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…

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…

Independent office remain calm with DCC

AN insider from the office of the Independent group has confirmed to this paper that they remain committed to work with the Democratic Coalition for Change government to implement their policies. Speaking to the media, the insider said that the current political climate is stable, despite controversial decision making by the DCC government hitting headlines…

Gov’t close to set up anti-corruption body

The Government has moved one step closer to delivering on one of its key policy initiatives, that of establishing Solomon Islands’ own Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). ICAC – a brainchild of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare – is a key policy initiative adopted by the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government. It is collaborating with…

Civil Society organizations open day today

The Civil Society Organizations open day is set to kick off its 3-day event at the National Art Gallery. The event is hosted by the Development Services Exchange with the support of Oxfam Solomon Islands. Development services Exchange is an umbrella organization for Civil Society Organizations in Solomon Islands which has 60 registered NGO members…