‘Probe bribery allegations’

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands (TSI) says the ongoing serious allegations of bribery involving Members of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) in Malaita Province must be reported with evidence for arrest and investigation. In a statement on Monday, TSI said the ongoing blaming of MPAs for the act of bribery is really disturbing. TSI said it seems the…

Plea to top polluters

Cut the green house emission Climate change threatens our islands   PRIME Minister(PM) Manasseh Sogavare makes a strong call by requesting all major greenhouse gas emitting countries to cut emissions and take more ambitious action place the world on a below 1.5 degrees Celsius pathway. His call came during his address to the 76th United…

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,…

Minister refuses Suidani’s plea for Ministerial appointments

GCU: The Minister for Provincial Governments and Institutional Strengthening, Hon. Rollen Seleso has refused to formally appoint new ministers following their nominations by Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani. Suidani nominated seven members of the Malaita Provincial Assembly on 13 September to replace those that have resigned from his MARA Executive early this month. In a letter…