BORDER ALERT

Six local fishermen detained after coming in contact with relatives   SIX local fishermen have been detained and placed in the quarantine center in the Shortlands after coming in direct contact with their traditional relatives from Bougainville this week. As a result, security has been beefed up at the border.  An initial report said the…

$190M LOAN DEAL

SIG thankful to JICA for support The Solomon Islands Government (SIG) has signed a loan agreement of about SBD190M with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Honiara on Wednesday. Minister of Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma signed the deal on behalf of the government. The concessional loan is purposely to assist the work on…

VOW TO FIX HCC

HONIARA City Lord Mayor and Councilor Wilson Mamae had vowed to clean up the mess and fix the Honiara City Council Office. He made this profound sentiment after he appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday. A number of concerns and issues were raised by PAC on the outcome of the Special Investigative Audit…

PM welcomes new PNG envoy 

PAPUA New Guinea’s new high commissioner to Solomon Islands H.E Moses Kaul has paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Wednesday. Prime Minister Sogavare in his brief remarks has welcomed the new PNG envoy to the Solomon Islands. “Welcome to the happy isles,” the Prime Minister said. The Prime Minister said Papua New…

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…

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…