PFIP announces Fin-Ed partnership with Anglican Church of Melanesia

Honiara, Solomon Islands – Three Rural Training Centres (RTC) of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) are the latest Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) institutions that will be providing financial education (FinEd) curricula in their courses from 2018. This partnership between ACoM and the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) which will run from 1st…

Sofu hands over duties to Garu

FORMER Minister of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Stanley Festus Sofu yesterday handed over his ministerial portfolio to a new Minister, Moses Garu, who has taken over after the recent spate of reshuffles undertaken by DCCG. Minister Sofu will now look after the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) while Moses Garu from the Ministry…

Couple remanded for rape

A MAN and his wife have been arrested, charged, and remanded in custody yesterday for allegedly working together to rape a girl last month on Gela, Central Province. George Solopoto, 48, and Elizabeth Koka were brought to the Honiara Magistrates’ Court where they were remanded in custody until August 24. Police charged Solopoto with one…

Modernised taxation system to transform the tax and payment landscape in SI

Honiara, Solomon Islands – The Solomon Islands Inland Revenue Division (IRD) announced plans to modernize the Government’s Revenue Management System, vastly transforming the tax and payment landscape in the Solomon Islands. As a direct outcome of this modernization project, an estimated 123,800 wage and salary employees, 200 corporate taxpayers and 3,684 small businesses will be…