Hou: Divert NDF to PCDF

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Small Malaita has proposed that the controversial National Development Fund (NDF) be pumped into the Provincial Capacity Development Fund (PCDF) as of next year to help develop the rural communities. Speaking yesterday on the floor of Parliament Rick Hou in his contribution to the Sine Die Motion said; “I proposed…

Malaita to cancel shipping licenses

SHIPS that recently called off their services to Malaita Province will have their business licenses canceled for failing to provide reliable shipping services to the people of Malaita. For the past three weeks, traveling passengers between Honiara and Auki have experienced difficulties due to the fact that some ships called off their services. Shipping services…

ECONOMY TO HIT HARD

The Minister of Finance and Treasury Harry D. Kuma (MP) says the adverse impacts of the recent riot and looting of business and destruction of properties represent the largest man-made economic shock that Solomon Islands has experienced since 2006. The Minister revealed this on Tuesday when contributing to the Motion of Sine Die in Parliament,…

Calls to strengthen revenue base

PREMIER of Western Province Christian Mesepitu has called onto the private sector development and local entrepreneurship to widen its revenue base. Premier Christian Mesepitu highlighted this key point last Monday during Western Province Assembly passes the budget as he outlined his five key strategic areas for implementation in his administration. One of his key strategic…