Census field enumeration ended 

Field enumeration (counting) for the 2019 National Population and Housing Census has been successfully completed on Sunday 8th December 2019. Actual field enumeration started on 4th November to 8th December covering all the nine provinces including Honiara City. Census Commissioner Douglas Kimi said it was a challenging undertaking though a success as field operation effectively…

PM: fighting corruption is everyone’s business

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says addressing the cancer called corruption is not government responsibility alone but everybody’s business.  Sogavare made the statement as he challenged both leaders and the public during the International Anti-Corruption Day event in Honiara. He said the government cannot do it alone, even the new Independent Commission Against Corruption cannot do…

Sifoni: united approach needed in fight corruption

The level of severity that corruption have been doing to our societies requires united approach to fight against says the Malaita’s Acting Premier Randal Sifoni. Mr. Sifoni uttered the words when delivering the keynote address to mark the international anti-corruption day in Auki, Malaita province on Monday morning. He said corruption is so severe that a united…

No China funds for 5 constituencies

FIVE constituencies in Malaita province won’t be able to receive a component of Rural Constituency Development Fund (RCDF) paid out by China. The Member of Parliament (MP) for West Kwara’ae, Sam Shemuel Iduri revealed this in a statement issued by the Opposition Office last night. Speaking on behalf of his colleague Opposition MPs for Aoke…

PM says corruption fight is a priority

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the fight against corruption is one of the top priorities of his government and is committed to get rid of this scourge in the country. Sogavare said corruption is a cancer and its biggest danger is where it becomes so strongly ingrained that it represents a new norm in our…

SI, Indonesia sign development cooperation framework, grant deal

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Jeremiah Manele and his Indonesian counterpart Ibu Retno Marsudi signed the Development Cooperation Framework Agreement between Solomon Islands and Indonesia on Friday 6th December in Bali. Speaking to the media after the historical signing, Minister Manele expressed appreciation for the partnership between Solomon Islands and Indonesia and…

Kuma on major reforms to be progressed in 2020

MINISTER oF Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma in his second reading of 2020 budget speech in Parliament last week says the government is committed to implement key reforms under its two pillars, the fundamental and sectoral reforms. Kuma said the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) expects that by 2020, five major reforms should be…

Anti-corruption day today

International Anti-corruption Day 2019 will be celebrated today in Honiara. As part of the event a parade will take place this morning from 8.30am from the Honiara City Council (HCC) car park all the way down to the Museum Auditorium. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will deliver the keynote address. Parliament made a special adjournment to…

Local journos in China

Eleven journalists representing the mainstream media, private sector and Government Communication Unit are currently in China on a “cultural exchange” trip from 5th-14th December. The trip was arranged by a task force from the Chinese Embassy in Papua New Guinea (PNG), after a meeting with members of the local media in November. Deputy Secretary to…