DCC urge to start with cannery

MALAITA Premier Peter Ramohia is calling on the Democratic Coalition for Change government (DCCG) to start with the Suafa cannery before implementing any other projects on Malaita this year. His call came following assurances by the DCC government to implement national projects earmarked by the last government in the province. While thanking the Sogavare led…

APSS form six results praised

PRINCIPAL of Aligegeo provincial scondary school (APSS) Robert Lafisi on Tuesday congratulated his form six students for a very good performance last year. The high performance has seen 16 students made it through to form seven this year compared to the previous years. He described the result as a breakthrough for the school since the…

Makira to host banana festival

THE Makira Ulawa Province will be hosting its annual Makira Banana Festival celebration in Kirakira, Makira Province in June. Preparation for the event has already kicked off according to the organizing chairman of the Banana Festival Noel Mamau on Tuesday. He said, this year’s festival will be bigger than the inaugural festival last year. Mr.…

PAP renders full support for PM

The People’s Alliance Party (PAP) says it renders its full support for the Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare and his Democratic Coalition for Change Government. The party discussed its official stand in its first meeting this year at the weekend in Honiara after the formation of the Sogavare-led DCC Government on December 19. And its official…

Local students undergo orientation

Hundreds of Solomon Islands first year students took part in University of the South Pacific(USP) weeklong orientation at Laucala campus on Monday in Fiji. Solomon Islands sponsored students who have arrived early in Fiji on charter flights attended event along with other regional first year students. The orientation week was designed to provide new students…

DCC keen to invest in forestry sector

The present unsustainable harvesting of the country’s forest resources and the high rate of illegal logging activities necessitate a timely decision by the DCC Government to impose a moratorium on new registration and applications for logging business activities in Solomon Islands. A statement issued through the Government Communication Unit said, the Cabinet has reached this…

Lack of inforhinders development

Lack of available information regarding rural investments is a hindrance to assessing development results and planning of future investments at the sub-national levels. This was the finding of a recent World Bank report undertaken throughout the country that aimed to assist policy makers, program sponsors and implementers to make informed decisions. The study which looks…

Robust accountability and transparency measures needed for all funding programs

A  robust set of accountability and transparency measures for all funding programs including the Rural Constituency Livelihood Fund(RCLF) and all Constituency Development Funds(CDFs) is highly needed. The lack of information and accountability in all forms of funding programs has stokes concern and criticism nationwide of waste, fraud and corruption in the manner in which funds…

TPG passes budget

Temotu Provincial Government (TPG) passes its supplementary budget 2014/2015 last month. Temotu premier Buddley Soakifono told this paper in an interview from Lata. He said, the budget stands at $1,020,000.00.Top of their agenda meeting last month was to pass the provincial supplementary budget. The recurrent expenditure are office of the premier, $140,000.00, provincial assembly $49,700.00,…