TAX-FREE CAMPAIGN

The Solomon Islands Council of Trade Unions (SITCU) will be announcing a range of actions it would pursue in a national campaign against the recent awarding of tax-free salaries to Members of Parliament (MPs). This would will be done through an external live broadcast in Honiara on Tuesday afternoon. A statement issued yesterday said, this…

Parliament staff get parliamentary law certificates

A total of 16 Staff members from the National Parliament Office were proud recipients of the Tasmania Parliamentary Law, Practice and Procedure (PLPP) course after their graduation on Thursday 27 October at the Heritage Park Hotel. The keynote address was delivered by Honorable Speaker of the National Parliament Ajilon Nasiu where he said capacity building…

Dolphins freed after raid

A joint-operation over the weekend has led to the release of 27 dolphins held captive from floating cages at Mbungana, Central Islands province. The raid involved Compliance Officers from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) and Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). This operation was conducted by the Ministry of Fisheries following reports…

Grossmith is our new Miss Solomon

Miss King Solomon Hotel’s Camilla Grossmith is the new Miss Solomon. She took the crown after winning the 2016-17 Pageant show early this morning at the Coral Sea Resort & Casino. ·        First runner-up is Miss Solomon Islands National University’s Elizabeth Makini ·        Second runner-up is Miss Anolpha Shipping’s Zinna Leamana ·        Third runner-up is…

NRH beds fully occupied

MOST of the beds within the National Referral Hospital (NRH) wards are fully occupied. NRH, CEO Dr. Steve Aumanu revealed this in a health press conference on Wednesday. “The hospital is fully occupied,” he said. He said bed occupancy rate at 100 per cent  most of the time in most wards making it a significant…

FORUM ON TAX-FREE

Three options to counter MPs’ entitlements A PUBLIC forum held yesterday in Honiara came up with three strategies to deal with the tax-free award and other entitlements granted to MPs. Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) organized the forum after last Friday’s Court of Appeal ruling that validated the Parliamentary Entitlements Commission’s (PEC) decision to exempt…

STOLEN WATER PUMP RETRIEVED

Auki police arrests suspect THE water pump that was stolen from Kilu’ufi hospital, Malaita has been recovered by police and the suspect arrested over the weekend. In a successful collaboration with Malu’u police, Auki police launched an operation in the heart of Mbaelelea and retrieved the stolen pump and arrested the suspect who is believed…