Gov’t sacks 2 top shots

THE Government has sacked two of its most senior political appointees. Chief of Staff George Kuper and Policy Secretary, Sectoral Reform Productive Sector Dr Gabriel Titili were shown the exit door, Wednesday. Special Secretary to Prime Minister (SSPM) Andrew Muaki confirmed the sacking. But he refused to divulge reasons to the decision. He said the…

Former Parliament clerk dies

ONE of the long term serving women in the Solomon Islands national Parliament, Elizabeth Andresen was called to rest this week. Late Elizabeth Andresen served as the speaker, Deputy Speaker, clerk, deputy clerk to the parliament during the terms, 1993-1995, and 1997-2001. After she moved to South Pacific Oil (SPO) as a human resources manager…

Advance preparation is crucial

FIJI is now picking the pieces Cyclone Winston left behind in its wake. The deadly category 5 storm that ripped through the island nation last weekend had left behind a trail of unimaginable destruction. The death toll had risen to almost 30 and may increase further as the full extent of the devastation unfolds. It…

Renbel’s policy document presented

The Rennell and Bellona Provincial Executive has on Monday presented its policy document to the Acting Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga. The document which includes a policy statement with its accompanying framework contains the province’s first five year development plan (2015-2019) which is aligned to the current DCC Government policy framework. Premier Hon. Collin Tesua’atai said,…

Magistrate issues stern warning to prosecution

A magistrate yesterday warned prosecution that he will discharge and release a man facing robbery and fire-arm charges on the next court hearing. That is if prosecution do not confirm having the charges and other documents, in relation to the robbery and discharging of fire-arm in public charge. Public Prosecutor Margaret Suifa’asia when mentioning the…