Parliament regularises $7 million supplementary budget

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By EDDIE OSIFELOPARLIAMENT 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...

PM switch on the light

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BY CHARLES KADAMANAPRIME 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...

Police vehicle in Renbel sold: Varley confirms

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPAPOLICE 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...

MARA policy translation in weeks’ time

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BY SAMIE WAIKORIAUKITRANSLATION of Malaita Alliance for Rural Advancement (MARA) government policy will soon happen.The MARA government is the current provincial government of Malaita province led by Premier Suidani.In an interview with one of...

Mua launches 4-yr national NCD strategic plan

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BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLOMINISTER for Health and Medical Services Dickson Mua on Thursday launched the four years multi-sectoral national Non-communicable Diseases strategic plan 2019-2023.The four-year multi sectoral strategic plan is a collaborative effort of...

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...

3 students on Chinese scholarship

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By EDDIE OSIFELOTHREE Solomon Islands students will travel to China on Saturday to do their degree programme for the next four years.They are:Shadie Haikau who will do Bachelor of International...

‘China pours in US$630m in trade’

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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...

Goodbye CDF

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

Electoral commission set to test case holding by-election and provincial government election in one...

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By Alfred Sasako THE by-election for East Makira Constituency and the Makira-Ulawa Provincial Government Election due at the end of the year are set to be used as a test case for combining two elections...

Former lands commissioners appointed to the new lands board

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By Alfred Sasako TWO former Lands Commissioners have reportedly been appointed to the Lands Board, sources told Island Sun on Tuesday.Silva Dunge and Fred Soaki were appointed by the Minister of Lands, Survey and Housing,...

Four more for China

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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...

Happy fathers day

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HAPPY Father’s Day to all fathers in around the country.You all deserved a special day to celebrate.Father’s day is a special day celebrated around the world every year in recognition of the contribution of...

Number of terminated SIG-scholarship drops

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BY ALFRED PAGEPITUTHE number of SIG-students terminated has dropped significantly this year, semester 1.Education Ministry (MEHRD) Permanent Secretary tells Island Sun that this semester’s number of terminated students is the lowest ever.Every year, the...

Candidates who failed to submit NGE campaign report referred to police criminal investigation unit...

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BY BARNABAS MANEBONANATIONAL Generation Election (NGE) candidates of 2019 failing to submit campaign Statements of Account are now under review of the National Criminal Investigation Department (NCID).This is confirmed by the Royal Solomon Islands...