PAC scrutinises HCC 

HCC needs Finance Ordinance   THE Honiara City Council (HCC) should develop procedures and guidance for the purchase of goods and services. That’s according to the Special Investigation Audit Report compiled by the Solomon Islands Office of the Auditor General (OAG) which was scrutinised by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday.  The Auditors from…

Feraladoa MU equipped with farming tools, seeds

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) through its Honiara Urban City Agriculture office (HUC) has supported Feraladoa St. Peter Mother’s Union group of Tuvaruhu Parish in Honiara with essential farming tools and vegetable seeds. A statement issued by MAL Media Unit said, the support was made possible through funding support under MAL livelihood and…

Bio-security destroys confiscated goods 

Bio-security officers of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Friday, last week destroyed the dozen of concealed goods which was impounded from a shipment at the Ports International wharf in Honiara on Thursday 25th February. The goods were destroyed at the MAL Bio-security Quarantine site at Ranadi, East Honiara, together with the smuggled seeds…

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR TRAFFIC RULES?

DO we have traffic police within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF)? If so, who is in charge and what does the public expect of them?  There are many other questions that need to be asked of the traffic police as well as the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, which is responsible for the maintenance…

Kukum Highway phase 2 deal sealed

A consultancy agreement to begin consultancy services on phase two of the Kukum Highway project was signed in Honiara, Tuesday. The signing was conducted between the Solomon Islands Government and the CTI Engineering International Co. Ltd of Japan, a statement from Government Communication Unit said. Phase two of the road improvement project will start from…

Lusibaea Jnr committed to stand trial at High Court

THE driver of the vehicle that allegedly hit and killed a man outside the Island Nightclub area at Henderson in Guadalcanal last December has been committed to stand trial at the High Court. Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi handed down the decision on Tuesday, saying there was sufficient evidence against Jimmy Lusibaea Jnr on the charges of…

$53k PAYMENT

Sore: where’s the evidence?   HONIARA City Mayor and City Clerk have asked if both Councillors Reginald Ngati and Billy Abae provide their evidence for the new revelation before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) about a $53,000 payment to the Clerk on Tuesday. The new so-called revelation was revealed when both Councillors appeared before the…

PM ORDERS SECURITY STEP UP AT WESTERN BORDER

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Tuesday has ordered to further beef up surveillance at the western border. This followed the increase of number of COVID-19 cases in Papua New Guinea and neighboring Bougainville. The Prime Minister said the latest WHO report indicates an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Bougainville to around 26…