Extension of contracts clarified

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has clarified doubts and confusions surrounding the contracts of Permanent Secretaries. This was done when they appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing recently. A spokesman said currently nine PS positions were vacant since 10th December 2014. “These posts were extended to 1st of April, 2015 to give time…

Hou questions PEC membership

Member of Parliament (MP) for South Malaita Rick Hou has questioned the independency of the chairman for Parliamentary Entitlement Commission (PEC) and Minister for Finance as PEC members saying its a conflict of interest when they try to make any decision. This was raised during the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing of the Prime Minister’s…

Salt fish sales still on

A NUMBER of fish vendors are still selling the salt fish at the Central Market despite a ban being imposed by the market management and the Honiara City Council. The ban which restricts vendors from selling salt fish at the market was agreed upon this week following a meeting. Market Master Saxson Ofata early this…

USP utilises new classrooms

THE University of the South Pacific, Solomon Islands (USPSI) campus is now using its newly completed classroom complex in Chinatown to host its daily tutorial and lectures. The new classroom building is located just opposite the Coronation Christian School at Chinatown and is owned by a Chinese businessman. The new location was necessary following last…

SIEA meets Fiu River landowners

SOLOMON Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) top officials have met this week to discuss the proposed Fiu River hydro project. Pradip Verma, Chief Executive Officer of SIEA, met the Task Force of the Customary Landowners on Tuesday. The meeting was facilitated by the Provincial Government in Auki and Honourable Peter Ramohia (Premier), Honourable AlickMaeaba (Deputy Premier),…