Parliament regularises $7 million supplementary budget

By EDDIE OSIFELO PARLIAMENT passed the 2018 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2019 yesterday to regularise the $7 million used by the government on services until December last year. This is in accordance with section 50 and section...

Goodbye CDF

Mainland China promises to give Constituency Development Fund, but only for short time By Mike Puia   THE People’s Republic of China says it is willing to provide flexible money like that provided by the Republic of...

Sogavare misrepresents my statement: Kenilorea Jnr

DEPUTY Opposition Leader and Chairman of the Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee (FRC), Peter Kenilorea Jnr says the Prime Minister has totally misrepresented his statement on the determination of the China-Taiwan issue. The FRC Chair and...

PM switch on the light

BY CHARLES KADAMANA PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare last night switched on the new LED light and CCTV Surveillance System that will increase the confidence of the public in Solomon Island Ports Authority ability to ensure...

‘China pours in US$630m in trade’

By Mike Puia   CHINA remains this country’s key trading partner even though they don’t have diplomatic ties. The issue of trade came out at the parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee (FRC) hearing that started at the National...

SINPF records $234.6m profit in 2018

BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE THE Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) recorded an operating profit of $234.6 million by the end of December 2018. This was expressed in Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) Financial Stability...

Grade 6 exam likely to phase out by 2019

BY BARNABAS MANEBONA THE Grade 6 National Examination known as the Solomon Islands Secondary Entrance (SISE) is highly likely to be phased out by 2019. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development...

Police vehicle in Renbel sold: Varley confirms

BY JENNIFER KUSAPA POLICE Commissioner Matthew Varley has confirmed that Police officers at Tingoa RenBel Province have sold the old ex-RAMSI vehicle AB 1530 without authorisation of the Police Force. Island Sun had reported that the...

Four more for China

Prime Minister ‘denies’ request for an audience with visiting Taiwanese youths   By Alfred Sasako   THE Office of the Prime Minister has reportedly denied a request by visiting Taiwanese youths for an audience with Prime Minister Manasseh...

Taiwan releases funds

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has received a total of USD$2.95 million from the Ambassador-designate of the Republic of China- Taiwan to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Oliver Liao. The breakdown of the funds are as follows; ...

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