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…

Wale: claim by Djokovic lame 

The Leader of Opposition Matthew Wale says the statement by the Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister’s Office, Robson Djokovic is yet another attempt to protect himself and those implicated in the allegations of soliciting monies for personal gains. Wale in a statement yesterday said; “As the Leader of Opposition, my office has a…

GRADE 6 STUDENTS PLACED

ALL year six students have been placed to continue their secondary education in secondary schools across the country next year. That’s according to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) Dr. Franco Rodie. He announced this during the MEHRD Annual Joint Review (AJR) 2019 in Honiara, Monday.  “I’m pleased…

AXIOM STANDS BY CLAIMS

Insists Djokovic tries to solicit funds from them AUSTRALIAN mining firm Axiom Ltd has insisted the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff Robson Djokovic attempted to solicit funds from them for his personal benefit. “Around the time when Robson Djokovic became Chief of Staff, he approached Axiom’s Australia-based chairman,” a statement Axiom’s Community Affairs Manager Philemon…

Tribes sign new pact with Hyundai

SEVEN tribes that owned aggregate resources in the Tina River area in central Guadalcanal signed an agreement with the Hyundai Engineering Company Ltd [HEC] to supply aggregate sources.  Hyundai Engineering Company Ltd [HEC], a Korean firm, will construct the Tina Hydro Dam in Central Guadalcanal.  The agreement signed Tuesday 3rd December 2019 relates to the…