Rini introduces 2015 supplementary budget

Minister of Finance and Treasury Snyder Rini yesterday introduced in Parliament the 2015 supplementary Appropriation Bill 2015 in its second reading. The object of this Bill is to authorize additional supplementary expenditure of one hundred and ninety five million, seven hundred and forty thousand, and one hundred and thirty one dollars, authorized under the 2015…

Rini rebuffs claim over contingency warrant

Minister of Finance and Treasury Snyder Rini rebutted claims by Aoke Langalanga Matthew Wale described at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) last week that the government’s use of contingency warrant (CW) was unconstitutional. Minister Rini while introducing the 2015 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2015 in its second reading on Monday on the floor of Parliament said,…

Costly land dispute

Why Solomon Airlines is not servicing Manaoba Airfield THE ON-GOING land disputes between landowning parties have prevented Solomon Airlines from servicing the newly built multi-million dollar Manaoba Airfield in north Malaita. The airline’s chief executive officer Captain Ron Sumsum clarified this on Tuesday. “Solomon Airlines have done all it can to be ready to operate…

Board faces non- renewal prospect

NEW Minister of Infrastructure Development (MID) Jimmy Lusibaea may not renew contracts of the current members of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) board headed by Nollen Leni, an insider source confirmed to the Solomon Star. The SIPA board which includes chairman Mr Leni and members, Jane Waetara, Moses Virivolomo, Pascal Ohoau and John Kenneth…

Political crisis….pending AG’s advice

THE Attorney General (AG) will give his legal advice on what’s next on the current political crises situation of Rennell and Bellona Provincial Assembly. The Provincial Assembly had gone into stalemate situation when Premier Collin Singamoana refused to allow for an assembly meeting called by the Speaker, Dicter Maitaki. The Attorney General’s office has confirmed…

SSEC youth plans youth centre

THE Honiara South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) youth association is looking to build a youth centre in Honiara soon. The youth Coordinator Freddie Luiramo told the Solomon Star that funding for this plan is in the pipeline. “Honiara SSEC youth association has about 40 youth groups so this youth centre should in the best interest…

Regional report card shows the way forward

In September world leaders adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). According to the 2015 Pacific Regional MDGs Tracking report, Forum island countries made considerable progress towards achieving the goals but challenges remain. A majority of the countries achieved universal primary education and were successful in reducing child mortality.…

Govt vows to support future statistic projects

Ministry of Finance and Treasury assures National statistic stakeholder’s that Ministry will continue to support future key national projects of National Statistic Office (NSO) in the country. The assurance was delivered by Permanent Secretary of Finance and Treasury Harry on behalf of the Minister  at the launching of the 2012-2013 Household Income and expenditure survey…