Police recruits to start training

ABOUT 40 new police recruits will kick off their intensive police training next Monday. Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Frank Prendergast confirmed this during a press conference on Thursday. The newly recruited officers were selected from all the 9 provinces across the country. “We have got 40 new recruits that will…

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…