Suidani: threat has no basis

MALAITA Premier Daniel Suidani says the threat the national government issued against his government has no legal basis. He stated this in his reply letter to that of the Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) Rollen Seleso, who threaten to suspend the Malaita Provincial Government if Suidani does not work together with the…

Australia release $71M COVID-19 support 

THE Australian Government has provided additional funding support of $71 Million to help Solomon Islands implement its health and economic response to COVID-19. Australian High Commissioner Dr. Lachlan Strahan signed the funding support document with Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Jeremiah Manele, Thursday. Speaking at the signing ceremony yesterday, Australian High Commissioner Dr. Lachlan Strahan…

$70m for recovery measures 

A TOTAL of $70 million is allocated for immediate recovery measures 2 under the Economic Stimulus Package third component to address the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on the country’s economy. The prime minister announced on Monday that the government’s $70 million package proposes equity injection into government-owned or partly owned companies to enable them to…

Gov’t told to reconsider ‘suspension’ threat

A GOVERNMENT threat to suspend Malaita Provincial government is a slap on the face of the people of Malaita and their premier. Hence this “ill-conceived” decision must be reconsidered by the Minister responsible. This sentiment was echoed by a former government political appointee, who asked not to be named.  “It is not in anyone’s interest…

PM on -4.9% GDP decline prediction  

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says preliminary predictions by CBSI and the Ministry of Finance indicate that Covid-19 is ‘likely to have a considerable negative impact on the economy’.   Sogavare made the statement at the launching of the Economic Stimulus Package this week in Honiara. He said the country is now heading towards recession in the…

Marau hails team work

MEMBER of Parliament for Ulawa Ugi Constituency William Bradford Marau has praised the teamwork that resulted in the successful opening and blessing of three church projects on Ulawa Island. Speaking during the ceremony Hon Marau said that each support whether it be from groups or individuals has played an important role in the successful completion…

Abae hits back

Sore, Mamae must tell the truth, he urges FORMER chairman of the Honiara City Council (HCC) Finance Standing Committee, Cr Billy Abae has rebutted a statement from the office of the Mayor and City Clerk, over the recent revelation of unaccounted revenue collected for the sale of Fire Extinguishers by the Council. In a statement issued…

Abae hits back

Sore, Mamae must tell the truth, he urges FORMER chairman of the Honiara City Council (HCC) Finance Standing Committee, Cr Billy Abae has rebutted a statement from the office of the Mayor and City Clerk, over the recent revelation of unaccounted revenue collected for the sale of Fire Extinguishers by the Council. In a statement issued…