Youth groups get financial help

A TOTAL of eight religious youth groups from the North Guadalcanal Constituency are recipients of the constituency’s Church grant. Member of Parliament for North Guadalcanal Constituency, Samson Maneka revealed an amount of $100, 000 is ready to assist church groups. He clarified this is the second tranche of the $250, 000 Church grant that will…

Wong clarifies MOI ship’s inspection

OWNER of Ocean Marine Albert Wong says MV Sitka was inspected by Tongan marine officials before it sailed to the Solomons. And he added officials there were satisfied with the condition of the vessel, which Mr Wong facilitated its purchase for the Constituency of Malaita Outer Islands (MOI). Earlier, local marine authorities say they were…

Where’s our share in RIPEL?

FORMER employees of Russell Island Plantation Estate Limited (RIPEL) have raised questions over the new ownership deal revealed recently with a new investor, which denied their ownership rights in the shareholding arrangement The new shares proposed in the current ownership status, and appeared in Company Haus, shows that International Comtrade& Shipping (SI) Limited has 75.1…

SIFIU launches anti-money laundering program

THE Solomon Islands Financial Intelligence Unit (SIFIU) finally launched and coordinated another major Anti-money laundering and combating financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) National Risk Assessment (NRA) program that commences Monday this week. The Risk Assessment work may take up to six months to complete and requires the cooperation of both the private and the public sector.…

Sexual abuse case still investigated

POLICE are still investigating the case in relation to a sexual abuse allegation on a seven year-old girl in July at east Guadalcanal. Public Prosecutor Elma Rizzu told the court last Friday that this is a new matter and therefore is still being investigated. She said there are few documents yet to be obtained from…

Experts design security plan

ABOUT seven experts are part of a team that is designing the new development assistance programme to succeed Australia’s development assistance programme to Solomon Islands through the Regional Assistance Mission in the post-RAMSI era. The Australian development assistance programme, through RAMSI,focuses on the strengthening of the police and correctional services, judicial system and governance machinery…

Australia assures public of safety after RAMSI

AUSTRALIAN diplomats have assured Solomon Islanders of their safety when the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) leaves on 30th June 2017. Fiona Hoggart, Counsellor (political) and Grant Follett, acting Counsellor (Governance and Justice) in the Australia High Commission, made the assurance during a media workshop in Honiara last Wednesday. This came after veteran…

Why RAMSI is leaving

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Why Kitano-WKK JV

Dear Editor – With reference to “Why Kitano-WKK JV?” written by Jackson Ray which appeared in your Letters to the Editor dated 29 August 2016, we found the article malicious, unfounded and irresponsible which seems an attempt to tarnish the good image of our company and current project in the bad light. We are writing…