700 offered scholarships

A TOTAL of 700 students will be sponsored by the government as new intakes (pre-service & in-service) for this year. A reliable source from the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development confirmed to this paper over the weekend. The 700 scholarships are categorized under: ·         High Achievers & Cost sharing categories – 300 ·        …

Boyers clarifies memberships

FORMER politician Peter Boyers had relinquished his memberships in all Solomon Islands National Provident Fund’s (SINPF) investment companies. This included his chairmanship of South Pacific Oil Ltd, Board Director of Soltuna and Sasape International Slipway Ltd, and as a member of the Investment & Credit Committee. Mr Boyers said he is only the chairman of…

‘YES’ TO NPF NEW BANK

Sogavare consults on proposal By EDDIE OSIFELO MINISTER of Finance and Treasury, Manasseh Sogavare is open to considering the lending bank proposed by Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF). General Manager Mike Wate revealed this after the former finance minister, Snyder Rini, decided not to take on board the proposal when SINPF submitted it to…

Police News Update

* Drifting Vella fishermen rescued by police* Police explain process to request slaying of crocs Drifting Vella fishermen rescued by police  Three fishermen from south west of Vella la Vella Island in the Western province were lucky to be rescued by Gizo police after they ran out of fuel during a fishing trip. This came…

Sikua calls for suspension

THE Leader of Parliamentary Independent group Hon Dr. Derek Sikua is calling on the Public Service Commission to suspend two senior government officials; Commissioner of Forest and Director of Environment, for violating the Forestry act and Environment act respectively. This was in relation to the logging operation happening in Kakabona Village, West Honiara. A statement…

Call for fairness in SOE Boards

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Indigenous Chambers of Commerce Charles Dausabea has called for fairness and transparency in the selection of board members in Government’s entities. Dausabea made this call after seeing that one person is holding number of positions in the different State Owned Enterprises (SOE) boards. He gave an example of Peter…

More buses apprehended

MORE disobedient buses were flagged down by Honiara City Council (HCC) Law Enforcement officers in the past days. The more than 30 buses were said to have been caught using fake destination sign boards and employing the most-discouraged short route. These buses can be seen assembled behind HCC main office which they are expected to…