New regulation on rice price ceilings to be applied starting Sept. 1

The Trade Ministry announced on Thursday that the government will start enforcing a new regulation on rice price ceilings on Sept. 1. Unlike an-already-revoked regulation that only classified rice into one type as ‘medium,’ the new regulation classifies rice into three types: ‘medium,’ ‘premium’ and ‘specialty’. The price ceilings apply to the first two categories only. The price ceiling for […]

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Solomons’ PM refutes misappropriation allegation calls for apology

The allegation was levelled at him by the sacked minister of infrastructure Jimmy Lusibaea last week. He said Mr Sogavare bought an old boat worth less than 25 thousand US dollars when the funds were supposed to go towards purchasing a passenger and cargo vessel for the prime minister’s constituency in Choiseul Province. Mr Lusibaea called for an investigation into […]

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PM REFUTES ACCUSATIONS OVER SHIPPING GRANT ALLOCATION

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has never touched a single cent in his $5 million shipping grant allocation from the Government’s National Transport Fund. And he has welcomed calls by the former Minister for Infrastructure Development, Hon. Jimmy Lusibaea, for an investigation into how his $5 million allocation has been spent in order that the truth behind the allegations can be […]

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Low turn out at Caucus

Only 17 government ministers and backbenchers attended an urgent Caucus meeting called for on Sunday to ascertain the support of the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) for the leadership of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Caucus insiders revealed. The meeting was convened amidst reports that 29 Members of Parliament including government ministers and backbenchers have signed to a move to […]

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