Insurance must be inclusive: Renbel

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has conducted its last and final insurance policy consultation program at Rennell and Bellona Province on Tuesday this week. This session follows after a year of consultations conducted throughout six provinces in 2020 before the final stop in the last two provinces this year in Temotu and Renbel Province. CBSI…

ALL ESP APPROVALS DONE

The Government’s Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) committee has completed all approvals of applications. That’s according to the Chairperson and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury McKinnie Dentana. Since the launch of the ESP, several thousands of applications were submitted from around the nation and went through vigorous and strict screening and selection…

Local Fisheries Officers end IEM Training

FISHERIES Compliance officers from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) of the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) received training in Investigations and Evidence Management (IEM) from the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Legal team.  The Training was hosted in Munda, Western Province over five days from 19th to 23rd April and delivered by…

AIRCRAFTS TO CONTINUE FLY

SOLOMON Airlines will not ground any of its aircraft despite the negative impact of COVID-19 on the industry. That’s according to the Solomon Airlines newly appointed Chairman Frank Wickham when speaking to local journalists for the first time, Tuesday this week in Honiara. “We will not ground any of our aircraft,” he said. The reason…

Veke: 2021 budget is the most inclusive

  THE 2021 Budget can be described as the ‘most inclusive budget.’  Minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Hon. Veke’s highlighted this during his 2021 Appropriation Bill 2021 debate speech in Parliament this week, a statement issued by the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. The Police Minister said the inclusiveness of the budget…

DCGA recognises rural development

THE Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) continues to seriously recognise the rural sector development as stated in the 2021 budget. Minister for Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma told the parliament when he presented the 2021 Appropriation Bill 2021, Tuesday. “Mr. Speaker, as this Honorable House would fully appreciate, the Solomon Islands cannot realise its…

TOP DOWN BUDGET

• 2021 Budget into 2nd reading • SIEA tariff rates reduction by May    THE government had decided to guide the development of the 2021 budget from a ‘top-down approach.  Minister for Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma said this when he delivered the 2021 Budget speech in the parliament, Tuesday. “Let me now turn to…

INDUSTRY HIT HARD

Govt takes steps to promote domestic tourism   THE Government through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism is taking steps to help keep the ailing tourism industry in the country afloat which has been battered by COVID-19 travel restrictions for the past 12 months. As such the government is scouting for solutions through its ‘re-direction…