$10M SCANDAL ARREST

Police charge Health ministry’s financial controller POLICE on Wednesday arrested and charged the financial controller of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services in connection to the $10 million that was stolen from the ministry. Stephen Kido Dalipanda, from Choiseul Province, appeared in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court on 15 counts of false pretences. He was…

HCC sine die, Thursday

HONIARA City Council will have its sine die motion on Thursday to reflect on its achievement so far this financial year. This comes after they have tabled and passed the $39million Honiara City Council (HCC) Budget recently. Honiara City clerk Charles Kelly said 2016 has been a year of “a lot of ups and downs”.…

Manele wants strategic infrastructure plan for provinces

OPPOSITION Leader Jeremiah Manele wants to see investment in infrastructures distributed evenly to all the provinces in the country. Mr Manele made this call following government’s allocation of $244 million to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development in its 2017 Budget. Mr Manele said over the years Solomon Islands Government basically maintain existing infrastructures rather…

Finance clarifies payment to MPs

THE huge amounts of money paid to Members of Parliament this month are for constituencies. According to a Ministry of Finance and Treasury source, this is the final quarterly payment from the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) to MPs for their constituencies under the Rural Constituency Development Fund (RCDF). Reports reaching Solomon Star stated that…