GOVT DENIES SECRET DEAL

The Mamara Tasivarongo, Mavo Development (MTMD)-interim secretariat, denies government is secretive in the dealing with the Mamara project nor with the developer Metropolis Pacific PTE limited or the contractor Metropolis Mamara Development Ltd. The Secretariat made the clarification in response to a public statement by the Leader of Opposition Matthew Wale who, amongst other things,…

TAX MAN AXED

Wale questions termination of top tax investigator The Leader of Opposition has expressed disgust at the removal of a top investigator in the Inland Revenue Division (IRD) allegedly directed by Prime Minister Sogavare. Matthew Wale in a statement issued on Monday said, of the $130 million of extra tax that was recovered as a result…

Children’s day marked

SUVA, FIJI – Children in the Pacific region on Saturday join millions more around the world to celebrate World Children’s Day, together with government ministries, schools, and communities, as part of UNICEF’s global day of action for children, by children. “I am happy to be one of the children in the world to stand up…

Don Bosco Tetere stages successful graduation

Don Bosco Tetere Rural Training Centre (RTC) situated on Guadalcanal Plains successfully staged its annual graduation ceremony over the weekend. A statement issued by Catholic Media said Don Bosco Tetere is being managed by the Salesian society of Catholic Missionary group mainly to educate and implement the skills and talents to our young people who…

GPPOL scoops PM‘s award

GUADALCANAL Plantation Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) has scooped the Solomon Island Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) Prime Minister’s Business Excellence Award. It is the top award of the prestigious 2021 SICCI Business Excellence Award (BEA). BEA Award night was held at Coral Sea Resort & Casino West Honiara on Saturday night. Prime Minister Manasseh…

SINU welcomes Dr. Rodie

Dr. Patricia Rodie has rejoined Solomon Islands National University (SINU) as their new Dean of the Faculty of Education and Humanities. She took up the role early this month, a statement issued by the University said yesterday. Dr. Rodie was once the former Head of School of Education and Deputy Director of the Solomon Islands…