Local lawyers return from overseas training

Two local lawyers have had the chance to strengthen their legal policy skills thanks to the Australian Government’s Pacific Legal Policy Development Program delivered by the Australian Attorney-General’s Department. Jasper Highwood Anisi from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and Kyla Venokana from the Ministry of Justice’s Policy Unit spent two weeks…

Hospital theatres remain closed

TWO operating theatres at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara will remain close after renovation work failed to bring up the theatres to the approved standard. The Commissioner of Labour closed the theatres last December due to their poor conditions. Hospital authorities were given a month to fix the problem. But a local contractor tasked…

Opposition, Independent applauds SIPA

MEMBERS of the Parliamentary Opposition and Independent groups have invited the Solomon Islands Chief Executive Officer Collin Yow and his management team to brief them about the SIPA reform. The briefing took place on Thursday at the Paul Tovua complex at the Parliament compound. The briefing was described by insiders a fruitful and candid. “The…

GP passes $17m budget

GUADALCANAL provincial government has passed its $17 million budget last week before the change of leadership on Tuesday. Ousted Premier, Bartholomew Vavanga’s led executive had passed the budget where his successor, Anthony Veke was the former Finance Minister. According to a officer in the provincial government, Veke resigned after the budget was passed in order…

$1MILLION DEBT

Temotu provincial government has incurred a debt of nearly SBD $1million over the past two years and is now facing immense pressure to settle it. Reports reaching the paper said, the million dollar debt has affected normal provincial government services and is causing frustration amongst the direct employees of the province because their National Provident…