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,…

Sofu called upon to fulfill $20k pledge

EAST Kwaio outgoing Member of Parliament (MP), Stanley Festus Sofu has been called upon to fulfill a $20,000 pledge he made toward the development of a proposed Transit Conference Centre for the Atoifi Adventist hospital in his Constituency. Outspoken former provincial member, Mambo Fangaria made the revelations following what he terms as Mr Sofu’s ignorance…

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…

Tiqe opens new Church

Catholic communities surrounding Tangarare Catholic station have joined Tiqe community over the weekend to celebrate the opening of a newly permanent Church building. Close to three thousand people including people from different provinces came to witness the historical spiritialevent. The completion of the Church was described as a blessing after many years of struggle to…

Promotion of local food production vital

THE Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) with other stakeholders has been embarking on promotion of local food production as stipulated in the Lokol Kaikai Framework. The framework is a programme of action to address food and nutrition security, as well as livelihoods issues. Agriculture and Livestock permanent secretary, Jimi Saelea highlighted this at the…

Backyard gardening encouraged

The backyard gardening, basket gardening and organic process of nursery introduced by the Kastom Gaden Association (KGA) has attracted a lot of farmers and members of the public yesterday. KGA was part of the inaugural agriculture show which kicked off on Tuesday. The farming techniques introduced by KGA was new to some of the local…