We need another 2 markets

THE Honiara City Council’s decision to shut down the roadside market at White River in west Honiara has not gone down well with residents there. This is expected because the market, illegal as it may, was the most accessible to vendors and people of west Honiara. However, the decision is right and the council must…

PM officiates opening of regional nursing meeting

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare officiated the opening of the 18th South Pacific Nurses Forum and 7th South Pacific Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers Alliance Meeting in Honiara on Monday. The five-day meeting attended by nurses and midwifery officers from the South Pacific region is convened under the theme ‘Towards Nursing Excellence for Universal (Pacific) Health.’…

Scholarship deal under review

The Ministry of Education is currently reviewing itsSolomon Islands Government scholarship program (SIG). The review is expected to come in effect as of next year, 2017. Ministry of Education Communication officer, Selu Maezama revealed this yesterday. He said that the review is to improve the scholarship program. “We are working towards the 2017 budget.The outcome…

Absence of PSs irk opposition leader

THE Parliament Opposition group leader Jeremiah Manele yesterday urged the government to ensure permanent secretaries turn up for the Bills hearings in Parliament. “The Bills and Legislation Committee had to postpone hearings because PSs failed turn up,” Mr Manele told Parliament. He said PSs should be committed in order to complete the amount of outstanding…

Party development program launched

REGISTERED political parties have just completed the first training workshop session of the Political Party Development Program on Friday 28 October 2016. The program is part of the Political Parties Commission’s core functions under the Political Parties Integrity Act passed by Parliament in 2014. “The workshop is the first of its kind ever held for…

PM adjourns Parl, six bills before committee

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has adjourned Parliament to November 14. Six bills will be ready for deliberation by Parliament at the Second Reading stage when it resumes its final sitting for this year on the 14th of November. The bills- Town and Country Planning (Amendment) Bill 2016, Land Surveyors Bill 2016, Child and Welfare Bill…

NEW TWIST

Mixed results from pageant show under criticism THE latest twist of the result for the Miss Solomon Islands Pageant 2016 has come under heavy criticism by members of the public over the past few days. This came following the announcement of two dissimilar results which the organisers have announced on early Sunday morning during the…

Gold ridge landowners warned of bogus investors

THERE are claims of con agent and ghost company going around to fool landowners and government authorities on the new partnership deal for the resumption of Gold Ridge mine. A statement from the Gold-Ridge Community Investment Limited (GCIL) cautioned that there are groups of local people associated with some foreigners, who are interfering in the…