Gov’t told to unveil priorities

THE Opposition Group has called on Prime Minister Rick Hou to unveil its priorities for the remaining months of 2018. Opposition Leader Manasseh Maelanga said Prime Minister Hou in his inaugural speech last November announced that his new administration will quickly put in place a strategy entailing a set of priorities achievable during its short…

Govt’s main policy targets

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela had re-emphasised the policy objectives his government wants to achieve in the next eight months. Speaking to members of the local media on Monday at Heritage Park Hotel, Houenipwela said the government aims to stabilize the political situation, stabilize the financial situation, pass the 2018 budget and implement major projects. Houenipwela…

Police probe Malaita arson

POLICE in Auki, Malaita Province, are investigating the burning of six dwelling houses at a settlement near Fote Village, West Kwara’ae, on 26 January 2018. The burning of the dwelling houses happened after an argument over land where a logging company is operating. Supervising Provincial Police Commander, Malaita Province, Superintendent Timothy Apaesi says: “There are…

COST CUTTING REFORM

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela had introduced a number of administrative cost cutting reform measures within his political office starting in December. The reform targets the PM’s Political Office which includes: o   Policy Implementation, Monitoring & Evaluation Unit (PIMEU) o   PM’s Private Office o   Caucus o   Cabinet Sub-Committees Speaking at his first press conference with the…