SHIPPING GRANT

I don’t receive funds; just an allocation says Rini Member of Parliament (MP) for Marovo Constituency and former Minister for Finance and Treasury, Snyder Rini says he didn’t receive any shipping grant from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID) in 2016. Mr Rini made this clarification yesterday following a call from a concerned woman…

TOUGH LAW LOOMS

Intending candidates warned of changes to electoral law By IAN M.KAUKUI THE passage of the newly amended electoral law puts a hard warning to intending candidates for the upcoming National General Election in terms of how they perform themselves during their campaign. Solomon Islands Electoral Commission Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Mose Saitala urged the intending…

HUGE REQUEST

NTF wants $112 million in Supplementary By AATAI JOHN LAUNGI   THE National Transport Fund (NTF) that’s being used to improve infrastructure in the country is seeking another $112,000,000 in the supplementary budget. Senior officials from the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT) appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) last week to reveal the…

UNSOLVED PUZZLE

PAC: OPMC must resolve RIPEL issue By ANDREW FANASIA THE Russell Islands Plantation Estate Limited (RIPEL) issue will remain stagnant if the government and the national leaders continue to politicise the position in the RIPEL Cabinet sub committee and other sub committee, under the Office of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet (OPMC). Opposition Leader,…

Double murder trial

ACCUSED SPOTTED Witnesses identify two men in CCTV footage By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN TWO prosecution witnesses have identified the persons in the footage as the two men on trial for the murder of the Chinese business couple at their shop at Town Ground, west Honiara, in April last year. The couple’s security guard Jimson Goufi and…

Villagers retaliate against Asian logger

DISGRUNTLED landowners on Santa Cruz, Temotu Province, on Wednesday faced up to an Asian logger, destroying a temporary bridge the logger built some six kilometres into the forest. A village spokesman, Glen Nhavie said the landowners of Nea village were angry the logger, Xingling Company trespassed into their land, destroyed their tabu sites and cut…

Juvenile arrested on rape allegation

A 15-YEAR-OLD juvenile has been arrested and charged in relation to an alleged rape incident at Nusa Baruku island near Gizo on Monday . Police officers in Gizo, Western province are investigating the case. “The victim is a 4-year-old girl and the incident occurred at Nusa Baruku, an island opposite Gizo Town on 13 July…