Suidani denies bribery allegations

THE Malaita Provincial Premier, Daniel Suidani has denied allegations that the MARA government promised $20,000 and shell money for MPAs who remain with the MARA government. According to allegations spread by MPAs who resigned from MARA, on the night of Friday 17th September, the Malaita provincial minister of finance was driving to see the MPA for…

SUTTON UNDER SPOTLIGHT

Customs and Excise boss caught for breaking country’s financial laws   THE Comptroller of Customs, Jim Sutton, has once again being put on the spotlight for allegedly breaking the law by creating an ‘unauthorised’ commercial bank account in which proceeds of vehicles sold by public auction conducted by Customs are deposited. At the same time,…

Missing $300k case file with DPP

POLICE Chief Mostyn Mangau has on Thursday confirmed the case file of the missing $300k exhibit is now with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions ODPP. He told reporters that the file was forwarded last Friday to the ODPP. “The case file was compiled and forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)…

Resigned MPAs want to reconcile with MARA

A NUMBER of Members of the Provincial Assembly (MPAs) who recently tendered their resignations from the MARA government have reportedly wanted to reconcile with the government. Information reaching Solomon Star Auki claimed that some of the six MPAs are now in talks with MARA government to try, reconcile and return their portfolios. At this stage,…

SINU AT CRISIS POINT

SINU on the verge of collapse as students, lecturers leave in drove   SENIOR lecturers and support staff have warned that the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) could close its doors by the end of next month unless the government intervenes. In an interview yesterday, the staff members who wish to remain unnamed told Solomon…

Premiers conference underway

PROVINCIAL premiers have been challenged to be united in the face of the prevailing socio-economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and to be firm. Speaking during the official opening of the Premiers Meeting at Heritage Park Hotel yesterday, Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) Rollen Seleso urged the the provincial leaders to…