US THREATENS SI

 ….says it will retaliate if China sets up permanent military presence here THREATENED WITH RETALIATORY ACTION OVER SECURITY PACT RETALIATORY action would be taken if a de facto permanent military presence were to be established in Solomon Islands, the United States warned Prime Minister Sogavare last Friday. The warning emerged in the transcript of a…

Squatters delay hospital project

THE growing number of squatters at the proposed site for the new hospital in Gilbert Camp, East Honiara is delaying progressive work to commence the project. This was revealed by the Minister of Health and Medical Services Dr Culwick Togamana yesterday in Parliament during the Committee of Supply stage to debate the 2022 Appropriation Bill.…

ELECTORAL CHIEF RESIGNS

CHIEF Electoral Officer, Mrs. Jane Waetara has tendered her official resignation this month. A statement from the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) office has confirmed, Thursday. It was an early resignation, it stated. “Her official resignation came into effect on Wednesday 13th April, 2022 and steps to fill the vacant post of the chief electoral…

$4.4B BUDGET PASSED

PARLIAMENT yesterday afternoon passed the 2022 Appropriation Bill to allow government to use more than $4.4billion for this year. Parliament’s approval of the budget for this year is to cater for government services delivery during this financial year ending December 2022. The Bill which was passed without any amendment went through days of debate in…

Land owners praised for allowing land

YOU have made the right decision in allowing your land for this development to take place, says Premier Daniel Suidani. The Malaita Provincial Premier uttered this when officially handing over the Manawai Harbour Market building last Friday in East Are’Are, Malaita Province.  Speaking during the handing over ceremony, Premier Suidani thanked the land owning tribe,…