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    Quite a way to go for $4b budget passage

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    By EDDIE OSIFELO PARLIAMENT is still to pass the $4 billion budget after the start of the committee of supply on Wednesday. It had completed scrutiny of only nine stakeholders’ recurrent budget into the $4 billion...

    SICCI condemns brutal attack on business owner

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    The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) strongly condemns the brutal attack on a member of the business community this week in Honiara. The attack resulted in the death of the 44-year-old business...

    WPG urged to keep surplus

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    BY BEN BILUAGizo THE Chair of Provincial Public Accounts Committee has urged Western Provincial Government to establish a mechanism that would see excess revenues appropriated in the next financial year. Provincial Member for Ward 16, Ramraka...

    Growth sector policy investment challenged

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    By EDDIE OSIFELO MEMBER of Parliament for Small Malaita, Rick Hou has highlight some challenges Government may face with its policy to invest in growth sectors. Minister of Finance and Treasury, Harry Kuma told Parliament last...

    Ramofafia defends $1.47B donor injection

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    By EDDIE OSIFELO Minister of National Planning and Development Coordination, Rex Ramofafia has defended the $1.47 billion injected by donors in the $4 billion budget. Delivering his speech on the budget on Monday, Ramofafia said this...

    Viability of DBSI questioned

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    By EDDIE OSIFELO MEMBER of Parliament for Small Malaita, Rick Hou has raised concerns over the long-term viability of the Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI). The four areas Hou raised when debating on the $4...

    112 Chinese engineers here to work on games facilities

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    BY ALFRED PAGEPITU A total of 112 engineers arrived in the country on Sunday night to help with the construction of the 2023 Pacific Games stadium and other facilities in Honiara. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said...

    ‘Can the ministries do it in 8 months?’

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    By EDDIE OSIFELO OPPOSITION Leader, Matthew Wale has questioned the capacity of all government ministries to implement the $4 billion budget in the remaining eight months. Delivering his budget speech in Parliament last Friday, Wale said...

    WPG urged to be strategic with its expenditure

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    BY BEN BILUAGizo WESTERN Provincial Government has been urged to be cautious with its expenditures when implementing the 2021/2022 budget. Chair of Provincial Public Accounts Committee, Ramrakha Talasasa made the statement during WPG’s recent extra-ordinary meeting. Talasasa...

    Partnership for cheaper power

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    THE National Government and the Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) are committed in progressing more affordable electricity and continuing the development of the country’s energy infrastructure. A statement from the Ministry of Mines, Energy &...