Training for ministerial planners

MINISTERIAL planners from various government ministries underwent a training at the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) training room, last week. The UNDP’s Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP) in partnership with the Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination (MDPAC) organised the training for all Ministerial planners across all the sectors. “This training will…

TDP back in action

THE Trade Dispute Panel (TDP) has so far heard about 70 industrial disputes since it started its normal hearing end of last month. The hearings commenced on October 27 following the appointment of Trade Dispute Panel’s new chairlady, Natalie Kesaka. She hears industrial grievances twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On Tuesday, Mrs Kesaka…

Health outlines priorities

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has outlined its priorities for the next five years at this week’s National Health Conference in Honiara. Priorities reflected in the new National Health Strategic Plan 2016 – 2020 include improving the coverage and quality of health services, building strong partnerships to expand the reach of health…

Health workers show the way

HEALTH workers attending the 2015 National Health Conference this week in Honiara have been modelling healthy behaviors. In the course of the Health Conference which is successfully ended yesterday, the health workers voluntary donated blood, doing physical exercises between sessions and getting their blood pressure, blood sugar and weight checked. Speaking in response to the…

Gov’t urged to seriously review PPIA

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has urged the DCC Government to seriously prioritize the reviewing of the Political Parties Integrity Act (PPIA). In a statement, the Parliamentary Opposition understands the review is currently in progress as the national consultation process is underway. However, the Parliamentary Opposition Group says the recent political developments have proven that the…

Aid machine tracks prohibited gases

SOLOMON Island Customs & Excise Division (SICED) proudly took ownership of a new gas testing machine that can identify prohibited and restricted gases Customs recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Ozone Unit of the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification (MMERE) for the enforcement and control of importation and exportation…

Case of Bougainvilleans adjourned

THE case of the nine Bougainville men and a local facing immigration charges has been further adjourned to November 12 for plea. Sylester Motoqo, Vincent Ma’ako, Justin Moiru, Eddie Posena, Joe Nupa, Nigel Tonnaku, Thomas Konnou, Dominic Samo and Tom Ruben from Bougainville were each charged with one count of unlawful presence contrary to section…