Chiefs work to resolve land issues

FAUKWAE House of chiefs in North Malaita is currently working very hard to help solve land issues in the region, to allow development activities to reach the constituency. Speaking to Solomon Star Auki, a paramount chief of Foukwae House of Chiefs, Richard Rarangia Oiomea said they have already established and identified a total of 68…

SICCI: Resolve public transport impasse

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) is deeply concerned about the public transport sit-in protest that occurred in Honiara City yesterday which has affected workers, students and members of the general public. SICCI is calling on the rightful authorities through the Inland Revenue Division (IRD) and the Honiara Public Transport Association to…

Minister threatens to repeal NTF Act

THE road infrastructure fund was awarded this year under the National Transport Fund (NTF), after the Minister for Finance and Treasury threatens the sources of the fund to repeal the NTF Act in parliament. This was spilled on the floor of the Parliament by the Minister for Finance and Deputy Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare when…

‘10 MPs cases active’

There are 10 cases involving Members of Parliament (MPs) that are currently under active investigation by the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley revealed this at his weekly conference at the Rove Police Headquarters, Thursday. “There are 10 active investigations that are occurring at the moment,” Mr Varley said. He said there…

STRIKE TERMINATED

Transport services resume, Friday By ANDREW FANASIA PUBLIC transport services will resume today after the strike action by the Honiara Transport Service Association (HTSA) was terminated, yesterday afternoon. Inland Revenue Division (IRD) and HTSA have finally reached an understanding after the two parties held a dialogue yesterday afternoon at the multi-purpose hall. It was established…

Transport tax explained

THE Commissioner of Solomon Islands Inland Revenue Division (IRD) Joseph Dokekana says the tax imposed on bus and taxi owners has gone through due process through interviews and actual records inspected and it is very fair and marginal. Mr Dokekana made the statement to clarify their position on the tax enforcement on income earned by…

Inflation reaches 0.8% in Sept

MONTHLY headline inflation for Honiara rose by 0.6 per cent points to 0.8 per cent in September, compared to the 0.2 per cent points noted in August, 2018. The Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO) revealed it in its Honiara Consumer Price Index (CPI) report made available this week. Government Statistician, Douglas Kimi, while releasing…

RSIPF showcase ‘Niu Future’ to Gizo youths

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has showcased the Niu Future programme to members of the Anglican youth during a meeting held in Gizo, Western Province on Wednesday. The programme is designed to support young people to become leaders and identify issues affecting them and how they can work together with other stakeholders to…

Rini urged to reveal $5.5m

CONSTITUENTS of Marovo Lagoon in the Western Province are demanding their Member of Parliament (MP) to explain how he has used the $5.5million in shipping grant he had received. The Solomon Star was informed by some constituents who claimed their MP Snyder Rini has received $5.5 million under the shipping grant, yet there was no…