15 BUSES DETAINED 

HCC acts on short routes saga THE Honiara City Council (HCC) Law Enforcement has arrested 15 buses for running short bus routes in the city, yesterday. According to an HCC media statement, the buses arrested were running a short bus route from the Central market to Didao, Talise, and Discount at Ranadi. “All bus drivers…

LOAN DEAL EXPOSED

Leaked information exposed the government’s attempts to acquire a loan of USD$100 billion (SBD$800b) from a private businessman in China after switching diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China in September 2019. According to corresponding information sighted by this paper, the Minister of Finance Harry Kuma have written two letters to a middle man named Terry…

A big leap for Malaita Province from $56 to $14 Million in 7 months 

Malaita Provincial Government under the leadership of Premier Daniel Suidani is serious about setting things in order for the province and moving the province forward. Two areas the current Malaita Alliance for Rural Advancement (MARA) government is keen on strengthening are the financial management and improvement in its revenue collection.  Seven months ago, when MARA…

$4.5m for by-election

THE Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) has confirmed they have approved a budget of $4.5 million for the by-election in 2020. This was confirmed to this paper by Electoral Commissioner and Chief Electoral Officer Mose Saitala on Wednesday. “Yes, we have a budget for by-election 2020 approved by the National Parliament,” Saitala added. When asked…

PLANS TO REVIEW CASE

PSO plans on reviewing Vokia’s judgment By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN The Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO) is planning to review the High Court election petition of Northeast Guadalcanal Member of Parliament (MP) Jamie Vokia. In a letter addressed to the Attorney General (AG) and Governor-General (GG), Public Solicitor Howard Lawry said they feel that the High Court…