Premier Gina calls for changes to payment of salaries, other perks

WESTERN PROVINCE Premier David Gina has called for changes to the way salaries and entitlements of Members of the Provincial Assemblies are delivered, saying the present system is unfair. “Our salaries are received from the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening, while our entitlements are determined by the Parliamentary Entitlement Commission (PEC). “This creates…

MUP to have line Ministries in its new town

The Premier of Makira Ulawa, Julian Maka’a says his Administration has already endorsed the idea for line Ministries to have their quarters built in the Mamaloni Town near the Ngorangora domestic airport. He says the idea will eventuate once Town Planning of Mamaloni Town is completed, hopefully, this year. Mr. Maka’a says turning Mamaloni Town…

Tonafalea: IWD time to empower women

Malaita Provincial Government Minister for women, youth, sport, and children Affairs Ivan Tonafalea has urged men to use the International Women’s Day (IWD) as an opportunity or platform to empower and support women. He mentioned this at the women’s international day celebration in Auki, Monday. He said women need and entrusted men to achieving an…

Airport upgrade underway

WORK on upgrading the Honiara International Airport is now at its ten (10) percent implementation stage. That’s according to the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Communication and Aviation Moses Virivolomo during a live radio talk-back show on Sunday based on the theme ‘Future of Tourism.’ Other members of the panel included: Andrew Nihopara,…

Parliament convenes next week

THE Parliament will convene on Monday 15th March from a long break with Governor General’s (GG) Speech known as the Speech from the Throne the top agenda. That’s according to the National Parliament Clerk’s office, Tuesday.  “Yes, the Parliament will convene next week at 10 am,” the Clerk confirmed. The Clerk further added that following…

MODEL HOUSES TO BE UNVEILED AT MAMARA-TASIVARONGO

In about two weeks’ time, the contractor of the Mamara New Capital City will unveil three different model houses for public display and viewing.  The unveiling of the houses will take place in a ground-breaking ceremony at the Mamara- Tasivarongo- Mavo development site. The model houses will represent the three different types of houses to…

Father behind bars for sexual assault 

A FATHER who sexually assaulted his 14-year-old daughter last year had been sentenced to three and a half years in jail. This was after the 47 year-old father pleaded guilty to one count of an indecent act with a child under 15 years of age and one count of incest. In sentencing the father, Principal Magistrate…

Top ESP projects on the move

National infrastructure projects funded under the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) program is making positive progress. The latest report gathered following inspection of the construction of the ramp at Kira Kira showed the ramp is more than 50 percent completion stage,  a statement from the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. According to the report, piling and…

Women leadership in COVID-19 

We need women’s representation that reflects all women and girls in all their diversity and abilities, and across all cultural, social, economic, and political situations. Minister for Ministry of Women Youth Children and Family Affairs Freda Rotutafi Rangirei made this profound statement when she delivered her official speech to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021…