Commissioner clarifies allowance

ROYAL Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is working with the government to address their outstanding special duty allowances. Commissioner of Police Frank Prendergast made the assurance yesterday following complaints raised by some police officers over delay of their allowances. They said failure to address the issue will result in a boycott in the upcoming Independence…

Young Vevo, Icon champ

VEVO GINA, 22 of Western Province was crowned the winner of the Solo Icon 2016, after the grand final on Sunday night at the Multi-purpose hall. The young lad of Roviana and Ranoggah parentage scooped the first spot after battling a hard fought Icon final between five of the grand finalists. He received a trophy,…

National apology

…For the atrocity of the ethnic tension PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says sorry to the people of this nation on behalf of the national government since July 1978 for the pain and sufferings experienced during the ethnic tension from 1998-2000. Sogavare made this solemn apology during the opening of the National Healing and Apology programme…

Peace event starts

Boycott will not hinder healing and apology programme THE National Healing and Apology Programme will continue despite disagreements from provincial governments and certain ex-militant groups. That’s according to chairman of the National Reconciliation Committee and government peace advisor, Fr John Ngalihesi. “As far as I am concerned, the programme will continue, and it starts tomorrow…

It’s 10%

NPF declares $276m profit NATIONAL Provident Fund (NPF) is paying out another 10 per cent interest rates to its members. This was the same rate it paid to its members at the end of the last financial year. Yesterday, Finance minister Snyder Rini announced another 10 per cent pay-out, while declaring a profit of $276…

Rini: Govt committed to NPF

MINISTER of Finance and Treasury, Snyder Rini has assured government’s commitment towards the National Provident Fund (NPF). Speaking at the end of the Fund’s financial year yesterday, Rini said the government will continue to support the intentions of the Fund in its investment endeavors to deliver sustainable growth of members’ wealth for retirement. “Moreover, the…

Local investment performing

CHAIRMAN of National Provident Fund, Peter Boyers says the domestic equity investments continued to perform strongly again this year. Speaking at the end of the Fund’s financial year yesterday, Boyers said this was seen by the increase in their cash dividends from their domestic equity investments; a)    South Pacific Oil Limited (SPOL), b)    Solomon Telekom…

Breathalyzers in action this weekend

Police are now ready to start using Breathalyzers this weekend following going through an extensive campaign of advising people about the implementation program under the new legislation. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast said the idea of the breathalyzers is not to catch people and not to raise revenue but is to change behaviour of people drinking…

Auga rejoins DCCG

Member of Parliament for Lau/Baelelea, Augustine Auga has returned his allegiance with the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG). Auga was part of the group that tried to oust Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in a political upheaval including former Deputy Prime Minister, Douglas Ete. Caucus officials confirmed on anonymity Mr Auga attended caucus meeting on…