CBSI tight lipped over ESP saga 

THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) is tight-lipped over the continuous media reports that the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) is soon to dry up as Government is seeking additional funds to keep it running. As understood, all Government accounts are with CBSI meaning it is the bank to the Solomon Islands Government. This paper…

AG applauds frontline workers

Attorney General (AG) John Muria Jr applauds frontline workers for keeping Covid-19 at bay from spreading into the community. He made the remark when he spoke at the opening of the country’s legal year at the High Court in Honiara yesterday. “I applaud our frontline workers for keeping the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading into the…

Courts’ doors open 

THE 2021 Legal Year has been officially opened yesterday in a ceremonial sitting at the High Court. In his remarks on Tuesday, Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer said 2020 has been particularly difficult for the judiciary. He said this was compounded by the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic and its impacts on the national…

$50M PAYOUT ORDER

LSL slaps $50m High Court order on government   THE Government has been issued a $50 million payout ordered by the High Court just as it is struggling to meet other commitments, including the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) payouts. Lawyers acting for Levers Solomon Ltd [LSL] have issued the High Court Order as well as…

Contestants reminded

Contestants of 2020 North East Guadalcanal and Central Honiara Constituency by-elections have been reminded to file their accounts of campaign expense and donations. The due date is 23rd February 2021.  Chief Electoral Officer and Commissioner, Mrs. Jane Waetara has confirmed that SIEO is yet to receive campaign and expense reports from any of the 14…

Suicide case probed

ROYAL Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Malaita Province are investigating an alleged suicide incident involving a 12-year-old girl who lost her life over the weekend at Gwounaoa area in Malaita. Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Malaita Provincial Inspector Michial Ramosaea confirmed this to Solomon Star Auki, Monday. He said police are investigating the…

ECONOMY HIT HARD

THE continuous impact of COVID-19 pandemic has continued to affect the country’s economy while the government is in a desperate situation to keep it afloat with the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP). According to the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) latest monthly report, the domestic production shows that CBSI preliminary monthly production index in November…

KGVI quarantine station closed

KING George Sixth School as of this week will no longer be used as quarantine centres as it prepares for its academic year. For the past weeks, the school has been occupied by those who came in from the low-risk countries like Fiji and Vanuatu to be quarantined there.  Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of…