‘Less revenue from logs’

Former Minister for Forest and Member of Parliament (MP) for Shortland Islands Christopher Laore says Customs did not capture the much needed revenues from logs exported out of the country. He was speaking during the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing into the 2018 National Budget 2019, when the delegation from Ministry of Finance and Treasury…

MACFest seeks theme song

THE Melanesian Arts & Cultural Festival (MACFest) Committee is calling on musicians around the country to submit entries for the Festival Theme Song completion which opens this week. To qualify for the competition, the musician or artist must be a Solomon Islander by origin with a background in music and song writing or musical arrangement.…

BUS DRIVERS FACE COURT

Accused of violating council route rules DRIVERS of 17 public buses accused of violating the Honiara City Council’s bus route regulations will face the Magistrate’s Court today. Honiara City Council law enforcement officers arrested the bus drivers for traveling on shorter routes instead of the routes the council had put in place. Head of the…

NOCSI PROBE

Games delegation queried, Rara defends claims By RONALD TOITO’ONA THE Solomon Islands delegation for the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia is being probed by certain National Federation members, it was revealed. This came after a leaked list of the confirmed athletes and officials has in it, names of close family members of the National…

Zion FC gets help

COUNCILLOR for Vura Ward in East Honiara Alfrence Fatai has stepped in to assist Zion Futsal Club. Following a request from the club management for assistance, a cash donation was handed over to them. Councillor Fatai said it was for a good course to help the club in the upcoming Easter Knock out. “I’m pleased…