8.5% for NPF members

THE Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) on Monday awarded an 8.5 per cent interest rate for its members for the 2019 financial years.  SINPF deputy board chairman Dr Aaron Oritaimae said the 8.5 per cent interest rate represents $225.8 million, which would be paid out to members as of Monday.  “Adjusting for the expected annual inflation…

Civil societies to deliver petition today

PM TOLD TO STEP DOWN By ANDREW FANASIA PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare is expected to receive a petition from Civil Society Organisations (CSO) today, calling on him to step down within seven days. The move came after Sogavare sacked another two of his ministers yesterday for their failure to support the Government’s move to switch…

I’M SORRY

Varley apologises to youths over unfair police action By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN POLICE Commissioner Matthew Varley has apologised to the youths whose mobile phones police seized and deleted footage from them. The incident occurred when the youths staged a silent protest at the Honiara International Airport last week over the China switch. “I like to on behalf…

Body building corporate dinner set

The Solomon Islands National Bodybuilding Federation (SINBF) corporate dinner is set for this weekend. SINPF interim  president Dickson Kae said business houses and stakeholders in the country are kindly asked to support the corporate dinner to raise fund for their bodybuilders’ participation in next month’s regional bodybuilding championship set to be held in New Caledonia.…

NFs demand urgent NOCSI meeting

NATIONAL Sports Federations have demanded the National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) to convene an extra ordinary general meeting within 14 days starting on September 23rd 2019. According to a statement signed by the 14 federations, the meeting will be held to discuss alleged corruption charges against NOCSI officials. The federations call for NOCSI…

Top spot race 

Solympics up against NZ, Friday By CROFTON UTUKANA Solomon Islands national U-23 men’s football team will take on New Zealand tomorrow  in their final group A match of the OFC men’s qualifying tournament for Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Both Solomon Islands and New Zealand registered six points each after winning their first two matches. However, New…

More locals graduate from APTC 

A TOTAL of 78 students studying under Australia Pacific Technical Coalition (APTC) have graduated on Wednesday during a ceremony in Honiara. The event marked the successfully completion of their studies. Most of the studies have been studying for months and years in 15 different technical and vocational courses offered by APTC. The annual ceremony was held…

Importance of tourism in SI highlighted

THE Australian High Commission Counsellor for Economic Andrew Scholoeffel says tourism is a really an important sector to the development of Solomon Islands. Mr Scholoeffel made the statement during the recent launch of the Tourism Trail by the Strongem Bisnis together with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Tuesday. He said the Australian High…