ITS 3.7%

NPF announces 3.7% credit rating with $95m paid to members’ account By IAN M.KAUKUINewsroom, Honiara   THE Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) on Wednesday announced a credit rate of 3.7% to its members’ contribution for the 2020 financial year, a less of 2.1% from last year which is 8.5%.  This means a total of $95million…

Wale slams PM over climate change speech

Opposition Leader, Hon. Matthew Wale has slammed the Prime Minister’s United Nations General Assembly speech on climate change early this week. The Opposition Leader says, “It is hypocrisy on the PM’s part highlighting the importance of addressing the impact of climate change on the country but showing no serious commitments to it.” “A clear reflection…

Police “Blue Ribbon Day”

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) today (29 September 2020) joined police services around the world to mark the “Blue Ribbon Day – Police Remembrance Day” when police officers remember colleagues who have passed away during the past year.  RSIPF Commissioner Mostyn Mangau says, “This is a time for officers of the RSIPF and…

SINU saga

‘Where is TSI?’ By ANDREW FANASIANewsroom, Honiara THE allegations against Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Vice Chancellor Ganesh Chand are serious and yet Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) did not speak up against it as expected by the public.  Speaking in anonymity an observer who is familiarise with the whole issue said it is disheartening to…

NPF interest rate announcement

THE Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) Board will today declare the 2019/2020 crediting rate to members’ contribution. The official announcement will be held today at the A’hara conference room at the Heritage Park Hotel during the lunch hour. SINPF Board Chairman Dr. Jimmie Rodgers will make the official announcement. Last year, SINPF Chairperson Dr.…

Firimolea guilty of HCC office break-in

THE court has on Tuesday found Frank Firimolea guilty of breaking into the Honiara City Council (HCC) head office in 2018. Firimolea was convicted after a trial on one count of office break-in. Two civilians and two forensic officers gave evidence for the prosecution while Firimolea remain silent at the trial. Deputy Chief Magistrate Ricky Iomea…

HOME AT LAST

Welcome home as students’ flight from Philippines arrived 3 hours late By John FolletNewsroom, Honiara A chartered Solomon Airlines flight repatriating students from the Philippines arrived in Honiara three hours late last night, because a number of local students booked on the flight have allegedly violated the host-country’s laws. Under the newly-introduced laws, students are…

Call to defend tubi

The leader of the Opposition has called on the government to review and amend the laws dealing with logging and our protected wildlife species including tubi, and to put in place heavy punishments for loggers found breaking the law. In a statement on Monday Matthew Wale said; “The recent revelations by the Premier of Isabel Provincial…

PM: airports upgrade progressing well 

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says despite the pandemic, he is pleased to note that work under the communication and aviation sector has progressed well. Speaking during his weekly nationwide address yesterday, Sogavare said in relation to the Honiara Airport Improvement project, the targets for this year include, building a new taxiway and repairing the…