Heartless attack

Mum struck with timber, left paralysed A WOMAN is unable to walk after her partner allegedly struck her with a timber at her back following an argument over the weekend in Ulawa Island, Makira Province. Reports reaching the paper said, the incident occurred on Saturday at Rehia village. The impact of the hit was said…

Govt works on three projects

Permanent Secretary (PS) for Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration (MCILI) Hence Vaekesa has told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting last week that his Ministry is currently working on three major projects. These projects are Suafa cannery, Bina Habour Industrial Seaport project and Noro industrial site. Speaking before the PAC committee members, Vaekesa…

Query on employment data

The Commissioner of Labour (COL) Josiah Manehia assures the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that his division will work on establishing an employment data, to identify number of people formally employed in the country. This came after PAC members were told there was no  any data of employment population in the country. PAC members said, having…

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,…