Sasako calls for new law to govern CDF

A FORMER parliamentarian has called for legislation to set up a Constituency Funding Commission (CFC) to handle the controversial funding grants to constituencies. Alfred Sasako made the call in light of revelation that hundreds of millions of dollars had passed through the hands of politicians in the last four years with little or no impact…

Women visit Rove inmates

A GROUP of Christian women from various denominations paid a visit to the Rove Correction Centre, Monday. The women came from Anglican Church of Melanesia, Bible Way Centre, and United Church. Their visit was to share God’s word and pray with the inmates during this festive season. A spokeswoman Maria Maezama said the visit gave…

Community urged to look after new clinic

MALAITA’S assistant director of nursing Helen Tolobulu has urged a community in east Malaita to take great care of their newly build clinic. The community of Mamulele opened their new clinic last week. “This is a new facility donated to you as a gift,” Mrs Tolobulu told the community. “It is your responsibility to look…

Vavanga told to choose executive wisely

A GUADALCANAL man has called on the newly elected Premier of Guadalcanal Province, Bartholomew Vavanga, to choose his new members of executive based on merit and necessary experience. Charles Rongovata made the call yesterday in light of the historical election of the premier in which all 21 provincial ward members voted for Vavanga to lead…

NZ assists rural training centres here

THE New Zealand government is assisting the country’s rural training centres through Caritas, under a five-year partnership between New Zealand and Solomon Islands Association Vocational Rural Training Centre (SIAVRTC). The first two centres to benefit are Vanga Teachers College in Western Province and Kaotave Vocational Rural Training Centre in east Guadalcanal. A SBD$843,056 in assistance…

Mua is SIPRA’s new wing leader

ONE of the coalition partners of the parliamentary Opposition, Solomon Islands Party for Rural Advancement (SIPRA), has a new parliamentary wing leader. He is the Member of Parliament for Savo/ Russels, Dickson Mua. Mr Mua replaces MP for East Malaita, Manasseh Maelanga, who resigned from the party earlier to become the leader of the Independent…

Bulk Shop opens new outlet in Chinatown

THE BULK Shop on Tuesday opened its fourth outlet in the heart of Chinatown – bringing itself to direct competition with mostly Chinese shops in this popular shopping district. It was not only the fourth, but also the biggest outlet of the three and located in the company’s newly built building. Company director Adam Bartlett…

Opposition questions Shanel appointment

THE Office of the Leader of Opposition is calling on the Prime Minister to explain the logic behind the appointment of his new Police minister. In a statement on Tuesday, the Opposition’s Shadow Minister for Police, National Security & Correctional Services Chris Laore said the appointment of MP for Central Guadalcanal Peter Shanel, as the…