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Monday, April 19, 2021

    SICCI wants local content in big infrastructure spend

    THE Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) encourages the Government and relevant authorities to ensure there is sufficient local content included in the billion-dollar worth of infrastructure projects that are planned for...

    ‘Can the ministries do it in 8 months?’

    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...

    New equipment for South Malaita road works

    A new eight-ton dump truck and other road work materials have been successfully delivered to the constituency recently. The Small Malaita Constituency Office this week issued a statement that much needed equipment and materials required...

    Police pay review resumes

    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA THE Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Police National Security and Correctional Service Karen Galokale has revealed that work on re-levelling of remuneration of officers under the ministry has recommenced for the...

    2 TO TALK $4B

    By EDDIE OSIFELO MEMBERS of Parliament will have only two days instead of three to debate the $4 billion budget. This was after the Speaker of Parliament, Patterson Oti adjourned the first day of debate yesterday...

    Recurrent budget down by $272m

    By EDDIE OSIFELO MINISTRY of Finance and Treasury has reduced the Recurrent Budget by $272 million in this year’s budget. In 2020 budget, the recurrent budget was $3.082 billion. However, this year, the government reduced it to...

    Gov’t to follow DMF

    FINANCE Minister Harry Kuma says the Debt Management Framework (DMF) will guide any new borrowing proposal of the Government.  Minister Kuma highlighted this during his 2021 Budget Speech in Parliament on Tuesday this week. The Finance...

    $938m to productive and resource sector

    By EDDIE OSIFELO THE Government has committed $938 million under the Development Budget to the country’s productive and resource sectors. This is part of the government’s re direction policy to address the changing dynamics of the...

    Economic outlook outlined in Parl

    By EDDIE OSIFELO MINISTER of Finance and Treasury, Harry Kuma has outlined the economic outlook of the country in Parliament. Delivering his speech on the $4 billion budget on Tuesday, Kuma said the 2021 budget was...

    Kuma commits to ‘credible budget’

    GOVERNMENT says it is committed to implementing a credible fiscal plan budget for 2021. Finance Minister Harry Kuma highlighted this when delivering his 2021 Budget Speech in Parliament, Tuesday this week. Minister Kuma said the National...