7.9% interest for borrowing

BOARD chairman of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF), Peter Boyers has revealed that 7.9% is the interest rate to be paid for the money borrowed by government. According to Mr Boyers, this is the best rate they ever negotiated. He told the Solomon Star last Thursday that 7.9% is the interest rate for…

DAUSABEA SEEKS NO RE-ELECTION

OUTSPOKEN president of the Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) Charles Dausabea is not seeking re-election in the upcoming annual general meeting (AGM) set for tomorrow at Mendana hotel. Mr Dausabea who has been leading the pressure group since 2008 confirmed he will not seek for re-election to allow others to lead the group. He said he…

STRATA BILL 2017 PASSED

The Strata Titles Bill 2017 was passed in parliament after it underwent thorough scrutiny in the committee of the whole house in its third reading with amendments on Monday. This Bill has now become a law to provide for the division of land into strata titles; to amend the lands and titles act (Cap. 133),…

Double murder trial starts today

THE trial into the murder of a Chinese business couple at their shop at Town Ground, west Honiara, last Easter weekend, will start on Tuesday. The hearing of evidences on the case of Raymond Keota and Jimson Goufi was listed to start on Monday. However, it was adjourned to commence this morning, because some documents…

Wrecks belongs to salvagers: Officer explained

THE wreckage discovered within the waters of Malaita Outer Island (MOI) and currently kept at the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) belongs to the salvagers, says a tourism officer of the government. Speaking to the Solomon Star over the weekend, the senior tourism officer from the Ministry of Culture and Toursim (MCT) explained the…

LOGGING, SEXUAL ABUSE IN MALAITA

Report: Victims young as 12 By BIRA’AU WILSON SAENIIn Auki  SEXUAL exploitation of local girls and women is a major concern in Malaita province, a newly published research report has revealed. The newly published report by WorldFish, which assesses the local impacts of logging on food security, fisheries, and well-being in Malaita revealed stories of…

Guadalcanal, Makira days celebrated

Students and teachers of Visale community high School and DIVIT rural training Centre in Northwest Guadalcanal have marked Guadalcanal and Makira days together in style, for the first time. On Friday the two schools organised a time out for the students and teachers to come together and celebrate the two important days for the two…

SICCI hosts training in Gizo

Businesses in and around Gizo, Western province last week on August 2-3 2018 benefited from a ‘Marketing and Customer Service’ training workshop. The two-day training was delivered by the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) in its continuous efforts to connect with businesses in the provinces. Its their third visit to Gizo as…

70 homes for Sikaiana families

A TOTAL of 70 houses built under the housing scheme of Malaita Outer Island (MOI) constituency have been completed, says Member of Parliament (MP) Martin Kealoe. In an exclusive interview on Thursday, Kealoe said these 70 houses were from the island of Sikaiana alone. Mr Kealoe described the completion of the family homes as ‘a…