18 MPAs URGED ‘REFUND PAYMENT’

EIGHTEEN Members of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) within the Western Provincial Assembly who boycotted the September Full Assembly Meeting for days are being asked to refund the allowances they receive prior to the meeting. Failure to do so will result in false pretense charges being laid against them. This followed revelations the 18 MPAs actually…

Malaita Deputy Speakers position vacant

THE Malaita Provincial Assembly is currently without a Deputy Speaker after its Deputy Speaker Joe Heroau recently joined the MARA government. The Deputy Speaker’s position was left vacant and by the look of things, the former MARA Deputy Premier Randol Sifoni is the most likely candidate to fill up the vacant position. Solomon Star Auki…

PM: Pfizer arriving this Tuesday

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the Pfizer vaccines will arrive in the country on November 16th  (Tuesday). Mr Sogavare stated this in his nation-wide address on Friday. “By next week we will have a third vaccine the Pfizer vaccine. “The Pfizer vaccines will arrive in the country on 16 November 2021,” Mr Sogavare said. He…

100+ LOCAL JOBS ON OFFER

THE construction phase of the 2023 Pacific Games main stadium had created over 100 job opportunities for locals in various construction areas while injecting more money into the economy over a period of six months. During the same period, the project contractor of the Stadium Project has purchased 1,800 tons of cement and over 20,000…

‘CORRUPT’ LAND DEAL

Solomon Power Tanagai Solar Farm under the cloud COMMERCIAL and individual buyers who used individual members of the Tanagai House of Chiefs to acquire land in and around Honiara have been warned to expect drastic changes to their ownership from early next year, it was revealed yesterday. The Board of Trustees of the Tanagai House…

SOLOMON POWERS PAYS $4M DIVIDEND

THE Solomon Power (SP) Board under its Hybrid Dividend Policy and the State Owned Enterprise (SOE) Act declared a dividend of SBD$4 million. This has been paid to its shareholder, the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) on Tuesday 9th November 2021. The dividend payment (Cheque) was officially handed to the Minister of Finance and Treasury, Hon.…