RATE DOWN

From 10%, NPF members get 5.3% interest this year MEMBERS of the National Provident Fund (NPF) will receive 5.3% interest payments to their savings this year. Finance minister Snyder Rini announced this yesterday. This year’s rate was a reduction from last year’s 10% interest payment. Some NPF members received the announcement yesterday with disappointment and…

RAMSI ends today

PM challenges people to take the country forward RAMSI officially leaves the country today. And the onus to lead this nation is now in our hands of the citizens of this country, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare stated on Thursday. “We must stand united for the course of the justice and peace and we need to…

44 Australian advisors to remain

ABOUT 44 Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers who will remain after RAMSI exit will be stationed here as advisors within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). This was revealed on Thursday after a brief meeting following the bilateral agreement between the Solomon Islands Government and Australian Government in terms of policing The brief meeting…

Former PM Lilo thanks RAMSI

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AUST-SI new Partnership deal

A NEW three-year Solomon Islands-Australia Aid Partnership was sealed on Thursday in Honiara. Both the Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells and the Minister for Development Planning and Aid Coordination Danny Philip signed the deal. A statement from the Australian High Commission Office said, the Partnership sets out the Solomon…

PM hails success of RAMSI

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the significant achievements made by the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands reflect the importance of Pacific diplomacy, solidarity and cooperation. The Prime Minister made the remarks when the motion for Parliament to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House to consider a joint report by the Solomon…

MEDALS FOR ATHLETICS

Solomon Islands has won a Silver and a Bronze medal in day one of the Oceania Athletics Championship currently underway in Suva, Fiji. The medals were won by long distance runners, Patrick Kam and Sharon Firisua. Kam finished second in the men’s 5000m race behind Papua New Guinea (PNG) who finished first and a step…