Gov’t extends contracts of PSs

THE Sogavare led government has extended the contracts of the 24 permanent secretaries until March this year, insiders have revealed. Their contracts should have lapsed on 31 December 32014. However, insiders said the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) wanted to extend their contracts to allow its preferred choices of PSs to familiarise themselves with new…

Malaita to elect premier this week

MALAITA Province will elect its new premier this week. That was according to the province’s legal adviser Hendry Kala. MR Kala said the newly elected Assembly will commence its first sitting Monday.  “The purpose of the first meeting is for all MPA members to attend and discuss the election of the speaker and the premier,”…

Girl died from stab wounds

A GIRL died at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara on New Year’s Day after her brother in-law allegedly stabbed her with a sharp knife. Police confirmed the girl, from Isabel Province, died from multiple knife wounds to her thighs and shoulder a day after the New Year’s Eve attack in the Tenaru area, east…

Gov’t rejects Bingtang bid

APID gets the nod AN Indonesian mining firm eyeing the rich bauxite deposits on Rennell has had its prospecting licence cancelled. Minister for Mines Samson Maneka informed PT Mega Bingtang Borneo Ltd of the decision in a letter dated 23 December 2014. At the same time, the Ministry of Mines has granted Asia Pacific Investment…

New mayor promises change

NEWLY-ELECTED city mayor Alfrence Inoga Fatai has promised “change” for Honiara as be assumed responsibility yesterday. But he acknowledged change can only be achieved through cooperation. “Let us make changes in the sectors, you want change, I want change; all of us want change,” he said during his victory speech. Mr Fatai said change has…