“I AM INNOCENT”

Councillor Dora declares her innocence in ‘questionable payments’   DORA HUAPII IROFIA – the Councillor whose company was at the centre of alleged questionable payments by the Honiara City Council – has denied any wrong doing, declaring her innocence. Cr. Irofia is the member for Cruz Ward in the Honiara City Council. She was the…

‘STAY OUT’

Mamae urges public to ‘stay out’ of HCC matters   FORMER Mayor and City Councillor for Ngosi Ward, Wilson Mamae has urged the public to refrain from making further blatant allegations and allow the responsible authorities to deal with HCC matters as stipulated in the Special Audit Report. In an exclusive interview with this paper…

Premier Maka’a appeals to Ministries to revisit MOU

THE Makira Ulawa Provincial Premier, Julian Maka’a is appealing to the Ministry of Provincial Governments and Institutional Strengthening to revisit a Memorandum of Understanding it should have discussed with the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development to have the provinces to deliver services on its behalf. He made the appeal at the handover ceremony…

SINU owed $123M in unpaid tuition

STUDENTS owe the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) nearly $123 million in unpaid tuition fees, the latest figures released by SINU earlier this week have shown. The Solomon Star has obtained a copy of the list, which also shows details of students, their faculties as well as how much they owe in unpaid tuition fees.…

Mission accomplished

‘KG VI students received WASHBAY 85’   IT was mission accomplished when the new ‘Wash-Bay’ was officially handed over to King George Sixth (KG VI) School by former scholars’ class of 85-89 as their gift to their former school yesterday. Dubbed as ‘WASHBAY 85’ both the Chairman of the class of 85-89 John Adifaka Jnr…

DISSOLVE HCC 

Says Opposition Leader based on ‘Special Audit Report’ and ‘Sore Report’ THE Leader of Opposition Matthew Wale calls on the Minister for Home Affairs to quickly dissolve the Honiara City Council (HCC) and to review its structure. The call was made in light of the damning allegations of corrupt activities made in the Special Audit…

IS IT EXTORTION?

EXTORTION allegedly involving one Honiara City Councillor is the latest accusation to emerge from the report into the Honiara City Council financial affairs. A member of the public told Solomon Star on Tuesday the Councilor “used his position … to try to extort a huge amount of money from me.” “When the chairman of his ward…