Gov’t remains united on Anti-Corruption Bill

THE DEMOCRATIC Coalition for Change (DCC) government remains united in its plan to adopt the Anti Corruption Bill. Special Secretary to Prime Minister, Andrew Muaki said reports of a division within the government were fabricated. Mr Muaki earlier said the Anti-Corruption Bill 2016 reflects Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government signature policy to address incidents…

SIPA is doing us favour: Ashley

WHEN an indigenous Solomon Islander pays for a packet of instant noodle for $2 instead of $3, SIPA ensures a dollar is saved by a local Solomon Islander. Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) legal advisor Charles Ashley said the SIPA reform was for the good of a local and a pain to a foreign businessman.…

New Archbishop enthroned

Thousands gathered at the Provincial Cathedral of Saint Barnabas on Sunday morning to witness the installation and enthronement of the new Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia the Most Reverend George Takeli. Archbishop Takeli, from Ulawa in Makira Province is the sixth Archbishop of Melanesia and Bishop of the Diocese of Central Melanesia. Speaking…

Moves to oust PM

THE current ruling Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government is said to be going through a turbulence period following claims of mounting pressure to have the Prime Minister removed. The move is set to go ahead if nothing is being done immediately by Manasseh Sogavare to solve the ongoing controversial issues surrounding the Solomon Islands…

Govt ceases deal with Skyline Group

THE Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Solomon Islands Government and the Skyline Investment Group of Companies which was sealed on 7 August 2015 has now been cancelled. Special Secretary to the Prime Minister (SSPM) Andrew Muaki said the MOU was terminated this week. The news was already communicated to the Director of Skyline Investment…

Malaita submits resolutions to PM

MALAITA provincial government has presented a number of resolutions to the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) last week. The list of resolutions was handed over to the Think Tank group which met with the Malaita Premier and executive. In an interview with the Malaita premier Peter channel Ramohia said seeing that all the major projects in…

Australia supports affordable housing

AUSTRALIA is supporting the development of affordable residential property in Honiara through the placement of a newly-arrived Australian Business Volunteer. Roseline Deleu, Market Analysis Expert and Home Designer, will work with Solomon Islands Home Finance Limited (SIHFL) over the next three months to assist the organisation to meet its main objective of developing affordable residential…

Domestic violence, a serious concern

MINISTRY of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs permanent secretary, Ethel Sigamanu says domestic violence is no longer a private family matter. This came after Parliament passed the Family Protection Act on 27th August 2014, which was gazetted on 14th March 2016. Speaking to the media yesterday in Honiara, Sigamanu said the commencement of the…