Kuku reminds Kuma

The Leader of the Independent Group in Parliament has reminded the Minister of Finance and Treasury to be truthful and consistent in his responses when informing parliament of government policies and programs, in particular those that are under his portfolio and leadership. John Dean Kuku made this reminder in a statement yesterday following Harry Kuma’s…

‘ARMED GROUP’ REPORT PROBED

POLICE is now investigating a report published over the weekend in our Sunday Star issue with the headline ‘Armed group to ‘unleash’ second wave’ and says they will not tolerate any armed groups or criminals. In a statement issued by Police Media Unit Mostyn Mangau said; “I want to make a very clear statement here…

Plans to restructure WPIC

The newly appointed government led by Christian Mesepitu plans to restructure its biggest business arms Western Provincial Investment Co-operation (WPIC). In his statement of the Motion of Sine Die on Wednesday Premier Mesepitu said one of the long-standing continuous issues faced by successive governments over the years is that of the WPIC and its structure.…

‘I DID NOT ESCAPE’

The Malaita for Democracy (M4D) front man Knoxley Atu says he did not escape to Malaita rather he returned to his home land where he belongs. Mr Atu was responding to a report published by this paper last week. In response he said it is wrong to say he escaped to Malaita when actually he…

PM IN WESTERN PROVINCE AHEAD OF CELEBRATIONS

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation have arrived in Western Province today, one day ahead of Western Province’s second appointed day celebrations tomorrow. The Sogavare- led delegation are now in Munda where they will proceed to Noro in the afternoon to participate in the handing over ceremony of Commodity Export Marketing Authority’s (CEMA) Buying…

Increased support for education

THE Government’s budget for education has increased over the last five years. That’s according to the Minister of Education Lanelle Tanagnada during her contribution in parliament last Monday. “SIG budget for education has significantly increased over the last five years relatively to the other demands on the government budget and relatively to GDP. “Investment in…