UK roadshow to showcase Pacific

SPTO: The South Pacific as a travel destination will be under the spotlight again, this time in the United Kingdom with five Pacific national tourism representatives travelling to four densely populated British cities. The South Pacific Tourism Organisation, funded by the European Union’sPacific Regional Tourism Capacity Building Project, will be taking representatives from Fiji, Papua…

Why PEC reduces terminal grant

The Parliamentary Entitlements Commission (PEC) has elaborated on its decision to reduce the $400,000 terminal grant for 50 members of the now dissolved Ninth Parliament. Members of the Commission decided to reduce the terminal grant to $200,000 because of the following reasons. The recommended $400,000 could impact heavily on the national economy and the government’s…

SIPRA to contest 20 constituencies

CARETAKER Prime Minister’s Party has announced their group will contest twenty constituencies in the upcoming general elections. Called the Solomon Islands Party for Rural Advancement (SIPRA), Party leader Gordon Darcy Lilo said he was proud to make the announcement. He said SIPRA will contest the following constituencies; Central Kwara’ae, Central Honiara, North New Georgia, South…