Opposition concerned over termination

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is concerned that the recent sacking of the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Mines & Energy, Jeffrey Kauha is linked to the issuance of an export license to a foreign company, BT Mega Bingtang Borneo Ltd. The Opposition Group says recent revelations made by Mr Kauha that his sacking was orchestrated…

QBE supports sick dad

QBE Insurance Company has stepped in to support the diabetic father who has been struggling to support his six children by donating $3000 in cash. The assistance was rendered to the father on Wednesday in the presence of two of his children. The insurance firm based at Panatina Plaza in Honiara was touched by the…

Chief calls for job creation

Burnscreek Paramount Chief Peter Usi has called on the Government to speed up development on Malaita province. Speaking to this paper on Wednesday Mr Usi said, he is wondering why it takes so long for the previous governments and the current one to develop Suafa Bay and Bina Harbour project on Malaita. He said, the…

Ota’au: Gov’t recognises the work of CSOs

The Government recognises Civil Society Organizations (CSO) as key development actors in their own right, says the Under Secretary (US) of the Ministry of Home Affairs Irofiau Freddie Ota’au. Mr Ota’au highlighted this when presenting his keynote address during the official launching of the CSO open day at the National Art Gallery grounds on Tuesday.…

PM reassures fight on corruption

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has reassured people of Solomon Islands that his government is fully committed to seriously looking into fighting corruption head-on. Highlighting the introduction of a legislation to establish Solomon Islands Independent Commission against Corruption (SIICAC) as a way forward. PM Sogavare told Permanent Secretaries, Head of Integrity Institutions, experts and other government…

Govt prioritises new electoral legislation

The Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government is committed to upholding the principles of universal suffrage and desires to introduce an election system which encourages active participation by the people in the governance of their own affairs before the 2018 national general election. Prime Minister Sogavare said these remarks when he opened a seminar titled…

Singapore trip dubbed ‘worthwhile’

The recent visit by a high level delegation to Singapore recently has described the trip as ‘very worthwhile.’ The purpose of the trip by the Government delegation was to learn about the comprehensive reforms being undertaken at the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Upon the delegation’s arrival back in Honiara on Monday, the Minister for…

ECM hears progress of RSIPF

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has made considerable progress in the performance, skills development and accountability, the Enhanced Consultative Mechanism (ECM) heard yesterday. ECM was established to monitor the performance of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI). The one-day 11th ECM Meeting held in Honiara was attended by senior officials representing…

Parliament Reaches West Guadalcanal Rural Schools

The Parliamentary Civic Department has successfully completed its education outreach program for schools in West Guadalcanal from 19th to 21st May 2015. The program stemmed out from the fourth Parliamentary Strategic objective which is to develop the education and outreach work of Parliament and the representative role of Members of Parliament (MPs). Presentations were based…