GG: fun run one way to reduce NCD

Governor General Sir David Vunagi says the annual fun run organised by Rotary Club of Honiara is one way of reducing non-communicable disease (NCD) in the country. Sir Vunagi was invited as the guest at the event and delivered his short remarks. Sir Vunagi said NCD becomes a problem when everyone don’t have much exercise…

PHEB needs to strike balance

THE Public Health Emergency Bill (PHEB) 2021 is still under the scrutiny of the Bills and Legislation Committee but it seems a lot of work needs to be done to improve its current form. Chairman of BLC and Leader of the Opposition Mathew Wale made this comments when the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster…

Gov’t eyes better tax system

The Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) is fully committed to deliver a fair, simple and broad- based tax system. The Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare highlighted this recently, a statement issued by Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. “The government is aware that the country’s current tax system is complex, expensive to administer, includes distortionary exemptions,…

Talifilu hits back

Celsus Talifilu has hit back at the Permanent Secretary (PS) of Ministry of Communication and Aviation Moses Virivolomo regarding facts surrounding the meeting with MPG Executive on 18 May last week in Auki, Malaita Province.  The government released a press statement with the headline, “attack on PS baseless” to counter claims made by Mr. Talifilu…

UCSI celebrates 119 years since arrival of mission

HUNDREDS of United Church of Solomon Islands (UCSI) members have commemorated the 119th anniversary marking the arrival of the Church in 1902 to the Solomon Islands. As part of the event congregational members around the country organized and celebrated the anniversary separately in their respective regions. The celebration was filled with joy and excitement to…

Murder suspect still on the run

THE murder suspect wanted for the killing of a Chinese business woman in Honiara last month is still at large after escaping to Malaita the same day he committed the crime. According to a police report, the suspect has been moving from place to place making it difficult for them to capture him.  Provincial Police…

PROJECTS FACE AXE

World Bank-funded projects on Malaita face uncertainty   SIX infrastructure sub-contracts to be funded by the World Bank on Malaita now face uncertainty and could be axed, it was revealed last night. This is because of the stand the Malaita Provincial Government has taken against any Chinese company bidding for the projects, which involved the…