Supplementary budget 2015 through

PARLIAMENT had passed the Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2015 after a deliberation through a committee of supply and was set down for a third reading by the Speaker Ajilon Nasiu. The Bill seeks Parliament’s approval of an additional supplementary expenditure of one hundred and ninety five million, seven hundred and forty thousand, and one hundred and…

Opposition: Is ICAC another propaganda?

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has urged the Prime Minister to inform this nation of the current status of the proposed Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). In a statement yesterday, the Parliamentary Opposition says this might just be another propaganda by the current Government as the Prime Minister has failed to live up to his promise.…

FSII case returns to court, Monday

THE case between the Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) and Chief Executive Officer of Solomon Airlines Ron Sumsum will return to the Honiara Magistrates’ Court again Monday next week. That is when the court will know whether the hearing into the case will continue that day or a date to be fixed for the continuation…

Ashley differentiate MMF from FSII

General Secretary of Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) Charles Ashley says there is a big difference in how MMF and Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) involved in political issues, despite both being registered under the Charitable Act. MR Ashley told the Solomon Star that FSII Facebook page is an unregulated medium used by the group to…

PM reveal contracts

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has admitted he secured an airport contract to maintain cleanliness outside the domestic terminal. He admitted this yesterday in parliament when he spoke on the issue of “Civil Aviation Airport Contracts”. It was also revealed other MPs have also secured airport contracts. They include deputy prime minister Manasseh Maelanga, North-East Guadalcanal…

New centre unveiled to public

MEMBERS of the public have began visiting the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints new district centre building at Talise area, Honiara, as of Friday. The centre will be officially opened today. This follows an invitation extended to members of the public to go and visit and see for themselves what and how the Church…

PM meets top Australian indigenous leader

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare and Australian indigenous leader and prominent businessman Warren Mundine met yesterday to discuss opportunities for economic growth in Solomon Islands. Mr Mundine, who is currently Chair of the Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce and Managing Director of Nyungga Black Group, is here for the Solomon Islands Business Excellence Awards to be…

Rini on submarine cable

MINISTER of Finance and Treasury, Snyder Rini says the government is considering the costs and benefits of the planned new submarine cable project. According to Solomon Oceanic Cable Company (SOCC), the total cost, including financing cost, civil works, supporting studies, legal costs, project management costs and contingencies, is expected to be in the range of…