SIFF: Makira is not disqualified

The Makira Ulawa men’s football team is not disqualified according to the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF). Rumours said Makira Ulawa team will be disqualified for fielding Nicholas Muri who was claimed to be a Telekom S-league registered player for the 2015 TSL season. Muri played in two of Makira’s opening matches of which they…

‘Shipping grant payout normal’

PAYMENTS of shipping grants to Members of Parliament (MP) is a normal thing done by previous governments. Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) Henry Murray revealed this in an exclusive interview with the Solomon Star. “Paying out shipping grants to Members of Parliament (MP) is not new, as it is a…

Island Link hits back

…Plans to sue TSI THE Director Operation of the Island Link Shipping Services (ILSS) says they are pursuing legal action to sue Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) following claims that ILSS is a ghost company. Clive Runimetu said this in an interview yesterday after reports issued by TSI and publicized in this Paper on Friday last…

National Freshwater Aquaculture Centre re-opens in Vanuatu

Port Vila, Vanuatu – Vanuatu’s newly rehabilitated National Freshwater Aquaculture Centre which was severely damaged by Tropical Cyclone Pam last year, was officially re-opened in Port Vila on Friday (8 July). The ceremony was attended by Vanuatu’s Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Forestry, the Hon Matai Seremaia; Minister for Infrastructure and Public Utility,…

MPs join parliamentary workshop in London

Two Members of the National Parliament have successfully participated in a workshop hosted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association United Kingdom (CPA UK), in London. The programme aimed to enhance the capacity and effectiveness of parliamentarians and parliamentary officials in the financial scrutiny and oversight of aid by both aid donors and recipient countries in order…