Wale cautions on logging

Member of Parliament (MP) for Aoke-Langalanga Matthew Wale has cautioned the Ministry of Finance and Tresury (MoFT) on the revenue loss by government in the logging industry. He raised this during the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing into the 2018 national budget on Thursday, in the parliament conference room. Mr Wale stressed that government seem…

Games outfit scrutiny

  Competition uniforms and other required clothing for the country’s Commonwealth Games 2018 contingent to Gold Coast in Australia next month have become mired in a controversy after officials clamoured over its purchase processes. It was reported the Home Affairs Ministry is reluctant to purchase the sets of competition uniforms, ceremonial wear and general team…

CRU & PRT raid kwaso at Koa Hill

The Honiara City Central Response Unit (CRU) with the Police Response Team (PRT) of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) were involved in a joint operation to raid locally brewed kwaso at the Koa Hill area in Central Honiara on Friday evening. Police mounted the operation following information gathered from public that a number of…

Tackling marine debris

PACEWS – “IT starts with you,” those were the words from Afroz Shah, the UN Environment 2016 Champion of the Earth Award for Inspiration and Action, as he addressed the opening of the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference (6IMDC) in San Diego this week. Each year at least eight million pieces of plastic makes its…

SINU signs MOU with Worldfish

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Worldfish in Honiara. “SINU continues to expand its local and international networks by widening and strengthening its academic, corporate, bilateral and multilateral stakeholder collaborations with the objective to provide and foster world class scholarship through academic excellence, research and practical…

FINAL WITNESS IN FRAUD CASE

Saturday sitting organised to speed up couple’s trial By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   PROSECUTION will be calling their final witness today in the million dollar fraud trial of the former permanent secretary for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) Henry Murray and his wife Rose. The hearing of the evidence of prosecution final witness will commence…

‘Less revenue from logs’

Former Minister for Forest and Member of Parliament (MP) for Shortland Islands Christopher Laore says Customs did not capture the much needed revenues from logs exported out of the country. He was speaking during the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing into the 2018 National Budget 2019, when the delegation from Ministry of Finance and Treasury…

BUS DRIVERS FACE COURT

Accused of violating council route rules DRIVERS of 17 public buses accused of violating the Honiara City Council’s bus route regulations will face the Magistrate’s Court today. Honiara City Council law enforcement officers arrested the bus drivers for traveling on shorter routes instead of the routes the council had put in place. Head of the…