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Monday, September 27, 2021


    Acting premier denies $20,000 counter-offer BY CHARLES KADAMANA MALAITA’S acting premier Nelson Lenty says accusations that MARA government agents offered $20,000 to members who left them to return, are untrue. “This is simply not true,” Lenty, who...

    SolAir stays afloat with charters & local flights

    By EDDIE OSIFELO SOLOMON Airlines is generating more revenue from charters and domestic flights which is has been carrying out in recent months. This was after the closure of borders due to coronavirus pandemic which stopped...

    SolAir records $12M loss so far

    By EDDIE OSIFELO SOLOMON Airlines has recorded a $12 million loss from January to August this year. This is a turn-around from the $17 million loss the state-owned enterprise (SOE) recorded last year. Manager Finance, Peter Soqoilo...

    USO company contract questioned

    By EDDIE OSIFELO A company awarded a contract to build a school in Bellona is under question. USO Development and Construction Limited has won a $1.1 million contract, awarded by Central Tender Board to build a...

    MID to discuss e-procurement system with Pacific Tenders

    By EDDIE OSIFELO MINISTRY of Infrastructure Development (MID) is preparing to discuss with Pacific Tenders on its new E-procurement system to address corruption in the Government’s procurement process. Permanent Secretary, Stephen Maesiola confirmed this when asked...

    Milk Fish booked out

    By EDDIE OSIFELO A little-known resort in Marau, East Guadalcanal, is booked out for December and January. Called Milk Fish, it is tucked away in Marapa island beside the famous Tavanipupu resort. Solomon Airlines Manager Marketing, Colin...

    Hou queries gov’t on visa delay to US officials

    By EDDIE OSIFELO MEMBER of Parliament for Small Malaita, Rick Hou has questioned the Government on the delay to issue visas to United States officials under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programmes...

    Kuku queries gov’t decision on beche-de-mer opening

    THE Leader of the Independent Group has accused the cabinet and the Ministry of Fisheries and Natural Resources of rushing into making a decision on the lifting on the ban on the harvesting of...

    Beche-de-mer warning

    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA ONLY genuine beche-de-mer buyers will be allowed to do business in the Central Province, its premier Stanley Manetiva has warned. Manetiva issued the warning yesterday as people within the province venture out to...

    Only 6.4% are fully vaccinated

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO ONLY 6.4 per cent of the targeted population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This was confirmed by the Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Health and Medical Services Pauline McNeil in a...