Parliament approves appropriation Bill

Parliament on Monday approved a supplementary appropriation bill seeking its approval for the regularisation of a total sum of $26.4 Million spent by the Government in the last quarter of 2015. The Minister for Finance and Treasury Hon Snyder Rini when tabling the ‘2015 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2016’ at the Second Reading Stage $8.3 Million…

Undersea cable project gets green light

Minister for Communication and Aviation (MCA) Peter Shanel revealed in parliament, Monday that the short fall of US$10 million to fund the submarine cables now stands at US$5 million after some donors willing to fund the other half of the outstanding cost. Shanel revealed this after continuous pressure from some Members of Parliament (MP) who…

Committee set up to review DBSI

A Committee had been set up to look into the establishment and revitalisation of Development Bank of Solomon Islands. Minister of Finance and Treasury, Snyder Rini confirmed this when asked by MP for Aoke Langa langa, Mathew Wale in Parliament on Monday. Rini said the committee’s chairman is MP for Savo Russell, Dickson Mua plus…

Red-Eye on the rise in Auki

Red eye cases are on the rise in the Malaita Provincial capital, Auki and surrounding villages. This was confirmed by the Kiu’ufi Hospital In-section Control Officer Nixon Olofisau on Monday. Mr. Olofisau expressed said there have been a steady increase of Red eye cases in Auki and the surrounding communities over the past days. He…

RSIPF arrested murder suspect at GPOL area

GUADALCANAL police have arrested a murder suspect from Reef Islands following the death of a teenage boy at GPPOL-2 area over the weekend. Police alleged the incident which occurred on Saturday morning at about 7: 20am, revealed the suspect and the deceased were drinking beer with friends at a location known as Kirakira Street. It…

Court continues to hear bail applications

The court will on Tuesday continue to hear bail applications on the case of the six people accused of involving in the clash between two parties at the Water front night club in East Honiara. Lawyer representing Mostyn Junior Maenu’u, Chris Manehaita, John Namole, Kevin Ben Sade and Junior Mostyn and a 17 year-old juvenile…

Malaita delegation to Fiji

A high delegation from the Malaita Provincial government is part of the delegation from Ministry of National Unity Reconciliation and Peace that will leave for Fiji, Tuesday. Leading the Malaitan delegation is the Malaita provincial premier Peter Channel Ramoia, Minister of the Eastern Regional Affair Finely Fiumae, Minister of the Malaita Outer Islands Regional Affairs…

Landslide cuts off East Malaita road

A Landslide occurred along the East Road in Malaita over the weekend leaving travelling passengers stranded. This was confirmed by the Solomon Star reporter Ronald Toito’ona who is currently on tour in the area. Reports reaching this paper claimed that the landslide has damaged the east Malaita road at Rarata area living travelers in tough…

Five accused of arm robbery to enter plea

Five men accused of armed robbery outside of the Bank of South Pacific (BSP) at Point Cruz earlier this year will plea to the amended charges against them. The charge of armed robbery remains the same except that amendments were made to the wordings on the charge sheet. Prosecution will have it amended and served…