$15M DEAL SIGNED

ADB, Solomon Islands sign $15.5 Million Grant to boost Tax Reform THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Solomon Islands today signed grant agreements amounting to $15.5 million to help improve the country’s tax system. The agreements, part of the Domestic Resource Mobilization Project, were jointly signed by ADB Executive Director Tony McDonald,…

MARA back in full strength

The MARA government under the leadership of Premier Daniel Suidani is now back to full strength with the swearing-in of two new ministers, Thursday. The two new ministers joined the MARA camp on Tuesday this week and got their oath yesterday administered by a commission of oath and provincial clerk in the absence of the…

PROTESTERS ARMED

Police assessment indicates presence of arms in Auki AN on the ground assessment by police in Auki, Malaita Province indicated some of the protesters were armed, Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau told a news conference in Honiara, Thursday. Commissioner Mangau also confirmed activities undertaken by the protestors, including the march and sit-in by women in-front of…

MARA REIGNS

Suidani remains in power as mover withdraws motion under pressure The Malaita Alliance for Rural Advancement (MARA) Government led by Premier Daniel Suidani has survived what was regarded as a second motion of no confidence against him after the mover of the motion MPA for Ward 11 Elijah Asilaua withdrew the motion under public pressure.…

Motion likely to be deferred

Despite the fact the Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani welcomes the second motion of no confidence against him Wednesday, the motion will most likely be deferred due to peoples power. The opposition group who claimed their intention to move the motion is in the best interest of the people were proven wrong when their arrival in…

CYBER CRIME LAW NEEDED

‘Gov’t urged to bring the cyber crime law’ SOLOMON Islands social media users, mainly on Facebook (FB) are calling on the government to seriously consider bring to parliament the Cyber bullying law for the sake of our young people and the country. The call came after a young man committed suicide in the Western Province…

Our new envoy to Fiji commissioned

Solomon Islands new High Commissioner to the Republic of Fiji, His Excellency Joseph Ma’ahanua was commissioned at the Government House by the Governor General, His Excellency, Sir David Vunagi on Thursday 21 October 2021. High Commissioner Joseph Maahanua was appointed by the Government as High Commissioner to the Republic of Fiji and Permanent Representative to…

Sogavare – stop pretending

The Leader of Opposition, Hon. Matthew Wale, has labelled the statement by the Prime Minister calling for Malaita leaders to resolve their political issues as hypocritical. Hon. Wale said Prime Minister Sogavare has been hell bent on causing political instability in Malaita and has been single minded about removing Premier Daniel Suidani as Premier of…

In Court with Assumpta

Court refuses Bangladesh’s request to travel home  THE Court had refused bail variations made for the Bangladesh national accused of sexually abusing an 11 year-old girl in April at Lungga, East of Honiara to travel to his home country. Deputy Chief Justice Ricky Iomea in his ruling yesterday said after he considered the submissions and…