Tenants vacate Auki plaza

THE Malaita provincial government has finally enforced a High Court eviction order and removed all tenants illegally occupying the Auki plaza. The eviction order was enforced by Malaita provincial security officers and deputy provincial secretary. They instructed the tenants, who have been operating shops within the building, to vacate the plaza because it will be…

Gov’t rejects Ramohia accusations

THE Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) has lashed out at the Malaita Province Premier Peter Ramohia following his front page story over the weekend. A statement from MPGIS described the premier’s comments on social media which appeared in the Solomon Star paper last Sunday as ‘irresponsible’. The front page article in the…

Students vow…

PROTEST TO CONTINUE By LESLEY SANGA STUDENTS of Solomon Islands National University (SINU) say their sit-in protest, which started on Wednesday, will continue today. The students staged the protest to demand the SINU Council to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (SINU) that will address issues they’ve raised with the university’s management. They claimed the SINU…

Scam alert for Auki residents

A FINANCIAL scheme promising huge returns and bonuses to financial members if they invest between $1,000 to $4,000 is hitting Auki, Malaita province, by storm. As a result of the report, the Solomon Islands Financial Intelligence Unit (SIFIU) under the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI), is calling on the general public to immediately cease…

MP BLASTS GOVT OVER LITTLE HELP

THE GOVERNMENT has been accused of doing very little to protect  businesses activities reserved for locals in the country. This was expressed by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Aoke-Langalanga and Chairman of Bills and Legislation Committee Matthew Wale. He was speaking during the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing into the 2018 estimates of the…

SINUSA: Strike still stand

THE Solomon Islands National University Students Association (SINUSA) says they won’t call off the 14-day strike notice and demand an independent committee to look into this matter. After a meeting on Tuesday students body president Reginald Ngati told the Solomon Star that the strike still stands and they want to call for an independent committee…

INCREASE REVENUE FORECAST

Gov’t expects to collect more this year By AATAI JOHN                   THE GOVERNMENT expects to increase its local revenue collections this year by $151 million from last year, Finance minister Manasseh Sogavare says. Handing down this year’s $4.068 billion budget in parliament on Monday, Mr Sogavare said $3.5 billion of the total budget will be sourced…

$6m saved after PAs’ reduction

ABOUT $6 million was saved in taxpayers’ money after the number of Political Appointees (PA) was reduced from 51 to 36. This was revealed in parliament on Monday by Prime Minister (PM) Rick Howenipwela, in response to question asked by Member of Parliament (MP) for Aoke-Langalanga Matthew Wale. Mr Wale asked the PM to confirm…