Call for relocation by islanders

LUAPEL House of Chiefs representatives in Malaita Outer Islands are calling again on government to relocate their people because of the ongoing threat by climate change. Chris Keungi told the Solomon Star yesterday that rising sea level and the ongoing bad weather as a result of climate change had already affected their food security and…

Six anti-corruption set for this sitting

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare plans to bring six Anti-corruption Bills in the upcoming Parliament this year. He revealed this during the International Anti-Corruption Day in Honiara last year. The six proposed anti-corruption bills are: 1.              Anti-Corruption Bill 2.              The Integrity Whistle Blower Bill 3.              The Ombudsman (Special Provisions) Bill 4.              The Leadership Code (Further Provisions)…

$50m supplementary budget to be tabled

THE Government will bring an estimated $50 million supplementary budget in the upcoming sitting of Parliament next month. This is to allow Parliament to regularise the money, government spent under the contingency warrants, after it passed the $4.3 billion budget last December. Ministry of Finance and Treasury, permanent secretary, Harry Kuma said this is part…

Parliament promotes healthy workforce

The National Parliament Office is embarking on promoting a healthy workforce after all its officers underwent a Non-communicable disease (NCD) test on Monday and Tuesday this week. The health check for NCD was made possible after some senior officers of the National Parliament participated in a health program last year through an IPAM’s Leadership Development…

The success story of the REP’s PET

THE Pre-Employment Training (PET) under the Rapid Employment Project (REP) in partnership with the Honiara City Council (HCC) has trained thousands of locals and even helped a lot in assisting them find jobs.  A recent statement from the Rapid Employment Project (REP) has revealed.  “Since 2011, PET has trained 12,295 people in Life Skills and…

‘Together we can fight the fight’

MINISTER for Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs Freda Tuki says that dealing with gender issues in the country is complex and difficult, but nothing is impossible if everyone work hard. MP Tuki highlighted this during the International Women’s Day celebration last week. “We have proven that we can move mountains,” she said.…

Setback for Bina Harbour project

THE O’ori tribe who claims to be the real land owning group of Bina/Talifu land site is now questioning the government and the chairman of the Bina Interim trust Board, Dickson Maearia over the recent signing of the land title last week. The signing ceremony between the DCCG and the interim was hosted at the…

Cemetary full

Kola Ridge Cemetery the only available cemetery in Honiara city is running out of space for new burials. Reports reaching this paper claimed that the cemetery is running out of space which makes it difficult to find space for new burials. The report claimed that when looking for space at cemetery, some peopleactually dig out…

Medical team on Buala tour

A medical team from the National Referral Hospital (NRH) is currently providing medical assistance in Buala, Isabel province. This was confirmed by Dr Kaeni Agiomea from Buala who is also part of the medical team. In an interview yesterday, Dr. Agiomea said their current visit to Isabel is very timely and helpful as they help…