CBSI LIFTS FOREIGN EXCHANGE PAYMENT LIMITS

WHILE lack of money prevented Solomon Islands from celebrating its 43rd Independence Anniversary on Wednesday, the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) surprised everyone by easing restrictions on how much money can be sent overseas per transaction. Businesses can now send $1 million per transaction while personal transactions have been increased to $100, 000 per…

ACCIDENT KILLS FIVE

Five people died, three injured in a fatal Independence accident   AT Least five people have died and three sustained injuries in a fatal accident on Wednesday night at the Tenaru Bridge. The tragic accident involved a privately owned vehicle used as a passenger vehicle. According to police report, the accident has involved a double…

Police appeals for peace after man’s death

  POLICE chief Mostyn Mangau is appealing to the families of both parties involved in a reconciliation ceremony in connection to a murder incident at Marumbo, West Guadalcanal to maintain the peace between them. Mr Mangau said the reconciliation was agreed by both parties after the incident to reconcile with each other and established an…

SOPE ends soon

THE State of Public Emergency (SOPE) will soon end on 24th July. That’s according to Attorney General (AG) John Muria Jr when speaking during the national talk-back show over the national broadcaster yesterday. “We know that on the 24th July our State of Public Emergency will come to an end,” he said. However, he added…

STUDENTS STUCK OVER VISA ISSUE

Five students still remain in Philippines   FIVE of our local students studying in Philippines are still in Manila due to VISA issues. Speaking during the radio talk-back show yesterday, Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, Dr Franco Rodie said according to their record they still have five students…

Koto urges public to settle matters peacefully

THERE are peaceful ways to solve issues without having to use force and conflict, says the Auki RSIPF Operation Commander, Charles Eddie Koto. Mr Koto made the statement following a knife brawl in West Kwara’ae in Malaita Province, which resulted in five people being injured with knife wounds and are currently admitted at the Kilu’ufi…

SINU AGAIN

University ends Employment Contracts for all Academic staff UNTIL last month it is the students who faced an uncertain future as Government officials and the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Management grappled with the issue of allowing students with outstanding tuition fees to sit their First Semester exams. That was been successfully resolved and some…

Weightlifting, Rugby 7s competition ends

WEIGHTLIFTING and Rugby 7s have completed their respective competitions for the National Secondary School Games (NSSG) on Friday. For weightlifting, 24 student athletes were awarded medals for the eight weight categories they competed in. The medal presentation was supported with the presence of the Attorney General , John Muria Jr, SSPM Albert Kabui, NOCSI president…

Malaita Council of Women review constitution 

THE Malaita Provincial Council of Women constitution has undergone a review to its constitution, in the past two days.  Stakeholders gathered at the Women Resource Centre in Auki for the past two days purposely to review the constitution with the aim to amend the constitution soon. The review ended on Friday afternoon. Speaking to this…

Tribal landowners react

‘We stand solid and united to protect our tribal land’   WHILE the past government must be blame for depriving our land rights under the ‘Compulsory Acquisition’ we will not stop pursuing our land related issues and concerns with the current led Sogavare government. “We will continue to exercise our constitutional right to express our…