Parliament passes the motion to create a formula for distributing of CDF

Parliament   has  passed  a  motion   to  consider  introducing  a  formula  that   reflects  fair  allocation  of  the  Constituency  Development  Funds  to  each  of   the  constituencies  in  Solomon  Islands.  This  was  moved  by  the  Leader  of  Independent  Group,  Hon.  Dr  Derek  Sikua.   Hon.  Sikua  when  moving  the  motion  said  he  was  asked  by  his  constituents  to see …

FEEDING THE THIEVES

It costs $18,000 a day to keep the Vietnamese robbers IT’S costing the government $18,000 a day to detain the 43 Vietnamese at Rove Police Club. A source within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force told the Solomon Star that our government borne the substantial cost for the operation since last week. “We roughly estimate…

Court awaits medical report

PROSECUTION is still waiting for the medical report in relation to the case of the man who allegedly injured one of the prisoners who escaped from the Auki Correctional Centre on New Year’s night. The matter of Andrew Ofotalau was adjourned from the last occasion to yesterday to allow prosecution to obtain the medical report…

‘FORGOTTEN COMMUNITY’

April Valley settlers appeal to govt for support FOUR years on since the 2014 April flash flood some of the victims now settling in April Valley, East Honiara are still living in make shift-tents with very little help forthcoming from authorities. Because of that settlers claimed they are being forgotten by the government despite promise…

MOI urge Janus to investigate MV Sikta

MALAITA Outer Islands (MOI) constituents want Taskforce Janus to investigate how their Member of Parliament Martin Kealoe uses the shipping grant to purchase an unseaworthy vessel. The constituents’ spokesperson Gabriel Kemaiki on Monday said Taskforce Janus need to put some bearing of justice on how Mr Kealoe used the constituency’s shipping grant. The vessel purchased…

Police launches rapid check

KUKUM Police Traffic Centre will kick off a random operation on all vehicles in the city, in a move to crackdown on all unlicensed vehicles and illegal drivers. This was revealed to Paoa FM news last week by the Kukum Traffic Superintendent Charles Solomon Habatia. Mr Habatia said that the operation is an organized part…

Police discourages U-turn

A SPOKESMAN for the Kukum Traffic Centre, Inspector Brain Surimalefo has discouraged unnecessary U-turn within the main Honiara highways. Mr Surimalefo made the warning following number of traffic accidents which had occurred last week caused as a result of careless and unnecessary U-turn from drivers. ________Drivers should bear in mind that there is no designated…