Kenilorea lashes out at OPMC

  Member of Parliament for East Are’are, and Opposition MP, Hon. Peter Kenilorea Jr. has lashed out at what he described as an attempt by the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) to tarnish his intentions to return the $600 approved by Cabinet, in the name of the Economic Stimulus Package. “Perhaps the…

Parliament adjourns to 9 Nov

PARLIAMENT on Thursday adjourned its sitting to Monday 9 November 2020 after passing the 2019 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2020 and the 2020 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2020. Speaking during the adjournment on the floor of Parliament yesterday, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said that the major business of the current sitting has been achieved and that is the…

New Chinese envoy here

His Excellency Li Ming, First Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) accredited to the Solomon Islands arrived in Honiara Wednesday night.  Ambassador Ming was warmly received by senior SIG officials, the local Chinese community, and Embassy staff at the airport, a statement from PRC embassy office in Honiara said. In a written media…

Kuma: no more mistakes

ONE of the basis of developing the revitalised Development Bank of Solomon Islands’ (DBS) strategic plan is that the mistakes of the past will not be repeated. Minister for Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma confidently stated it boldly on the floor of the parliament when he wind up ‘The 2020 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2020’ debate…

2021 budget not to be tabled this year

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says the government at this stage does not intend to bring the 2021 budget to the house as yet this year for very obvious reasons. Sogavare made the statement after the parliament passed the 2019 Appropriation Bill 2020 and the 2020 Appropriation Bill 2020 in parliament yesterday. He said there…

FOOD SHORTAGE HITS BORDER

COMMUNITIES in the far Western border of Shortland Islands are currently experiencing food shortage due to the closure of the Western border caused by COVID-19. This was discovered by a team from the Western Provincial Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock during their visit last week to the Shortland Islands. Speaking to the paper an interview…

No politics in T27 tragedy

THE Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the government is not in any way politicising the Taimareho sea (T27) tragedy as reported in the media, Thursday. He made this statement when he moved the motion of special adjournment in parliament yesterday. It was reported that the Member of Parliament (MP) for West Are’Are Constituency has recently…