsone said. He…

PAC WARNS MINISTRIES

“Keep your hands off Development Budget” By AATAI JOHN THE Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned government line ministries to stop applying for funds in the Development Budget to fund expenditures categorised under the recurrent budget. This was revealed by PAC Chairman Rick Hou when the Attorney General (AG) and his officers appeared before his…