BLUE BOATS FINED: $36M

Vietnamese fishermen charged THE Vietnamese caught recently stealing our marine resources will have to fork out $36 million if they wanted their three blue boats back. Fisheries minister John Maneniaru revealed this in parliament. He said after consultation with the Director of Public Prosecution and the Attorney General, a fine of $12 million will be…

Manele: $300m for livelihood funds

MORE than $300million in livelihood funds in the 2017 National Budget will go to constituencies for rural development this year. Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition and Member for Kia Hograno Havulei Jeremiah Manele revealed this in parliament on Monday. Mr Manele said these funds if utilised properly should improve basic needs and services such as…

Flooding, landslides

HEAVY rain on Sunday night has caused wide spread flooding and landslide to parts of the city and the outskirt communities of Honiara. The rain which continued for several hours had caused flooding to the main highway from Fishing Village and down to Rove. Traffic movement was badly affected which restricted their movement along the…

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 …