Scam alert for Auki residents

A FINANCIAL scheme promising huge returns and bonuses to financial members if they invest between $1,000 to $4,000 is hitting Auki, Malaita province, by storm. As a result of the report, the Solomon Islands Financial Intelligence Unit (SIFIU) under the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI), is calling on the general public to immediately cease…

MP BLASTS GOVT OVER LITTLE HELP

THE GOVERNMENT has been accused of doing very little to protect  businesses activities reserved for locals in the country. This was expressed by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Aoke-Langalanga and Chairman of Bills and Legislation Committee Matthew Wale. He was speaking during the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing into the 2018 estimates of the…

SINUSA: Strike still stand

THE Solomon Islands National University Students Association (SINUSA) says they won’t call off the 14-day strike notice and demand an independent committee to look into this matter. After a meeting on Tuesday students body president Reginald Ngati told the Solomon Star that the strike still stands and they want to call for an independent committee…

INCREASE REVENUE FORECAST

Gov’t expects to collect more this year By AATAI JOHN                   THE GOVERNMENT expects to increase its local revenue collections this year by $151 million from last year, Finance minister Manasseh Sogavare says. Handing down this year’s $4.068 billion budget in parliament on Monday, Mr Sogavare said $3.5 billion of the total budget will be sourced…

$6m saved after PAs’ reduction

ABOUT $6 million was saved in taxpayers’ money after the number of Political Appointees (PA) was reduced from 51 to 36. This was revealed in parliament on Monday by Prime Minister (PM) Rick Howenipwela, in response to question asked by Member of Parliament (MP) for Aoke-Langalanga Matthew Wale. Mr Wale asked the PM to confirm…

Local artists thankful for workshop

MEMBERS of the Art Society Solomon Islands (ASSI) have voiced their appreciation to the United States (US) Embassy following the successful completion of a one-day art workshop last week. Speaking on behalf of all the artists, Chairman of the local Art Society Richard Bibimarui said that they were very happy to have learnt about new…

GOVT PAYS BILL

THE Government through the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has finally settled the questionable outfit for the country’s contingent to the Commonwealth Games, through its Ministry Tender Board (MTB), last Friday. This came after the Solomon Star published an article Monday last week about a minor stand off between the Commonwealth Games Association Solomon Islands…

Varley thanks community

POLICE chief Matthew Varley has acknowledged work of his officers, community at Koa Hill and Member of Parliament for Central Honiara in sorting out the incident that occurred at the settlement last Friday. Mr Varley made the acknowledgements at his weekly conference on Thursday at the Rove Police headquarters. “Special thanks to the provincial Police…