MPs consulted on the draft Federal Constitution

The members and the chairmen of the ten Parliamentary Standing Committees in this 10th Parliament were given a chance to peruse  through the draft federal constitution currently drafted by  the Constitution Reform Unit(CRU) in a consultation workshop at the Paul Tovua Complex, National Parliament on Friday 29th May 2015. The consultation workshop was basically to…

Sasako: Reshuffle is a PM’s prerogative

THE reshuffling of Ministers rests upon the Prime Minister’s (PM) prerogative, and it is done with striving efforts by the government to improve things. Media Consultant to Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Alfred Sasako revealed this early this week. Sasako stated that reshuffle happens through consultation with Party Members and Ministers who will be affected, in…

Foreign reserves now up to $4b in March

SOLOMON Islands’ gross foreign reserves stood at almost $4 billion in March, an increase of two per cent over the previous month’s level, according to figures released this week. Higher donor funding and fishing licencing fees during the month contributed to the increase. “The level of gross foreign reserves as at the end of March…

GPG supports rearmament

The Guadalcanal Provincial Executive and members of the provincial assembly are the latest group to express support for the National Government’s decision for the staged limited rearmament of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). This followed a presentation on the project by representatives of the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services; RSIPF,…

Rural people supports DCC

A MAN from Lau/Mbaelelea constituency in North Malaita says his people strongly supports the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government, despite the online voting survey being done by the Forum International (FSII) on their face book page. Speaking to the Solomon Star, the secondary school teacher who wants his name withheld told the paper that…

Shakespeare coming here

Have you ever heard of Globe theatre? The British High Commission working together with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture are delighted to announce the tour of Globe Theatre to Solomon Islands. Globe theatre is one of the world’s most famous theatres. Globe theatre will be performing one of Shakespeare’s most famous works, Hamlet at…

Environment’s two year plan launched

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorological Service (MECDM) has launched its two years corporate plan. It was launched yesterday by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Dr Malchior Mataki in a brief event held at the MECDM headquarter at Vavaya Ridge. The corporate plan was launched based on the vision ‘A safe, sustainable…

A call to replace MUP Agriculture office boss

NUMEROUS calls have been received from farmers in Makira Ulawa Province for the removal of the officer In-charge for the agriculture extension office in Kirakira. This came after an article that was published in this paper early last week with the title ‘Agriculture assistance critical for farmers in Makira’. A number of farmers in Makira…

HRM training ends in Auki

Head of Departments (HOD) from stakeholders in Auki, Malaita province have successfully ended two months of human resources management (HRM) training last Friday. At the closing of the training participants received certificate of completion. The training was conducted by Institute Of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) from the Ministry of Public Service. A total of…