New act allows gov’t to borrow wisely

In the recent media workshop, the Ministry of Finance announced that the new Public Financial Management Act will facilitate better decisions on Government Borrowing, On-lending and Guarantees. Deputy Accountant-General, Ms Merrylyn Kodoleke, said that the Act contains key elements of the Government’s Debt Management Strategy (DMS) and meets undertakings made to Honiara Club members to…

Strong call to environment enforcers

Environment law enforcers have been strongly urged to dig deep and expose dubious dealings against the environmental law in the country. DPP Ronald Bei Talasasa told local and regional participants who attended a weeklong environmental and compliance enforcement practical skills training here. Those attended include environment conservationist, infrastructure and planning officers, fisheries and forestry officers,…

Gov’t announces minor reshuffle of PS

GOVERNMENT has announced a minor reshuffle to Permanent Secretaries (PS) which has been made early this week. The Prime Minister after consulting the Public Service Commission (PSC) pursuant to section 128(2) of the Constitution has made the following minor reshuffle in the transfer and posting of two Permanent Secretaries, a statement from the Government Communication…

Twelve political parties will contest 2014 National Elections

The Political Parties Commission (PPC) says twelve political parties will contest the 2014 National Elections on November 19. The Commission’s Registrar, Calvin Ziru, said ten political parties have been registered and two more applications for registration are being dealt with this week. The ten registered political parties are:- The People’s Alliance Party, Democratic Alliance Party,…

Handwashing with soap: a simple practice that saves lives

Today the world celebrates Global Handwashing Day! This day reminds everyone about the importance of washing our hands with soap to prevent diseases from spreading.   “People under-estimate the importance of hand washing. Hand washing with soap prevents infections and saves lives,” said UNICEF Pacific Representative, Dr, Karen Allen. She added, “The annual Global Handwashing Day…

RAMSI boss visits Auki

RAMSI’s Special Coordinator Ms Justine Braithwaite on Monday,paid a visit to the Malaita provincial capital,Auki, where issues related to the upcoming elections were discussed. During the trip Ms Braithwaite met with the Provincial Premier, Edwin Suibaea, the Provincial Police Commander (PPC) of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, (RSIPF) Alfred Uiga and representatives of the…