Kuma commends NPF

THE Minister for Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma says the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) has done a lot in terms of its financial and operational performance for the year ending 30th June 2019. Mr Kuma made the acknowledgment on Monday when speaking at the official announcement of the 2019 financial year crediting rate award.…

Makili slams Sasako

CIVIL Society leader Lawrence Makili calls on veteran journalist Alfred Sasako to stop misleading this nation about the Bintang Mining Solomon Islands Ltd (BIMSI) Mining $300 million injected into the nation’s coffers since 2014. “Who are you fooling Sasako,” Mr Makili questioned. It was reported by Sasako yesterday that new unaudited figures obtained by Islands…

Poor turnout of youths at police forum

THERE was poor turnout of youths during the youth-police forum dialogue on Monday in Honiara. The event was held at the Multi-Purpose Hall. A head count just saw just well over a hundred youths showed up during the forum facilitated by Police. The forum was arranged by the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in which…

Voters thank MP for not supporting China

NORTH West Guadalcanal people have uttered their gratitude towards their Member of Parliament Bodo Detke for his stand with Taiwan instead of China. Former Member of Provincial Assembly for Sahalu ward Kanuto Kobi relayed the statement through the North West Guadalcanal Stringer John Toki on Monday. “We the people of Sahalu ward in N/West Guadalcanal…

Police investigate death incident in Guadalcanal Province

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) are investigating a death incident at Vatubulu Primary School in East Central Guadalcanal on 28 September 2019. Police Criminal Investigating Officer (PCIO) Guadalcanal Province, Inspector Hughes Nevol says, “On the night of Saturday 28 September 2019, the complainant, deceased and other two boys were consuming alcohol.…

Suidani: my people want democracy

MALAITANs want to remain with democracy and not communism. That’s according Premier Daniel Suidani in a press conference last Friday.  “As a mandated leader of the province, I will have to be with the people as we are just representatives for them who voted us into power,” he said. Suidani added the people of Malaita…

Sogavare: sacked minister undermines my leadership

PM HITS OUT AT HOU By IAN M. KAUKUI PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has accused sacked minister Rick Hou of conspiring to destabilise his Government and undermine his leadership. Sogavare gave Hou his marching orders Wednesday this week for standing against government moves to switch from Taiwan to China. Hou, the former National Planning minister, came…

Manele holds talks with Payne

FOREIGN Minister Hon Jeremiah Manele has held bilateral talks with his Australian counterpart Senator Marise Payne in New York over the weekend. A statement from the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said Foreign Minister Manele told Ms Payne that Solomon Islands continue to cherish the long relationship shared with Australia. That said, Mr Manele has acknowledged…