Month July 2020

COVID-19 FUNDS

Donors provide $424.3 million to help Solomon Islands against global pandemic By EDDIE OSIFELO SOLOMON Islands bilateral and multilateral partners have injected about $424.3 million to help the country fight the deadly coronavirus pandemic. The government has already received a…

Revenue shortfall of $450m

By EDDIE OSIFELO MINISTRY of Finance and Treasury has experienced a revenue collection shortfall from taxes around $450 million due to the impact of the coronavirus. Minister Harry Kuma disclosed this during his debate on the motion to extend the…

COVID-19 talk

PARLIAMENT to approve another State of Public Emergency, third meeting resumes today The third meeting of the 11th Parliament resumes today to consider the motion to approve another State of Public Emergency for another four months. The previous State of…

Balance but not steady

Choiseul government resumes equal number with non-executive following a switch, but remains open to leadership challenge BY BARNABAS MANEBONA CHOISEUL provincial government is once again on level footing with the non-executive after a member of the latter cross floors to…

Tourism industry suffers massive blow

By EDDIE OSIFELO SOLOMON Airlines, hotels and tourism operators in the country are still recovering from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.  Governor General Sir David Vunagi declared the State of Public Emergency on March 25 after the announcement made…

Malaita secures future

Suidani’s government passes 30-year master plan to develop and safeguard province against climate change BY SAMIE WAIKORI AUKI THE Malaita provincial government (MPG) has passed a 30-year master plan aimed at developing the province and securing it against climate change.…