Five charged during zero tolerance ops

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have arrested and charged five people during a zero tolerance operation (ops) conducted over the weekend in Honiara. The operation was carried on Saturday and Sunday, said provincial police commander (PPC) Honiara city chief superintendent Alfred Uiga. “The operation was to execute search warrants, conduct surprise…

7.9% interest for borrowing

BOARD chairman of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF), Peter Boyers has revealed that 7.9% is the interest rate to be paid for the money borrowed by government. According to Mr Boyers, this is the best rate they ever negotiated. He told the Solomon Star last Thursday that 7.9% is the interest rate for…

DAUSABEA SEEKS NO RE-ELECTION

OUTSPOKEN president of the Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) Charles Dausabea is not seeking re-election in the upcoming annual general meeting (AGM) set for tomorrow at Mendana hotel. Mr Dausabea who has been leading the pressure group since 2008 confirmed he will not seek for re-election to allow others to lead the group. He said he…

STRATA BILL 2017 PASSED

The Strata Titles Bill 2017 was passed in parliament after it underwent thorough scrutiny in the committee of the whole house in its third reading with amendments on Monday. This Bill has now become a law to provide for the division of land into strata titles; to amend the lands and titles act (Cap. 133),…