Funds diverted

MPs to take control of disaster rehabilitation fund, NDMO may close operation CABINET has passed and agree to channel the disaster rehabilitation funds to the Members of Parliament (MP) for the affected areas instead to the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO). This may force the NDMO the authorizing body to close its operations for providing…

Officers in life saving skills demo

AUKI Police officers on Friday held a practical demonstration on life saving skills after completing a weeklong training conducted by United States (US) military.  Throughout last week, the local officers have undergone training on ways to save lives in times of accidents, emergencies and disasters. US military personal have conducted the training to boost the…

Westpac delayed

Proposed purchase of Westpac Corporation’s operations in Solomon Islands by Bank South Pacific of Papua New Guinea has been delayed. Expectations were for all necessary statutory, regulatory and third party approvals to be completed with full transactions, June 2015. BSP early this year announced it had entered into a proposed sales agreement to purchase Westpac’s…

Constituents attend CDF workshop

MORE than 50 constituents from the three constituencies of Honiara are taking part in a two-day Constituency Development Funds (CDF) assessment workshop starting on Thursday. The workshop is facilitated by the Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) with financial assistance by the United Nations Democratic Fund (UNDF) and is held at the SIDT conference room, new Chinatown.…

Help to develop monitoring system

Permanent Secretary (PS) of Forestry & Research Vaeno Vigulu said a training conducted by his Ministry to facilitate United Nations REDD (Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Degradation) project, will help stakeholders develop a National Forest Monitoring System for Solomon Islands. Speaking during the opening of the workshop Mr Vigulu said by the end of the…

Government vows to top sports facilities

GOVERNMENT has promised to develop sports in the country through the provision of better sports facilities. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made the assurance yesterday while congratulating Team Solomons following their performance so far saying, Solomon Islands’ athletes competing at the South Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea have done the nation proud. In recognition of…

Naha clinic to open soon

Termite stricken clinic at Naha will soon to open next month, says the Honiara City Council (HCC) assistant Director of Nursing Moses Karuni. Speaking to the Solomon Star yesterday Karuni said, the HCC health authority is aware of the high demand for medical service in Naha area, considering its dense population and distant location from…

NPF clarifies position

Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) says that performance of investments can credit member contributions from 2.5% to whatever rate the Fund’s investments can deliver. The Fund’s Deputy Manager Michael Wate made the clarification yesterday following a concern raised by a local man Hendry Kahui. “Where was Hendry Kahui when the credit was 2.7% in…