Pollard: High tax on farmers slows economy

Managing Director of the Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands (KPSI), Mr Bob Pollard said the high tax and high charges imposed for services to local farmers has caused the slow economic boost for the country.  Mr Pollard made the statement following his business achievement for receiving two major awards of the 2019 Business Excellence award organised…

Auki needs more Police officers

Members of the public have called on the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to increase the number of Police officers at the Auki Police station. The call was made after Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Solomon Sisimia’s recent revelation that the Auki Headquarters is running short in manpower. PPC Sisimia stated this when speaking at…

Students’ cry buoyed

Gov’t must address students’ issue in Taiwan, says Raramo By IAN M.KAUKUI A senior national advocator, Redley Solomon Raramo has joined the local students studying in Taiwan by calling on the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, his Cabinet and the Ministry of Education to help sort out the issue faced by students in Taiwan.  Raramo made…

Cable system undergoes trial

THE Solomon Submarine Cable has announced four licensed operators in the country that are now connected to the International Coral Sea Cable System for customer trials, which will last until the end of January 2020. The trials will also be extended to the Solomon Islands Domestic Network, with one operator already connected to Auki while…

Telekom clarifies slow internet 

LOCAL telecommunication giant Our Telekom has apologised to its customers as a result of a slow mobile internet in recent days. In a statement yesterday, the company said its technical team have identified the cause. “A solution is being implemented,” it stated. The Solomon Star understands that the slow internet speed was experienced since New…

Police probe suspicious death

POLICE are investigating the suspicious death of a 40-year-old man at Rarata Village, North East Guadalcanal, on 2 January 2020.  Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province, Superintendent Nixon Manetoga says: “On 2 January 2020 at about 10am Tetere Police received a report from Rarata Village that there was a dead body found in a…

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…