CLIMATE FUNDING SLASHED

Wale hits out at decision By ANDREW FANASIA GOVERNMENT’s decision to slash the budget allocation for climate change expenses this year will affect vulnerable communities. That’s according to Opposition leader Mathew Wale. He described the decision as the “greatest pain and heartache” the 2020 national budget can give. In his recent budget, Wale said that…

One more officer suspended

ONE more Correctional Service officer has been suspended on half pay in relation to the escape of three inmates two weeks ago. It followed the suspension of six officers on 15 December 2019. Commissioner of Correctional Service of Solomon Island (CSSI) Gabriel Manelusi confirmed this, Monday. He said the latest action was against a senior…

Dead infant discovered

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) are investigating the discovery of the body of a three to four-month old female baby floating at sea close to the Vila area in West Guadalcanal on 26 December 2019.  Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province, Superintendent Nixon Manetoga says,  “It is believed the incident…

HCC debts in millions

SBD$1.5 for unpaid water, electricity, rental bills IAN M.KAUKUI The Honiara City Council (HCC) has owed authorities more than SBD$1.5 million of unpaid bills for water, electricity, rental, land bills over the past 20 years. This was revealed by Lord Mayor, Wilson Mamae in a recent Press Conference on Christmas Eve. “It’s a huge debt…

Call for unity

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his Christmas greetings speech has called for unity over the beloved hapi isles of Solomon Islands.   Sogavare said though there are ups and down in life with all kinds of challenges faced, let the peace of the season enters all hearts as Christians.  “Fellow Solomon Islanders, I believe that in…