Rini warns ministries to comply

Minister for the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT), Synder Rini has warned line government ministries not to cause too much headache to his ministry by sending incomplete PV (Payment Vouchers) or illegal claims for payment. He said some of these payments were referred to the police and most of them from line ministries. Speaking…

MINISTER CHARGED

Tome accused of stealing $67,170 PROVINCIAL Government minister David Tome on Thursday fronted the court, accused of stealing his constituency’s money. The Baegu/Asifola MP in Malaita faces 14 counts of conversion. He was released on a cash bail of $2,000, with strict bail conditions. These include not to travel out of Guadalcanal Province, not to…

Parliament passes the motion to create a formula for distributing of CDF

Parliament   has  passed  a  motion   to  consider  introducing  a  formula  that   reflects  fair  allocation  of  the  Constituency  Development  Funds  to  each  of   the  constituencies  in  Solomon  Islands.  This  was  moved  by  the  Leader  of  Independent  Group,  Hon.  Dr  Derek  Sikua.   Hon.  Sikua  when  moving  the  motion  said  he  was  asked  by  his  constituents  to see …

FEEDING THE THIEVES

It costs $18,000 a day to keep the Vietnamese robbers IT’S costing the government $18,000 a day to detain the 43 Vietnamese at Rove Police Club. A source within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force told the Solomon Star that our government borne the substantial cost for the operation since last week. “We roughly estimate…

Ex- militants called for disbursement probe

A GROUP of the now defunct Malaita Eagle Force (MEF) is calling on the Ministry of National Truth and Reconciliation to investigate the disbursement of the rehabilitation funds. A concerned former MEF member, who wish to speak on anonymity, told Solomon Star that an amount of $49,000 was allegedly misused during the payout in 2014.…

Attempted Murder case adjourned

THE case of the man accused of stabbing his former wife and killing her unborn child early this year at a settlement in Honiara has been further adjourned to April 18. This is to allow prosecution to obtain two other medical reports from the doctor and for Willie Maelafia to follow up on his request…

Court awaits medical report

PROSECUTION is still waiting for the medical report in relation to the case of the man who allegedly injured one of the prisoners who escaped from the Auki Correctional Centre on New Year’s night. The matter of Andrew Ofotalau was adjourned from the last occasion to yesterday to allow prosecution to obtain the medical report…

‘FORGOTTEN COMMUNITY’

April Valley settlers appeal to govt for support FOUR years on since the 2014 April flash flood some of the victims now settling in April Valley, East Honiara are still living in make shift-tents with very little help forthcoming from authorities. Because of that settlers claimed they are being forgotten by the government despite promise…

MOI urge Janus to investigate MV Sikta

MALAITA Outer Islands (MOI) constituents want Taskforce Janus to investigate how their Member of Parliament Martin Kealoe uses the shipping grant to purchase an unseaworthy vessel. The constituents’ spokesperson Gabriel Kemaiki on Monday said Taskforce Janus need to put some bearing of justice on how Mr Kealoe used the constituency’s shipping grant. The vessel purchased…

Police launches rapid check

KUKUM Police Traffic Centre will kick off a random operation on all vehicles in the city, in a move to crackdown on all unlicensed vehicles and illegal drivers. This was revealed to Paoa FM news last week by the Kukum Traffic Superintendent Charles Solomon Habatia. Mr Habatia said that the operation is an organized part…