TOUGH LAW LOOMS

Intending candidates warned of changes to electoral law By IAN M.KAUKUI THE passage of the newly amended electoral law puts a hard warning to intending candidates for the upcoming National General Election in terms of how they perform themselves during their campaign. Solomon Islands Electoral Commission Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Mose Saitala urged the intending…

HUGE REQUEST

NTF wants $112 million in Supplementary By AATAI JOHN LAUNGI   THE National Transport Fund (NTF) that’s being used to improve infrastructure in the country is seeking another $112,000,000 in the supplementary budget. Senior officials from the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT) appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) last week to reveal the…

UNSOLVED PUZZLE

PAC: OPMC must resolve RIPEL issue By ANDREW FANASIA THE Russell Islands Plantation Estate Limited (RIPEL) issue will remain stagnant if the government and the national leaders continue to politicise the position in the RIPEL Cabinet sub committee and other sub committee, under the Office of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet (OPMC). Opposition Leader,…

Double murder trial

ACCUSED SPOTTED Witnesses identify two men in CCTV footage By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN TWO prosecution witnesses have identified the persons in the footage as the two men on trial for the murder of the Chinese business couple at their shop at Town Ground, west Honiara, in April last year. The couple’s security guard Jimson Goufi and…