Sogavare: we are transparent in political interest

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says his government would not hide any secret but is open and transparent in the different political grouping interest. Sogavare made the statement during a recent press conference when asked for his statement regarding rumours that some Members of Parliament would like to switch ties to China. He said his government…

One more to Canada

CITREC Canada Corpis continuing to empower the women of Guadalcanal. Its latest addition to the Canadian workforce is May Resture, who arrived in Canada yesterday and was issued with a two-year work permit to be employed in Canada’s agriculture sector. May was received by her Canadian employer who was waiting for her arrival at Vancouver…

Clamp down on foreigners

THE new Minister for Commerce and Labour will pin down the influx of foreigners coming in the country and continue to engage in business activities reserved for the indigenous Solomon Islanders. Clezy Rore told the parliament in his debate when contributing to the Sine Die motion that was moved by the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare…

Locals, nation deserve better

Why is Transparency Solomon Islands so concerned about good governance, focusing its advocacy activities on [1] civic awareness, [2] active citizenship/citizens, [3] fight against and rolling back corruption, [4] people engagement, [5] democracy, [6] empowering citizens with information on their relationships and linkages to the three arms of the government, [7] supporting people’s activism, [8]…

First for the nation

ISABEL LANDS ‘CLEAN AUDIT’ By BRYAN LUVENA  ISABEL has been the star province when it comes to the implementation of the Provincial Governance Strengthening Programme (PGSP). Under the leadership of Premier James Habu, Isabel landed a “clean audit” report for the 2017/2018 financial year, the first for any province. “This is an achievement of monumental…

ACT NOW!

Chief Justice urges gov’t to review salaries, entitlements By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN CHIEF Justice Sir Albert Palmer is again urging the Government to urgently set up an independent Tribunal to determine salaries and entitlements of public servants. He was speaking at an event held Tuesday to farewell the outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Ronald Bei…

Vunagi is new GG in-waiting

The Reverend David Vunagi is poised to be the country’s next Governor General. At the close of nominations 4pm on Wednesday, the former Anglican Church of Melanesia’s (ACOM) Archbishop was the only nominee. Vunagi is expected to take up his new role from incumbent Sir Frank Kabui on 7 July this year. Office of the…

In court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Murder accused to stage defence* Lawyers to decide on hearing* Fuel theft case hearing June 11* Accused to face court today Murder accused to stage defence THE man accused of the murder of another man in the Shortland Islands, Western Province, in 2015, will be putting his defence today in the High Court. Kidoe…

Police probe death of girl, 4

POLICE in Malaita Province are investigating the death of a four-year-old female child at Fo’ondo Village in North Malaita on 31 May 2019. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Malaita Province, Superintendent Solomon Sisimia says: “My officers at Malu’u are currently investigating a sad incident which resulted in the death of a 4-year-old female child at Fo’ondo…

New mini hospital opens at Malango

A NEW mini hospital called ‘Ravi Ni Laka’ was officially opened at Chichinge village in Malango ward, Central Guadalcanal, on Tuesday. The hospital is funded under the Ministry of Provincial government’s ‘Provincial Capacity Development Fund’ (PCDF). Guests who attended the opening include MPA for Malango ward Keit Amasaea and the Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Provincial…