Gov’t to increase PCDF in 2022 budget 

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has assured the provincial governments that his government will increase the Provincial Capacity Development Fund (PCDF) in next year’s budget. When delivering his 43rd independence nation address, Wednesday, Sogavare said his attendance to our provincial 2nd Appointed Days in our Provinces is manifestation of his desire to decentralise and ensure appropriate…

Wale cautions Gov’t

OUTSPOKEN Leader of the Opposition Mathew Wale is cautioning the government not to allow the delta variant to enter the country.  He made the precautionary call in his special adjournment statement in the parliament yesterday. “The government needs to take a zero risk approach to this variant that is now ravaging countries around the world…

CRASHED TO DEATH

One dead, three injured in fatal road accident   A FATAL accident at a logging operation on Vella La Vella, Western Province has claimed the life of a truck driver over the weekend. Three female passengers have sustained injuries with one serious. A man from Malaita is dead after the tipper truck he was driving…

BEACH WARNING

THE public has been warned to be extra careful when visiting some of the beaches in North West Guadalcanal for recreational activities. This followed a theft incident yesterday morning at the well-known Bonege beach. Benjamin Afuga from Yumi TokTok Forum (YTTF) reported that on Sunday morning at around 8:30am two expat divers and a local instructor…

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…