New Japanese envoy presents credentials

THE Japanese new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Morimoto Yasuhiro on Thursday presented his Letter of Credence to Governor-General His Excellency Sir David Vunagi. H.E Yasuhiro conveys the cordial greetings of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan and desires to maintain and promote the friendship and goodwill which happily exist between both nations,…

Decline in log exports, slow revenue for SIG

LOGGING is still one of the country’s key export commodities but its contribution is expected to decline soon as log exports move to more sustainable levels. Minister of Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma made this statement when speaking in parliament on Tuesday. Mr. Kuma said logging activities were severely affected by COVID-19 trade disruption in…

Economic activities continues  

THE extension of State of Public Emergency (SoPE) does not mean ceasing economic activities within the country says Minister of Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma. Mr. Kuma made this statement when speaking in parliament on Tuesday. He said businesses will be operating as normal during the period of SoPE until the country registered a case…

Search called off

SEARCH for the six people who went missing at sea in Temotu Province in July 11 has been called off. Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau confirmed this at his weekly conference, Thursday. “The search was called off and search and rescue are still listening out for further information from the community,” Mangau said. Mangau said they…

DRUG FIND

Amphetamine found on yacht By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   SWABS collected from items seized from inside Mo Chuisle – the yacht that illegally entered our country last month- have tested positive for a drug called amphetamine. Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau revealed this on Thursday during the police weekly media conference at the Rove Police headquarters. Mr Mangau…

Fast money scheme warning

MEMBERS of the general public have been warned to avoid investing in any new and emerging fraudulent fast money-making schemes that are currently being promoted.   Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) issued the warning in a statement on Thursday. The statement said promoters of these emerging schemes are now desperate to lure new members into joining…

$10m allowance package

THE Government through the Ministry of Education has paid a total of $10milllion in COVID-19 allowance package to local students studying in overseas educational institutions. This was revealed by the Minister of Education and Human Resources Development (MERHD) Lanelle Tanangada in parliament on Wednesday when contributing to a motion to approve the proclamation declared by…

Djokovic guilty, sentence next 

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s Chief of Staff Robson Djokovic has yesterday pleaded guilty to the traffic offence against him. Djokovic entered a guilty plea to one count of careless driving before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi. Sentencing submissions and mitigation were then made and the matter further adjourned to August 3 for sentence. Public Prosecutor John…