Low pay rate for security officers a concern

THE continuous pint-sized hourly rate payment received by local security officers through their various firms is still a serious concern, according to former Police officer Henry Kahui. In an interview with the Solomon Star this week, he said as a person that also engaged in the security industry in the country, he wished to urge…

Nation’s first

First report on shipping grant presented to gov’t NORTH WEST Choiseul has become the first constituency to produce a report of the $5 million grant it used to purchase MV Vatate and set up its business venture. The constituency presented its report to the government yesterday. Chairman of the Taskforce, Moses Pelomo handed the report…

Juffa has no confidence in MSG

THE Governor of Oro in Papua New Guinea says he has no confidence that the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) will act in the interests of the region’s people over a West Papuan bid for MSG membership. Gary Juffa’s comment comes after the Indonesian President Joko Widodo visited PNG this week as high-level lobbying intensifies over…

Rarawa announces CBSI’s major turnaround

Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has recorded a major turnaround on the bank’s operations last year. This was announced by the Governor of the Central Bank Denton Rarawa on Wednesday at the launch of the bank’s 2015 annual report. “I am pleased to announce a major turnaround in CBSI financials from a net loss…

Trio to enter pleas to new charges

THREE men accused of damaging properties worth more than $500,000 at Tamone Settlement, east of Honiara will return to court again on June 1. That’s when they will enter their pleas to the new charges levelled against them. One of the accused is yet to be allocated a lawyer while another two have already secured…

Report: $172 million deficit recorded

THE recently released 2015 Annual Report from the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) shows a record deficit of $172 million for the year on the fiscal front. This was revealed by the Governor Denton Rarawa during the launch event yesterday. He said the deficit resulted from an increase in government expenditure in the second…

Solomons takes part in Arms Trade workshop

SOLOMON Islands recently participated in a four day workshop on Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on 3-6 May. The workshop, which was organized by Control Arms, Nonviolence International Southeast Asia (NISEA) and the Pacific Small Arms Action Group (PSAAG) with funding support from the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations, was…