Tagini’s free education policy

NEWLY elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Baegu/Asifola Makario Tagini says students attending all six schools in the constituency will soon have their school fees paid under a proposed free education scheme. Mr Tagini over the weekend met with some of the school principals and head teachers to discuss the possibility of implementing his free…

Foreigner banned from leaving Solomons

IRD CHASES TAX DUES By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN A FOREIGNER currently conducting business in Honiara has been banned from leaving the country for the next three years. Inland Revenue Division (IRD) slapped the ban on the Sri Lankan national and former banker Kutila Pinto over unpaid taxes he reportedly owed to the Government. Pinto had worked in…

VOKIA BLAMES FOREIGNERS

They are stumbling blocks, claims MP By ANDREW FANASIA MEMBER of Parliament for North East Guadalcanal Jamie Vokia says foreign advisers working here are stumbling blocks to the nation’s development. He was speaking in parliament. Vokia claimed one of the main reasons for the country’s lack of economic development is the vast influence of foreign…

Police urged to crack down on ‘Neiko juice’

POLICE in Western Province are urged to investigate the widespread production of an illegal homebrew locally known as “Neiko Juice”. This illegal drink is reported to be widely produced at Niumada area, west of provincial capital Gizo. A father at a neighbouring community, who requested not to be named, told the Solomon Star the death…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Warrant of arrests for duo* Man accused of falsely getting $65k * Irofinao to take plea today Warrant of arrests for duo Two more men accused of stealing fuel from a ship docking at Noro Wharf, Western Province early this year have been issued with warrants of arrest. This followed the absence of Nathan Pike…

Govt plans to upgrade facilities at Munda airport

The Government has recognised the importance of upgrading facilities at the Munda international airport to cater for the influx of visitors’ arrival. This was highlighted in the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) 100-day policy document which was launched on Friday 31st May. Under this policy Government through the Ministry will work closely with Solomon…

ACoM to elect new Archbishop soon

THE Anglican Church Of Melanesia’s (ACoM) Provincial Electoral Board members will elect a new Archbishop on 25th June this year. The election will take place at the Melanesian Brotherhood Headquarters at Tabalia, a several miles West of Honiara. Dr. Abraham Hauriasi, ACOM General Secretary In his letter dated 15th April 2019 to the Provincial Electoral…

‘Climate change affects Vatud people too’

WITH the continuous rise on the effects of climate change in the Solomon Islands, Vatud Constituency MP Freda Tuki is calling for more attention from the government and responsible authorities. The Ministry of Women, Youth, Children & Family Affairs Minister stated this in Parliament, during last week’s Sine Die Motion. “This is a very big…