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Riot torn businesses to receive payments soon

By EDDIE OSIFELOABOUT 162 businesses affected by...

INQUIRY SOON

BLC sets to inquire into decision to...

CBSI COMMITTED TO NEW PAYMENTS SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT 

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI)...

PM acknowledges important role played by private sector

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PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has acknowledged the important role played by the private sector, both domestic and foreign investors.Speaking during the motion in response to His Excellency the Governor General’s Speech from the Throne,...

3,000 babies die every year

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By EDDIE OSIFELOABOUT 3,000 babies are dying every year from an estimated 20,000 babies born throughout the country.Minister of Home Affairs, Christopher Laore confirmed this when asked by Leader of Opposition, Mathew Wale during...

Scholarship budget reduced by half

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By EDDIE OSIFELOScholarships for in-country students has been hit hard this year following a half reduction in its budgetary allocation.Minister of Education and Human Resources, Lannelle Tanangada said a reduction from the 2020 revised...

DETAILS OF ‘BRUTAL KILLING’

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-Dead Chinese mother had made phone call to husband for help: Police-Several stab wounds-Broken kitchen knife blade embedded in woundBY JENNIFER KUSAPAPolice have disclosed disturbing details into Tuesday’s killing of a Chinese woman, an...

Quite a way to go for $4b budget passage

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By EDDIE OSIFELOPARLIAMENT 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...

2,000 seasonal workers by end of year: Gov’t

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By EDDIE OSIFELOGOVERNMENT expects to send 2000 workers to Australia under the Labour Mobility scheme by the end of this year.Currently there are 533 workers in Australia and 291 in New Zealand.Minister of Foreign...

CHINESE WOMAN SLAIN

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Police yet to I.D any suspectBY JENNIFER KUSAPAA Chinese woman was killed yesterday morning in her shop at the White Angel building, Pt Cruz.The incident occurred reportedly after 8am in one of town’s busiest...

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 &...

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...

Kuku queries use of terms in Kuma’s budget speech

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By EDDIE OSIFELOINDEPENDENT Leader John Dean Kuku has questioned the two terms ‘Policy Redirection’ and ‘Redirection Policy’ used in the Minister of Finance Speech on the $4 billion budget last week.On page 1 of...