RATES RAISE BUSINESS CONCERN

SICCI meets with HCC over increase of licenses THE increase of rates of business operating license fees in 2023 by the Honiara City Council (HCC) raises concern about the impact on businesses operating in Honiara city and the wider economy. “We have already seen evidence on the risk of a slowdown in economic activity, so…

Naha home burglarised

BURGLARS broke into a family home at Naha Ridge yesterday morning and got away with laptops, phones and cash. Mrs Nanette Tutua told Solomon Star that it was around 5am that burglars broke open their residential gate lock and entered their house through the back door. They took away two laptops, phones and cash. She…

EX-COPS PRESS ON

Ex-policemen accuse Senior Ministers accused of ignoring plight, warn of dire consequences if the government fails to address payout claim in a month SENIOR MINISTERS Manasseh Maelanga, Peter Shanel and Bradley Tovosia have been accused of ignoring the plight of ex-police officers pushing a multi-million-dollar payout claim from the DCGA government. An estimated 430 ex-police…

‘PAY US UP’

Ex-Police Officers who served at the western border during the civil unrest are warning the gov’t that their patience is wearing thin over their delayed payment EX-POLICE officers who served along the sea border between Solomon Islands and Bougainville during the civil unrest 23 years ago have warned their patience is wearing thin. They are…

PMO INJECTS $5 MILLION INTO SIBC

The Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) has injected a SB$5 million budgetary support to the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation (SIBC) to boost the National Broadcasters services locally and abroad. This is an increase of SB$4 million dollars from the annual subvention grant of SB$1 million every year. The increase was drawn under…

Cattle workers owed

Owed Gonokukufo Cattle Project workers in Malaita call on the National Government to settle longstanding labour arrears THE National government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) owes workers at the Gono Kukufo Cattle Project in West Kwaio, Malaita Province, the sum of $1,234,908.00 since 2016, it was revealed.  And the cattle workers are…