Temotu man wants trade issue sorted

A concerned man from Temotu Province is calling for the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government to prioritize trade between Temotu and Vanuatu as part of its effort to boost economic development in the rural areas. Mark Temapi from Reef Island raised his concern to the media last week claiming he is speaking on behalf…

Minimum wage scrutinized at PAC

Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Makira Nestor Ghiro has raised the alarm on the long persisting minimum wage rate during the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing into the 2015 budget for the Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour & Immigration (MCILI). Speaking during the question session of the PAC meeting, Ghrio asked the question of…

April flood victims mark occasion

Families who have lost their loved ones during the April flash flood in Honiara last year organised a commemoration service last Sunday to remember those who were died. The remembrance ceremony was took place at the Saint Baptism Church at April Valley in East Honiara. An Anglican Priest officiated at the solemn occasion. Clera Waisiwa…

Garu charged with office misconduct

Member of Parliament (MP) for West Guadalcanal and former Minister of Mines and Energy, Moses Garu is the latest MP to be charged for misconduct in office. According to the national broadcaster, SIBC, the Leadership Code Commission (LCC) formally charged him last Thursday. Chair of the Leadership Code Commission (LCC) Francis Luza said the charge…

Dovele community celebrates Easter

HONIARA based Dovele community of North Vella La Vella, Western provinces celebrated Easter in style on Sunday as part of raising much needed funds to support a health centre in their area. The one day event featured a number of games, race, fun games and sales of food. Chairman of the program Conrad Rore said,…

Thousands join Easter fun run

THOUSANDS of people living in Honiara concluded their Easter celebration with muscle flexing when they hit the road for the annual Easter fun run, Monday morning. The annual Easter Monday occasion attracted children, youths, women, leaders, expats, locals, visiting friends and families, all dressed in their respective uniforms to participate. The route started at Lawson…

Rini to unveil big budget

RURAL Development and Infrastructure are to be the prized items in the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government’s 2015 Budget this year. Finance and Treasury Minister, Snyder Rini, will bring down the $4.1 billion budget, the nation’s historic budget, when the 10th Parliament resumes later this morning. Dubbed the People’s Budget, the DCC Government, led…

Pre-trial date fixed for Tovosia, Veke

A PRE-TRIAL conference will be held on 24 April on the case of the Member of Parliament for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia and former Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke. The pre-trial date was fixed yesterday after Tovosia and Veke entered not guilty pleas to the amended charges of abuse of office and attempted abuse of office…