Beu: Temotu gov’t has $1M debt

Temotu Provincial Government has reported incurred a debt that has now risen to $1 million.  Sacked provincial minister for Natural Resources, Fr. Brown Beu, made the claim. Beu was sacked last week over what Premier Nelson Menale claimed was “working against him”. Beu, a former premier himself, claimed the $1 million debt will stand in…

Beu denies accusations

Sacked Temotu provincial minister of natural resources Fr Brown Beu has slammed accusations levelled at him as basis for his termination Premier Nelson Menale last week. Beu received his marching orders last Thursday after Premier Menale accused him of undermining his leadership. Premier Menale stated he was suspicious of Beu indulging in scrupulous  deals with…

Rehabilitation demand grows: now former constables want money, too

The government’s recent disbursement of $3 million (US$370,000) to former Malaita Eagle Force (MEF) combatants for rehabilitation purposes had seemingly sparked new demands for similar remuneration. More than 800 officers of the defunct Special Police Constable are demanding similar payment to be made to them. Malaitan former officer Jonathan Mae, who served as a constable…

Iromea non-sense, says Dausabea

Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) Presidents Charles Dausabea says Burns Creek community leader John Seti Iromea’s accusations do not worth his reply. Iromea earlier question the silence Dausabea and his group had towards the government’s recent payment of $3 million to ex-militants from Malaita. “What I can say is Iromea’s comments are non-sense and does not…

PM lashes out at Statesmen

‘Their knights do not mean they are better’ Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare lashes out at the statesmen who during the weekend accused him of personalizing and deviating in his response on the $3m payout issue. Sir Allan Kemakeza, Sir Paul Tovua and the Deputy Chair of the Solomon Islands Intervention Taskforce, Joses Tuhanuku in their…