CBSI LIFTS FOREIGN EXCHANGE PAYMENT LIMITS

WHILE lack of money prevented Solomon Islands from celebrating its 43rd Independence Anniversary on Wednesday, the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) surprised everyone by easing restrictions on how much money can be sent overseas per transaction. Businesses can now send $1 million per transaction while personal transactions have been increased to $100, 000 per…

ACCIDENT KILLS FIVE

Five people died, three injured in a fatal Independence accident   AT Least five people have died and three sustained injuries in a fatal accident on Wednesday night at the Tenaru Bridge. The tragic accident involved a privately owned vehicle used as a passenger vehicle. According to police report, the accident has involved a double…

SOPE ends soon

THE State of Public Emergency (SOPE) will soon end on 24th July. That’s according to Attorney General (AG) John Muria Jr when speaking during the national talk-back show over the national broadcaster yesterday. “We know that on the 24th July our State of Public Emergency will come to an end,” he said. However, he added…

STUDENTS STUCK OVER VISA ISSUE

Five students still remain in Philippines   FIVE of our local students studying in Philippines are still in Manila due to VISA issues. Speaking during the radio talk-back show yesterday, Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, Dr Franco Rodie said according to their record they still have five students…

SINU AGAIN

University ends Employment Contracts for all Academic staff UNTIL last month it is the students who faced an uncertain future as Government officials and the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Management grappled with the issue of allowing students with outstanding tuition fees to sit their First Semester exams. That was been successfully resolved and some…

Tribal landowners react

‘We stand solid and united to protect our tribal land’   WHILE the past government must be blame for depriving our land rights under the ‘Compulsory Acquisition’ we will not stop pursuing our land related issues and concerns with the current led Sogavare government. “We will continue to exercise our constitutional right to express our…

Xie Xie TAIWAN

Premier Suidani recovering after medical treatment, thanks ROC Taiwan   THE Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani successfully underwent his medical treatment in Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan). Speaking exclusively to Solomon Star Auki from Taipei, Premier Suidani said he is now feeling well after receiving the much needed medical treatment. Mr Suidani underwent his medical…

LOs’ BLOCK LAND

..demands gov’t to sort out Tina Hydro development  LANDOWNING Tribes who were deprived of their rights for hosting the much talked national project Tina Hydro Project are demanding the National Government to give back their land. After several attempt to solve their issue with the national government they have taken another step by stopping the…