Singapore trip dubbed ‘worthwhile’

The recent visit by a high level delegation to Singapore recently has described the trip as ‘very worthwhile.’ The purpose of the trip by the Government delegation was to learn about the comprehensive reforms being undertaken at the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Upon the delegation’s arrival back in Honiara on Monday, the Minister for…

North Malaita tourism lauds visit

THE North Malaita Tourism Association (NMTA) has acknowledged the visit by a high level delegation from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB). The delegation is being led by the Minister Bartholomew Parapola. The delegation travelled to Malaita on Monday mornig and officiated in the ground breaking ceremony of…

Air Niugini to link Vanuatu, PNG

PORT VILA, ( VANUATU DAILY POST) – A bilateral deal negotiated between New Guinea and Vanuatu in the corridors of the PALM 7 meeting in Japan may get into air shortly. Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea discussed the air space between and potential investments between Port Moresby and Port Vila and PNG Prime Minister Peter…

We’re not broke: PNG finance Minister

PORT MORESBY, (POST COURIER) – Papua New Guinea New Guinea is not broke – that’s official and from Finance Minister James Marape. He assured Parliament during its first session on Wednesday afternoon that the Government was implementing cost-cutting measures to cushion the drop in world commodity prices. “In light of the falling oil and gas…

ECM hears progress of RSIPF

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has made considerable progress in the performance, skills development and accountability, the Enhanced Consultative Mechanism (ECM) heard yesterday. ECM was established to monitor the performance of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI). The one-day 11th ECM Meeting held in Honiara was attended by senior officials representing…

Deep sea minerals community of practice for the Pacific

Apia, Samoa – The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the European Union will establish a community of practice for Pacific Islands’ policy officers and legislative drafters involved in deep sea minerals. The new initiative is a key outcome of an intensive regional training workshop on deep sea minerals policy formulation and legislative drafting…

Parliament Reaches West Guadalcanal Rural Schools

The Parliamentary Civic Department has successfully completed its education outreach program for schools in West Guadalcanal from 19th to 21st May 2015. The program stemmed out from the fourth Parliamentary Strategic objective which is to develop the education and outreach work of Parliament and the representative role of Members of Parliament (MPs). Presentations were based…

Kauha: Why I was removed

THE outgoing Permanent Secretary (PS) for Mines, Jeffery Kauha said his removal from office was influenced by certain Minister within the Cabinet. These are same Ministers who influenced Cabinet’s decision in reshuffling two Ministers and the whole Rennell mining saga it was alleged. “These well respected leaders have tied up link with some Mining companies…