PS reminds CPA executive of responsibilities

Central Islands Provincial executive members were being reminded of their responsibilities of ensuring the implementation of developments and delivering of services to people. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening Stanley D Pirione made the reminder during the swearing in of members on Friday. “Your responsibilities as leaders are to make sure services…

Heavy downpour alerts people

THE heavy downpour in the past few days has already irked some residents and has put many in preparatory modes. There were no reports of severe flooding but the weather office have forecasted that rain will continue. Residents of Independence Valley, West Honiara were already put to work by the flooding drains that inundated some…

Council to reinforce seven metres bylaw

Business and property owners within the city are expected to live up to the re-introduced seven metres bylaw to be re-enforced by the Honiara City Council soon. This bylaw will require property owners and business occupants to take responsibility in cleaning up and looking after up to seven metres of their surroundings. This has been…

Suibaea congratulates successor

Former Malaita premier Edwin Suibaea has congratulated his successor Peter Channel Ramohia and encouraged him to work hard to move the province forward. Suibaea was premier from 2010 to 2014. He lost his seat in last month’s election to newcomer Glen Waneta. Speaking from his hometown of Malu’u, Suibaea said he was happy for Ramohia…

Is she still the clerk?

Questions raised over Sanga’s status QUESTIONS have been raised about former Clerk to National Parliament Taeasi Sanga still performing duties in parliament despite already resigning her job. Mrs Sanga resigned last month to contest the Speaker’s election, which she lost to government candidate Ajilon Nasiu. But concerned parliament insiders say after the speaker’s election, Mrs…

Malaita’s new man in charge

PETER Channel Ramohia is the new premier of Malaita Province. He was elected ahead of his only rival Rev. Michael Maeliau – polling 20 votes to Rev. Maelua’s 12 in the 32-seat Provincial Assembly. In his victory speech, Mr Ramohia thanked his colleagues who supported him for the new job and for putting their trust…

Temotu MPs urged to work together

AN academic has called on the three MPs from Temotu Province to work together and address pressing development issues in the province. University of South Pacific lecturer Dr Jack Maebuta made the call on Friday. The three Temotu MPs are Commins Mewa (Temotu Nende), Freda Tuki Soria (Temotu Vatud) and Duddley Kopu (Temotu Pele). They…

Student charter flight dates proposed

THE first chartered flight to Fiji to drop of students will leave on January 27. The final one will be on February 4. These were revealed by the National Training Unit (NTU) director Clement Tito, during a conference with students yesterday. Mr Tito said that he has received advice from Solomon Airlines that the first…

City law enforcers assured of support

CITY mayor Alfrence Fatai yesterday met with the Honiara City Council’s Law Enforcement Division. This is to familiarise himself and to share with them some of the issues that need to be addressed. “I don’t expect such a respect you have shown today and want to thank all of you,” Mr Fatai told the officers.…