Day: October 3, 2017

EDITORIAL: Government must listen to sound advice

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) last week told the Government to slowdown on tertiary scholarships for next year. This follows a chaotic year in SIG funded scholarship as it hit more than half a billion dollar for the first time. It’s unfortunate that external advisors have to tell us to operate within our means when we know very well that that we’ve been doing is untenable. Besides scholarships, IMF’s suggestion to the government also includes cutting down on Constituency Development Fund and another political funding, the Shipping Grants. The CDF and shipping grants are allocated to politicians with the...

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CPI falls by 0.4 per cent as inflation picks up in August

THE Solomon Islands National Statistics Office within the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT) has released its Honiara Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of August 2017, last week. CPI is a monthly indicator of the variation in prices for retail goods and other items. The basket of goods chosen represents the spending behaviour ofthe population of Honiara and the resulting CPI is used to calculate inflation. The CPI for the month of August 2017 dropped by 0.4% from 188.3 the previous month to 187.4, said the Government Statistician Douglas Kimi while releasing the statistical bulletin. “This was...

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Police respond to threat of UXO in Western Province                

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) reminds members of the public to report any sightings of unexploded bombs (UXOs) within their communities to the nearest police station and keep well away from the objects. The RSIPF’s Explosive Ordnance Division (EOD) in Honiara was alerted of an UXO at Munda Airport area in Western Province and responded to the report on 25 September 2017. Supervising Director of the RSIPF National Response Department (NRD), Superintendent Rex Waiwori says, “The UXO was sighted about 32 meters from Munda Airport runaway by a contractor who was working on the fence line along...

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