PMO defends new PS

ETHEL Frances’ recent appointment as the new Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock was not done on the basis of her political affiliation. Rather, the Public Service Commission (PSC) made the appointment in consultation with the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Press Secretary of the Prime Minister, Douglas Marau, made…

TAX BURDEN

Wale: high cost of living killing us By ANDREW FANASIA THE high cost of living in the country is killing our people financially. Member for Aoke Langalanga Mathew Wale uttered this in his debate of the Goods Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018. “Food and transportation, electricity, water, accommodation, basic healthcare system, basic education and clothing are…

SHIPPING GRANT

I don’t receive funds; just an allocation says Rini Member of Parliament (MP) for Marovo Constituency and former Minister for Finance and Treasury, Snyder Rini says he didn’t receive any shipping grant from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID) in 2016. Mr Rini made this clarification yesterday following a call from a concerned woman…