GOVT PAYS BILL

THE Government through the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has finally settled the questionable outfit for the country’s contingent to the Commonwealth Games, through its Ministry Tender Board (MTB), last Friday. This came after the Solomon Star published an article Monday last week about a minor stand off between the Commonwealth Games Association Solomon Islands…

Varley thanks community

POLICE chief Matthew Varley has acknowledged work of his officers, community at Koa Hill and Member of Parliament for Central Honiara in sorting out the incident that occurred at the settlement last Friday. Mr Varley made the acknowledgements at his weekly conference on Thursday at the Rove Police headquarters. “Special thanks to the provincial Police…

$73M TO NPF

SPOL pays record dividend By CROFTON UTUKANA  NATIONAL Provident Fund (NPF) on Friday received $73 million in dividend from one of its investment portfolios, South Pacific Oil Limited (SPOL). This was an increase of $12 million from the $61 million dividend SPOL paid to NPF in the last financial year. NPF board chairman Peter Boyers…

Fraud trial comes to close

The million dollar fraud trial of the former permanent secretary for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) Henry Murray and his wife Rose has now come to an end. It is now reaching the closing submissions stage. Prosecution and the Defence counsels are directed to file in their written closing submissions by Wednesday this week.…

Girl, 13, gets huge support

Many step in to meet Fiji medical trip By LYNNISSHA RUNA The father of a critically-ill 13-year-old girl who seeks medical attention in Fiji says he was overwhelmed by many generous offers they have received enabling her daughter to finally make the crucial trip soon. John Morosini Loveth made a passionate appeal to cover he…