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    Premier Sade rally behind Suidani’s RCDF challenge

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    THE Premier of Guadalcanal Province, Francis Sade has thrown support behind the recent public statement of Malaita Premier challenging the Rural Constituency Development Fund (RCDF) scheme in court. The support was relayed in a meeting...

    SORE BOOTED

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    HCC terminates controversial Clerk’s contract BY ALFRED PAGEPITU THE Honiara City Council (HCC) Executive Committee has terminated the contract of Rence Sore as City Clerk. Deputy Mayor Francis Idu told Island Sun yesterday the decision was reached...

    FLOAT ON $4B

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    -Government promises to help local businesses -Electricity cost down, May By EDDIE OSIFELO LOCAL businesses will receive tax incentives from Government to remain afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. Minister of Finance and Treasury, Harry Kuma revealed this when...

    Top Down – gov’t introduces new approach to $4b budget

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    By EDDIE OSIFELO THE Government has introduced a ‘top down’ approach in this year’s $4 billion budget. Minister of Finance and Treasury, Harry Kuma told Parliament yesterday the 2021 budget process taken by the government was...

    Border Intrusion?

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    Fears in Choiseul after boat sighted, increased Covid 19 cases next door BY ALFRED PAGEPITU PEOPLE living on the Choiseul end of the border with Papua New Guinea are raising alarms after the sighting of a...

    ‘Your deaths not in vain’

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    One year on, and charges finally laid over Taimareho sea tragedy BY JENNIFER KUSAPA TODAY marks the day that 27 lives were lost at sea following the MV Taimareho sea tragedy and police can now confirm...

    CUT, CUT, CUT

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    Government issued 435 licences to logging companies By EDDIE OSIFELO MINISTRY of Forest and Research has issued a total of 435 licences to logging companies operating throughout the country. These include 281 valid licences and 154 operation...

    Councilors’ case today

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA THE two Honiara City Councilors Reginald Sanau Ngati and Billy Abae will appear again in court today after their case was adjourned yesterday. The appearance yesterday was for lawyers to update court on...

    SORE MAKES A U-TURN

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    DPP rejects embattled city clerk’s attempt to withdraw criminal case BY JENNIFER KUSAPA EMBATTLED Honiara City Clerk Rence Sore yesterday made a surprise attempt to withdraw a criminal case he filed against two city councilors last...

    $6.8M to each constituencies

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    By EDDIE OSIFELO THE 50 Members of Parliament will receive a total of $6.8 million each in this financial year. This after the government allocated $340 million to the 50 Constituencies under the Ministry’s Development Budget. About...