More bombs removed in West

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team demolished more than 600 unexploded bombs (UXOs) in the Western Province during Operation Render Safe from 15 to 19 November 2018. The Operation was conducted in Munda, Rendova, Ringi and Teme on Kolombangara Island. Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of the RSIPF EOD Team, Inspector Clifford…

HOMES RAZED IN RETALIATION

Eleven (11) dwelling houses at Taravo Village in the Titige area of West Honiara, Guadalcanal Province have been burnt down early Sunday morning in retaliation after a man was allegedly attacked for using abusive words. As a result relatives of the man who was attacked entered the Taravo village and allegedly went on a rampage…

Cocaine yet to be destroyed

POLICE are yet to destroy the million dollars worth of cocaine that was seized from a yacht in Honiara in September. Speaking to media personnel at the weekly commissioner’s conference yesterday, supervising police commissioner Juanita Matanga said they are continuing with their investigation on the case. “We are still waiting for feedback from our samples,”…

MPs $400k terminal grant

‘$20 million tax-free for MPs’ By ANDREW FANASIA THE Members of Parliament (MP) will walk away with their untaxed $400,000 each terminal grant when the 10th Parliament comes to its natural death in few weeks. Minister for Finance and Treasury, Manasseh Sogavare told Parliament when he moved the 2018 Supplementary Appropriation Bill (No.2) 2018 this…

$3.93b budget announced

THE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance and Treasury Manasseh Sogavare has announced a $3.93 billion budget under the theme ‘Resourcing the basic fundamentals’, Tuesday. The announcement was made when he moved the 2019 Appropriation Bill 2018 to be put to the second reading in the parliament on Tuesday. Delivering the Government’s fiscal plan…

$119.4m in supplementary for 2018 brought to Parliament

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) today will commence hearings into the second supplementary appropriation bill intended to further fund the financial year ending 31st December 2018. The Ministry of Finance and Treasury brought the 2018 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2018 sought approval for a total of $119.4million for 11 Government ministries. A total of $21.7million was…

CARROT POTENTIAL

Malaita Province has the potential to supply the country with carrots says a local farmer who grows carrot locally. Lionel Maeliu, a well-known organic farmer in Central Kwara’ae, Malaita Province believes that Malaita has the potential to supply the country with carrots once carrot farming is encouraged throughout the province. He revealed this potential after…