GOVT URGED BLC TO ACT ON PHEB

The national government is urging the Bills and Legislation Committee (BLC) to quickly come up with its report on the Public Health Emergency Bill 2021. In a media statement, the government said prolonging the report to come before parliament is unnecessary and time- wasting. The government stressed that the bill is important as it will…

GG commends PM’s leadership in the past 12 months

OPMC – Governor General, His Excellency Sir David Vunagi has commended Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare for skillfully navigating the country’s way safely through current perilous and unprecedented times.  The Governor General His Excellency Sir David Vunagi congratulated the Hon. Prime Minister and the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement for the sound leadership and judgement…

$9M DEBTS

GP gov’t to reclaim debts through law suits The total remaining SBD$9 million debts owed to several creditors by successive Guadalcanal Provincial Governments (GPG) over the years, will have to go through lawsuits, according to Premier Francis Sade. This was stated in his Sine Die speech in the Chamber last Tuesday. Premier Sade highlighted that…

SINU SAGA LINGERS

More of SINU’s internal ‘dirty laundry’ keeps coming out GOVERNMENT-sponsored students who owed the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) more than $3 million in meals and accommodation costs in 2020 were issued credit notes, it was revealed this week. The latest revelation was made by the Business Investment & Commercial Services (BICS) Finance Officer, Jimmy…

SECURITY PACT COULD SPLIT RSIPF

THE recent security deal signed by the governments of Solomon Islands and China might backfire and create an internal division within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), it was revealed.  While the DCGA government thinks it has provided all that the country needs when it comes to the country’s so-called internal security by getting…