Premiers’ trip to Marau cost $120, 000

THE Premiers’ retreat trip to Marau east Guadalcanal cost about $120,000. The one-day trip took the premiers and their delegations from Honiara to Marau on Tuesday and back late in the evening. Local Organizing Committee Vice-Chairman Vincent Kohata disclosed to Solomon Star that the trip costs about $120,000. He said the purpose of the trip…

Ramohia wants climate change discussed

THE Malaita Provincial Premier, Peter Chanel Ramohia says he wants the climate change issue to be discussed in the premiers’ conference this week. He said, it was important that other speakers must have something to say about the issue as some of the provinces in the country were currently affected by this global issue. “I…

Premiers applauded

VILLAGERS at Marau area in east Guadalcanal constituency have expressed gratitude following a visit by the premiers on Tuesday. Francis Koburu speaking on behalf of the villagers told the Solomon Star that even though the visit was brief it meant a lot to them. “Your visit to our area both on land and sea has…

Task-force takes APID to court

WEST Rennell Island Task Force will challenge Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) in a court case expected this month. Former Premier of Renbel Province, Timothy Johnson told the Solomon Star in an interview that the west Rennell task force established by the customary landowners to whom he is a member will challenge APID in court…

Hefty allowance claims

Premier denies claim of $170, 000 in allowance to delegation MALAITA  Provincial  Premier, Peter Channel Ramohia had denied claims that his provincial executive members to the eight Premiers conference in Honiara were paid allowances totaling $170,000. The event kicked off yesterday in Honiara and is hosted by the Honiara City Council and Guadalcanal Province. Reliable…

Ngiumoana denied being handpicked

PROVINCIAL Secretary (PS) to the Rennell/Bellona province government has denied claims he was handpicked by the Premier Collin Singamoana to fill up the position. Rubin Ngiumoana yesterday defended his appointment saying the position is like transferring from one government post to another, since he is a senior government officer from one of the government ministries…

Allegations of abuse funds denied

Rennell/Bellona province secretary (PS) Rubin Ngiumoana has denied allegations the provincial executive has misused funds allocated for the province. Sources informed the paper about the huge amount of unspecified payment released to the PS in the first quarter of the year without any proper reports to justify the expenditure. The payments totaled up to SBD$158,000.00…