Plan to move motion ‘open’

The Parliamentary opposition group has indicated their open plan to move a motion of no confidence in the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government. An insider revealed that it is not confirmed, but it remains open, the plan to move the motion after the passage of the national budget in the March sitting. “The office…

Police boss spells out priority focus

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will be focusing more on alcohol-related issues this year. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast during last week’s media conference said tackling alcohol-related crimes including family violence are important and will be under police microscope this year. “Police records have indicated a surge in the number of such crimes towards…

PS reminds CPA executive of responsibilities

Central Islands Provincial executive members were being reminded of their responsibilities of ensuring the implementation of developments and delivering of services to people. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening Stanley D Pirione made the reminder during the swearing in of members on Friday. “Your responsibilities as leaders are to make sure services…

Heavy downpour alerts people

THE heavy downpour in the past few days has already irked some residents and has put many in preparatory modes. There were no reports of severe flooding but the weather office have forecasted that rain will continue. Residents of Independence Valley, West Honiara were already put to work by the flooding drains that inundated some…

Council to reinforce seven metres bylaw

Business and property owners within the city are expected to live up to the re-introduced seven metres bylaw to be re-enforced by the Honiara City Council soon. This bylaw will require property owners and business occupants to take responsibility in cleaning up and looking after up to seven metres of their surroundings. This has been…

Suibaea congratulates successor

Former Malaita premier Edwin Suibaea has congratulated his successor Peter Channel Ramohia and encouraged him to work hard to move the province forward. Suibaea was premier from 2010 to 2014. He lost his seat in last month’s election to newcomer Glen Waneta. Speaking from his hometown of Malu’u, Suibaea said he was happy for Ramohia…

Is she still the clerk?

Questions raised over Sanga’s status QUESTIONS have been raised about former Clerk to National Parliament Taeasi Sanga still performing duties in parliament despite already resigning her job. Mrs Sanga resigned last month to contest the Speaker’s election, which she lost to government candidate Ajilon Nasiu. But concerned parliament insiders say after the speaker’s election, Mrs…

Malaita’s new man in charge

PETER Channel Ramohia is the new premier of Malaita Province. He was elected ahead of his only rival Rev. Michael Maeliau – polling 20 votes to Rev. Maelua’s 12 in the 32-seat Provincial Assembly. In his victory speech, Mr Ramohia thanked his colleagues who supported him for the new job and for putting their trust…