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    MPS silent over $250K repatriation fund

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPAMEMBERS of Parliament have been silent over the $250,000 Members Discretionary Fund that was announced by the Prime Minister and gazetted on March 27 2020 for repatriation purposes.Some members of the public...

    Kenilorea Jnr resigns as deputy opposition leader

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    By EDDIE OSIFELOTHE Office of the Opposition has confirmed the resignation of Peter Kenilorea Junior as Deputy Opposition Leader.“We want to confirm that Peter has resigned because he has other plans to do.“We can’t...

    Gov’t reshuffle

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    Tanagada, Mewa, Auga, Marau, Avui and Filualea in the cycleBy Alfred SasakoLANELLE TANAGADA – the Gizo-Kolombangara MP who abstained from voting on the diplomatic switch to China last September – is formally rejoining the...

    Cable goodwill paid out?

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    By Mike PuiaIT appears the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) has made a goodwill payment to a group for landowners from Guadalcanal for the landing of the undersea internet cable on...

    Australia opens up for Solomon Islands

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    BY ALFRED PAGEPITUAUSTRALIA is considering ‘further opening up its doors’ to Solomon Islanders, it is reported.This is if the Solomon Islands government reconsiders its move to recognise Beijing over Taipei.Sources tell Island Sun that...

    STEP DOWN GINA!

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    Western premier urged to give way to new gov’tBY BEN BILUAGizoWESTERN Province Premier David Gina has been told to step down.This comes following the resignation of five of his ministers early this week and...

    PM PLAYS IT COOL

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    Sogavare: we are not confrontational to MalaitaBy EDDIE OSIFELOPRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has downplayed any ‘confrontational’ approach towards Malaita Province.This was after the most populated province in the country, Malaita, opposed the Government’s decision...

    Passport mess

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    By EDDIE OSIFELOABOUT 2,200 individuals have received multiple possible passports from the Immigration Department in the Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration.The Office of the Auditor General Office found this in its Special...

    SILENT TAKEOVER

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    -Loggers move into shipping-Wale urges gov’t to actBy EDDIE OSIFELOLoggers are reportedly moving into the shipping industry. And, this is raising eye brows.Opposition Leader, Matthew Wale, raised this concern in parliament last week, urging...

    Genuine support?

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    Government investigates Taiwan’s $3.2 million rent-an-MP dealBy Alfred Sasako THE Government is believed to be investigating reports that there was more to the statement of support by 16 Government MPs for Taiwan than has been...