Permanent Secretaries urged to lead in reform

The Secretary to Cabinet, Mr James Remobatu has urged Permanent Secretaries (PS) that they must lead the financial reforms within their ministries. Addressing Permanent Secretaries in a Financial Management Workshop in Honiara on Monday, Mr Remobatu said there is a balance that Permanent Secretaries must strike in the delivery of their outputs and their accountability…

Youth for Change launching

The Solomon Islands Youth for Change Team will be launching the Youth Mainstreaming as National Goal Campaign today at Ashley Street, Point Cruz from 12:00-13:00pm. The event will also be promoting free and fair general election 2014, crime free general election 2014 and the launching of the Solomon Islands Youth for Change Team East Honiara…

SICCI facilitates business training

The Pacific Business Mentoring Programme (PBMP) trainers have returned to Honiara for a 4-days long training to existing and new clients. The training started on Monday at Heritage Park Hotel that saw 19 small and medium size businesses from the agriculture, tourism, professional services, events management, floral arts and manufacturing sectors undertaking this business training.…

SINU environmental students to Bizi river

More than seventy Solomon Islands National University (SINU) environmental science students from the School of Natural Resources and Applied Science (SNRAS), took a ten hour biodiversity field trip along the Bizi River at Vatukoula village in the West side of Honiara last week. The practical provided an opportunity for student’s to apply the knowledge and…

Arupa airport to open on December

The Papua New Guinea Prime Minister ,Peter O’Neill,  will open the Arupa international airport in Bougainville in December. Regional events and protocol officer of Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG), Joe Maineke confirmed this to the Solomon Star last Friday at Madang airport. He said the establishment of the airport will boost the tourism industry in Bougainville…

Governor pleased with recent IMF meet

CENTRAL Bank Governor, Denton Rarawa says he was pleased with the outcome of the recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) annual meeting he attended early this month. Mr Rarawa said as part of the Solomon Islands delegation to the meetings, he was pleased with the outcome. “In my view the meeting has been very successful. We…

Why PEC reduces terminal grant

The Parliamentary Entitlements Commission (PEC) has elaborated on its decision to reduce the $400,000 terminal grant for 50 members of the now dissolved Ninth Parliament. Members of the Commission decided to reduce the terminal grant to $200,000 because of the following reasons. The recommended $400,000 could impact heavily on the national economy and the government’s…

SIPRA to contest 20 constituencies

CARETAKER Prime Minister’s Party has announced their group will contest twenty constituencies in the upcoming general elections. Called the Solomon Islands Party for Rural Advancement (SIPRA), Party leader Gordon Darcy Lilo said he was proud to make the announcement. He said SIPRA will contest the following constituencies; Central Kwara’ae, Central Honiara, North New Georgia, South…