DCC closer to set up anti-corruption body

Dear Editor – The above caption on the SIBC online website captured my attention as soon as I got there (http://www.sibconline.com.sb/d-c-c-closer-to-establish-anti-corruption-body/). While I think this is a very good idea, I like to suggest that the composition of the members to this body should be people with credible standing in our society. It would be…

Ota’au: Gov’t recognises the work of CSOs

The Government recognises Civil Society Organizations (CSO) as key development actors in their own right, says the Under Secretary (US) of the Ministry of Home Affairs Irofiau Freddie Ota’au. Mr Ota’au highlighted this when presenting his keynote address during the official launching of the CSO open day at the National Art Gallery grounds on Tuesday.…

PM reassures fight on corruption

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has reassured people of Solomon Islands that his government is fully committed to seriously looking into fighting corruption head-on. Highlighting the introduction of a legislation to establish Solomon Islands Independent Commission against Corruption (SIICAC) as a way forward. PM Sogavare told Permanent Secretaries, Head of Integrity Institutions, experts and other government…

Govt prioritises new electoral legislation

The Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government is committed to upholding the principles of universal suffrage and desires to introduce an election system which encourages active participation by the people in the governance of their own affairs before the 2018 national general election. Prime Minister Sogavare said these remarks when he opened a seminar titled…

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…