PM urged to convene parliament

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is calling on the Prime Minister to do justice to this nation by calling Parliament immediately. In a statement yesterday, the Opposition Group challenged the Prime Minister to convene Parliament as soon as possible so that issues the Prime Minister promised to clarify in Parliament can be debated. “In light of…

Tovosia, Veke case set for Sept 8

A PRE-TRIAL conference will now be held on the case of the Member of Parliament for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia and former Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke. Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota yesterday set down September 8 for the pre-trial conference. This was after police prosecution advisor Andie Driu confirmed the High Court will no longer hear…

Public finance management Act discussed

A workshop on the Public Financial Management Act 2013 for chairmen and members of both the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and Public Expenditure Committee (PEC) was held on Wednesday. The Committee Secretariat of the National Parliament in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and Treasury hosted the workshop at the Paul Tovua Complex. This workshop…

Police deployed for war anniversary

POLICE are gearing up for the commemoration program marking World War II’s 73rd anniversary that will be held today in Honiara. Acting Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga said police will be deployed out to ensure the main road is freely accessed so that dignitaries are free to move around to attend this occasion. “This is a…

West to host next tourism meeting

WESTERN Provincial Government (WPG) will host next Council of Tourism Ministers Meeting next in Gizo, This was voted and agreed up during the final day of the meeting held at the Heritage Park Hotel, Thursday. Minister for Culture and Tourism (MCT) Bartholomew Parapolo who chaired the meeting accepted submission from all provincial tourism ministers to…

Call for implement plans base on report

PROVINCIAL Member for ward seven (7) and coordinator of the Malaita planning committee which hosted the recent Malaita Summit says leaders of the province must implement development plans and ideas highlighted in the summit report. Leslie Kwaiga highlighted this at a handing over ceremony of the report to the Malaita provincial government in Auki this…

Takwa primary school upgrade

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USPSI registration closes

STUDENTS who wish to take studies at the University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USPSI) Campus in Honiara have the last chance to register/enroll by Friday (today). This came after the University’s decision to extend its registration date until Friday 7th August. The one week extension is to permit late students to register for…

GPG, MPs meet to discuss issues

AS PART of pushing social and economic developments in Guadalcanal forward, eight Members of Parliament (MP) from the province and the Guadalcanal Provincial Government (GPG) have held two separate meetings. This was highlighted by Premier Bartholomew Vavanga on Monday during the celebration to mark Guadalcanal Province day. The event was held at Nguvia Catholic station…

‘Public-private sector partnership way forward’

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government strongly believes a public –private sector partnership is a way forward to boost tourism industry in the country. He highlighted this when speaking before the Council of Tourism Ministers meeting yesterday at the second day of the meeting held at Heritage Park Hotel. “My…