Landowner threatens to close Tamboko bridge

North-West Guadalcanal landowner, Daniel Kikele, threatens to temporarily shut down the Tamboko bridge if the government fails to settle their remaining payments this week. Landowner Kikele on Thursday told the Solomon Star that he will temporarily shut down the access bridge today because Ministry of Lands didn’t pay their land damage claims. “The Permanent Secretary…

Finland envoy vows to promote ties

THE newly appointed Finland ambassador to Solomon Islands Lars Backstrom says he will do his best to promote relations between both nations. Mr Backstrom was speaking at the Government House in Honiara when presenting his credentials before the Acting Governor General Jasper Nasiu on Thursday. “As Ambassador of Finland to the Solomon Islands I will…

Lack of capacity to draft PFM regulation

The Public Finance Management Act (PFM) is said to be inactive, as regulations are still to be drafted. This is because the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT) lacked the capacity to draft the regulations. This was highlighted by the Permanent Secretary (PS) Harry Kuma during the hearing of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) into…

Top school lay off staff

ELEVEN staff from Woodford International School were made redundant Wednesday last week due to the financial situation currently experienced by the school. A source within Woodford International School told Solomon Star that those made redundant include one teacher, two teaching assistants, five ancillary staff and three admin staff. The source said the main reason was…

Gov’t: Sun report misleading

THE Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) has described yesterday’s front-page article by the Island Sun alleging the ‘Government goes through backdoor to borrow from worker’s (SINFP) savings’ as unfounded and misleading. A statement from the OPMC said contrary to what the author of the article, Alfred Sasako has claimed, the Government went…

CBSI to lead GMW event down West

THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in collaboration with the National Fisheries Development Credit Union Fund (NFDCUF) and the SolTuna Trust Credit Union Fund (STCUF) will be hosting a series of events between 27 March – 2 April to celebrate the 2017 Global Money Week (GMW), in Western Province. A statement from the bank…

DPM lauds Red Cross for climate change inclusion

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Manasseh Maelanga has commended Solomon Islands Red Cross (SIRC) for prioritizing climate change adaptation programs in its strategic plan for the next four years. “I welcome the aim in this strategic plan to mainstream climate change adaptation across all programming. “It is also vital that as an island nation we must…

PM hails updated media code of ethics

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has welcomed the newly updated Media Code of Ethics adopted by the Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) has been welcomed by Prime Minister. A statement from the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said Manasseh Sogavare has encouraged all media outlets in the country to strictly abide by the regulations in…

Family Violence – Problem blong iumi evriwan

NEXT week marks the one-year anniversary of Solomon Island’s Family Protection Act. The government and the people of Solomon Islands should be congratulated on this landmark legislation. The Act is important because it sends a clear signal that family violence is unacceptable, anywhere, anytime. It also establishes important new rights to protect people from family…