Audit shock: $54.15m of gov’t payments could not be accounted for

THERE’S widespread lack of transparency and accountability in government expenditures, a major audit of government accounts, revealed. Missing payment vouchers from various ministries totalling more than $54 million could not be located, the audit, carried out by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG), said. Acting Auditor General Robert Cohen yesterday released his office’s findings.…

TSI presents insights on ICAC to OPMC

Transparency Solomon Islands has presented its policy position and suggestions for the proposed Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) to the Policy Formulation Team at the Prime Minister’s Office, yesterday afternoon. TSI made the presentation to assist the government in its planning to establish the ICAC and to present their position on the importance of having…

15 MPs face election petitions

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DCC assures TSI of ICAC establishment

The Democratic Coalition for Change Government’s Policy team today assured Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) that the establishment of an Independent Commission against Corruption is a matter of priority in the Sogavare-led regime’s policy document. The assurance was made during a presentation by a TSI team on its position on the DCC Government’s proposed establishment of…

Revolutionary agenda to improve sexual health of people in Pacific

Suva, SPC – With concern over high rates of teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), a collaborative effort is getting under way to implement an ambitious sexual health agenda for the Pacific. Promoting sexual and reproductive rights and reducing the prevalence of STIs and HIV, adolescent pregnancy, gender-based violence and sexual assault – including…