BSP supports cancer unit with $10k

Each year to celebrate Pink-tober BSP staff would normally wear something pink and then make a small donation for funds to be used for cancer research.  Funds raised are then matched dollar for dollar by BSP, a statement from the bank said. “BSP staff has been wearing pink for Pink-tober for 5 years and while…

Filualea launches Housing scheme (phase 2)

NORTH Malaita Constituency Office has launched its phase two housing project in North Malaita on Monday 24th Feb 2020. The phase two launching ceremony was attended by the member of Parliament for the constituency Levi Senley Filualea, his Project officer, Ward Admin officers, Timber Milling operation team and resources owners. At the launching program, Mr.…

China’s debt trap is already here

The recent USD100 billion-dollar deal exposed in the media is a classic debt trap in the making, according to Peter Kenilorea Jr, deputy Leader of the Opposition.  Kenilorea made this statement in response to the recent revelations of the Minister of Finance Harry Kuma entering negotiations with a Beijing agent for the enormous loan of…

No arrest yet on Lunnga river death

No arrest has been made yet in relation to the death of a man whose body was found at the Lunnga river mouth, East of Honiara early this month. Acting Police Chief Mostyn Mangau said they are relying on information from the public to assist the police investigation into this incident. “I cannot provide you…

Man arrested for Malaita stabbing incident

A MAN has been arrested on Wednesday following a stabbing incident at Foudiko in East Malaita on February 14. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau on Thursday said the suspect wounded two alleged victims following an issue of a boy and a girl relationship. “….this suspect was arrested on Wednesday by police in Malaita,” Mr. Mangau told…

SINU saga VC playing with fire

SOLOMON Islands National University (SINU) Vice-Chancellor Ganesh Chand’s response through his media personal to counter claims of SINU Student Association issues is being labelled as ‘playing with the fire’. Reliable sources close to VC’s office said this press release would not have come directly from the Ganesh Chand VC himself, who is currently on holiday…

BRIBERY ATTEMPT?

THE Western provincial secretary has lashed out at the way a high court official showed up with hard cash in a bid to get approval for a business license to develop the controversial KHY Seafront in Gizo, Western Province. The incident took Jeffery Wickham by surprise when the deputy sheriff of the High Court Bobby…

Gov’t Refute US100 Billion Media Report

Finance Minister Harry Kuma this afternoon held a press conference to respond to recent media reports on the USD 100 Billion loan issue. See below his speech.  Representatives from the media, ladies, and gentlemen the purpose of this conference is to outright reject and clarify the misleading media report in relation to the US$100 billion…

USD $100 BILLION LOAN – NEW TWIST

The leader of Opposition Hon. Matthew Wale has expressed great shock at the report in Solomon Star on Tuesday 25th February 2020 of new information coming out from inside sources within the Prime Minister’s Office that the USD11 Bn commission from the proposed USD100 Bn loan includes payments to senior MPs within Sogavare’s government. Solomon…

High performance leadership training concludes

A two-day high-performance leadership introduction training has concluded on Wednesday in Honiara. The training which focuses on leadership was attended by participants from companies around Honiara such as Solrice, Trade Co and others. One of the facilitators, Ben Nginabule said over the two days, they focus more on the introduction part as they have also another…