Donors support NCRA with Political Parties Integrity Bill

The National Coalition for Rural Advancement Government has acknowledged the donors’ help in getting Parliament to finish the Political Parties Integrity Bill in time for the 2014 general elections. The Government’s news magazine, The Nation reports without the general support of Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and the European Union, Parliament would not have completed…

Kelly clears stand on new post

The Clerk to the Honiara City Council (HCC) Charles Kelly says he will remain with the council as his newly announced posts overseas are only voluntary. Mr Kelly who is president of the Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA) has been elected into the regional executive committee for East and South East Asia and the…

Airline pilot laments leadership styles of fallen politicians

A Solomon Islands pilot, Captain Francis Wilikai has lamented the leadership styles of fallen politicians including two late prime ministers. Captain Wilikai who flies the Pacific Air Express, a cargo carrier between Honiara, Port Moresby and Australia laments the leadership of late Prime Ministers, Solomon Mamaloni and Bartholomew Ulufa’alu because they cared more for the…

Limited police re-armament is RAMSI PPF Drawdown Plan

Special Coordinator of Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI), Justine Braithwaite says the limited re-introduction of lethal firearms into the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force is among the major activities in the RAMSI PPF Drawdown Strategy for 2013 – 2017. She said last week the Solomon Islands Government, the RSIPF and RAMSI signed the…

Teachers undergo literature training

A three day literacy training held at the national library in Honiara ended successfully yesterday. About 20 participants from different schools around Honiara city attended the workshop. The ministry of education and human resource development funded the training with the sum of $22, 901. Speaking to the paper director of national library Margaret Talasasa explained…

MMR reiterated calls to appoint a new police chief

The civil society group Maliata Ma’sina Forum (MMF) has reiterated calls to the Prime Minister to quickly announce and fill the post of new police commissioner. The call came following months of wait for the Prime Minister to announce the new police commissioner. A reliable source has told this paper more than five weeks ago…

PAP to hold national convention

The People’s Alliance Party (PAP) will hold its national convention in Honiara this Saturday, July 19. Party President, Sir Nathaniel Waena said the national convention will draw all members in Honiara and those from the provinces. He said it is an important event for the People’s Alliance Party because the national convention will elect members…

City Clerk explains new post volunteering

The Clerk to the Honiara City Council Charles Kelly says he will remain with the council as his newly announced posts overseas are only voluntary. Mr Kelly who is President of the Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association has been elected into the Regional Executive Committee for East and South East Asia and the Pacific in…

PAP calls on all political parties to register

The People’s Alliance Party is calling on political parties and other political groupings that intend to contest the 2014 General Elections to register as required under the newly passed Political Parties Integrity Act. The Party’s Secretary General, Edward Kingmele made the call to coincide with Solomon Islands celebrating its 36 years of independence today. He…

Party calls for member support

The People’s Alliance Party (PAP) is calling on its members to show their support. The party president, Sir Nathaniel Waena makes the call ahead of the registration of political parties as stipulated under the newly passed Political Party Integrity Act. The registration of political parties will begin in August, but the government is yet to…