Japans delivers new classroom to Varu

VARU Adventist Primary school on Kolombangara, Western Province, took delivery of their new classroom building and a staff house – thanks to the Government of Japan. The handover ceremony was attended by George Sutcliffe, provincial member for ward 26 North Kolombangara, provincial minister of Tourism Mr Ghemu, Kolombangara Forest Products Limited (KFPL) General Manager Dan…

Eight CSSI officers promoted

EIGHT senior officers of the Correctional Service Solomon Islands this week received their promotions to inspectors and superintendent levels. CSSI commissioner Manelusi formally announced the promotions, which he said were approved by the Police & Prison Services Commission (PPSC). Joseph Watawa is promoted to the rank of Superintendent – Director Correctional Service Training Centre (CSTC)…

MP dismisses police chief’s comments

‘Attack driven by politics’ By IAN M.KAUKUI North Malaita MP Senley Levi Filualea has insisted last weekend’s attack on his home and properties was politically motivated. Filualea was responding to Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau’s comments that the attack has nothing to do with politics. “No the attack was politically-motivated,” Filualea told the Sunday Star…

Solomon Water sets for next stage

CASH-WATER TOP UP SOON SOLOMON Water says it will soon launch its mobile top-up service for its CashWater customers. This means customers registered with BSP’s online banking will soon be able to buy a CashWater top up on their mobile phones, the organisation’s latest newsletter publication has reported.  Solomon Water Customer Service Manager, Lucy Habu…

RSIPF intercept and warn Bougainvilleans for illegal fishing in SI water 

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have intercepted and warned Bougainvilleans for illegal fishing with in Solomon Islands waters on 4 December 2019 during a sea patrol conducted along the common Solomon Islands-Papuan New Guinea border. Police Forward Command Post (PFCP) Command, Kulitanai Inspector Kerry Sireheti says, “RSIPF intercepted the Bougainvilleans close…

RSIPF searches for missing man

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Taro, Choiseul Province are currently are enquiring into the missing crewmember of the Landing Craft (LC) FORESEN on 28 November 2019. The missing crew, a 40 old- male who was from Vella la Vella Island in the Western province  has been working as a crew…

Axiom: Djokovic a liar

AXIOM Mining has hit back, describing the Chief of Staff in the Prime Minister’s Office, Robson Djokovic, “a liar”. The Australian mining company was reacting to a statement Djokovic issued and published on Thursday that referred to accusations Axiom levelled at him as “false, misleading and completely absurd”. “In light of Djokovic’s recent statement to the…

Parl passes changes to Income Tax Bill

PARLIAMENT Wednesday passed the Income Tax (amended) Bill, 2019.  The Bill is one of the DCGA Government’s 100 days priority policy commitment. Minister for Finance & Treasury Harry Kuma explained the bill will increase the personal tax exemption, also known as the tax-free threshold, from $15,080 to $30,080.  “This will see approximately 2,334 low paid…

RHINO BEETLE CLEAN UP IN RENNEL; TREES RECOVER

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock’s Biosecurity Department has completed a clean-up of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) in Rennell Islands. It has also seen evidence of coconut trees recovering from the pest. The clean-up campaign was one of the first of its kind. The clean-up focused on six infected sites and communities in Rennell…