Plans to restructure WPIC

The newly appointed government led by Christian Mesepitu plans to restructure its biggest business arms Western Provincial Investment Co-operation (WPIC). In his statement of the Motion of Sine Die on Wednesday Premier Mesepitu said one of the long-standing continuous issues faced by successive governments over the years is that of the WPIC and its structure.…

Malaita Bank endorsed

The Malaita Provincial Government is taking the idea of having a Malaita Bank seriously. Malaita Bank is one of the agendas endorsed by the Malaita Provincial Government in an extraordinary meeting on Thursday. Premier Daniel Suidani said it is high time that Malaita must establish its own financial institution to depend on. The Premier said…

ESP report to be presented early 2022

The Minister for Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoF) stated he will bring the full implementation report on the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) before Parliament in early 2022. Minister Harry Kuma highlighted this in Parliament during the Motion of Sine Die on Wednesday. “At present the monetary program implementation is currently being done and I…

ANZ donates AUD$100k

ANZ Bank has announced it would donate AUD100,000 (SBD800K) to the Solomon Islands rebuild, including some funds previously announced for COVID19 relief. This was revealed by ANZ Solomon Islands Country Head, Martin Beattie, in a statement yesterday. “The Solomon Islands has had a turbulent history but it is a proud country and we truly believe…

Malaita celebrates World Disability Day

PERSONS with Disabilities in Malaita Province last Friday celebrated the International Day of persons with Disabilities in Auki. The International Day of persons with Disabilities was marked in Auki under the theme, “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post covid-19 world.” The event started with a parade from…

Report buses, shops for over-pricing

The Honiara City Council has encouraged those who experienced unfair pricing or being overcharged by buses or taxis (public transport) to contact the Law Enforcement Unit for further action. There have been reports that certain shops have hiked their prices very high following last week’s riots, whilst in one case, a bus had increased its…