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…

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…

BACKHOE RAMPAGE

Man accused of rampaging hotel with Backhoe remanded By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN THE man accused of damaging the reception area at the Coral Sea Resort in Honiara with a Backhoe Excavator over the weekend has been remanded in custody on Tuesday. Davidson Irofinao has been charged with one count of malicious damage and five counts of…