Inflation reaches 0.8% in Sept

MONTHLY headline inflation for Honiara rose by 0.6 per cent points to 0.8 per cent in September, compared to the 0.2 per cent points noted in August, 2018. The Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO) revealed it in its Honiara Consumer Price Index (CPI) report made available this week. Government Statistician, Douglas Kimi, while releasing…

Rini urged to reveal $5.5m

CONSTITUENTS of Marovo Lagoon in the Western Province are demanding their Member of Parliament (MP) to explain how he has used the $5.5million in shipping grant he had received. The Solomon Star was informed by some constituents who claimed their MP Snyder Rini has received $5.5 million under the shipping grant, yet there was no…

KGVI students to showcase their designs

SEVEN young emerging designers from King George Sixth School are set to showcase their design product during the grand finale of Solomon Fashion Week this Saturday at the Coral Sea in Honiara. The young students are expected to showcase 14 dresses featuring female casual wear and evening wear including male casual wear. KGVI Home Economics…

Late MP to lay in state today

THE National Government had confirmed that the Member of Parliament (MP) for West Kwaio Late Peter Tom will lay in State at the National Parliament Chambers from 9:30am-12pm today. The Governor General Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui and Lady Grace Kabui will lead the order to pay respect to late Peter Tom at the Parliament Chambers…

MOI Constituents curious over vessel

THE Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) Constituency is still without a vessel although their Member of Parliament (MP) Martin Kealoe had received $4.2 million eight years ago. And this had prompted constituents to question and raised their concerns to this paper by asking the government through Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) and the MP when the…

Fishing competition successfully staged

Hundreds of people participated in the 11th annual stunned Mullet fishing competing organized by the stunned mallet sport fish club in the Western Province. The fishing competition was held over the weekend to support Helena Goldie Hospital. Companies and the communities in and around Zipolo Habu Resort, in the Lola Island, Vona Vona Lagoon participated…

SI records trade surplus

DROP in imports attributed largely to the significant trade surplus recorded for Solomon Islands during the March quarter. This was after the local economy made a $142.8 million as trading surplus in the first quarter of this year (2018), an improvement trailed after a deficit of $334.2 million observed in the final quarter of 2017.…