New AG sets priorities

SOLOMON Islands new Auditor General Peter Lokay has set his immediate priorities just a week after his formal appointment. Among his six top priority tasks is to ensure his office continues to contribute towards the Government’s current anti-corruption measures through releasing timely audit reports to make Government accounts transparent and to put forward recommendations on…

$10,000 reward for futsal players

THE Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) will reward the Kurukuru team who won the Oceania Futsal Championship with a cash prize of $10,000 for each players. This was announced by the Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga, Tuesday. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is full of praise for the National Futsal Squad for successfully defending…

Gov’t pledges building proper facility for futsal

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has today (yesterday) pledged the Government’s commitment to build a proper facility for Futsal Development in the country. Speaking at a lunch he hosted to welcome the National Futsal Team for winning this year’s Oceania Futsal Championship, Mr Sogavare said it is his Government’s desire to build proper sporting facilities including…

Kurukuru claim fifth Oceania title

Kurukuru have set their placement to represent the Oceania region in the upcoming FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia, South America. This came after the Elliot Ragomo captained side defeating Fiji 5-0 in their Final match on the 2016 Futsal Championship last weekend (Saturday) in Fiji. The young lads will be heading to Colombia to…

New high court judge sworn-in

A NEW High Court Judge was sworn-in at the Government House yesterday. Justice Emmanuel Kouhota was sworn-in as one of the latest puisne judges of the High Court of Solomon Islands. The ceremony was conducted by His Excellency the Governor-General Sir Frank Kabui in the presence of the Chief Justice, Sir Albert Palmer, Judges of…

12th FOPA festival 100 days away

AS Guam launches its 100 days countdown towards the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts (FOPA), Solomon Islands is again preparing itself to showcase its cultural richness and diversity when it attends the festival in May this year. February 12 (today) marks 100 days until the world gathers in Guam to witness the Pacific Island region’s…

Sogavare launches SI public sector baseline survey report

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has launched the Solomon Islands Public Sector Baseline Satisfactory Survey Report 2015 at the opening of a Permanent Secretaries Workshop in Honiara today. Funded by the Australian Government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and conducted by the Queensland University, the survey report had assessed customer satisfaction levels,…

SI reserves is one of Pacific’s strongest:IMF

SOLOMON Islands foreign currency reserves have risen to be one of the strongest in the Pacific Region, a visiting team from the International Monetary Fund told Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare. The team which came to Solomon Islands on a mission to review the country’s economic reform progress paid a courtesy call on the Prime…

HCC defaults refuse collection

HONIARA city council has been criticized for failing to collect refuse rubbish from a number of suburban residential areas within the city posing the threat of disease outbreak among residence. Complaints about the bad smelly stench from piles of uncollected refuse have blamed the Honiara City Council responsible authorities for failing to carry out an…

Parl launches “online booking” tours

THOSE wanting to visit the National Parliament of Solomon Islands are now relieved from the process of going through the traditional request letters to online booking systems. They will now make their bookings online from their computers through the Parliament website. As part of modernising Parliament, the Solomon Islands Parliament has embarked on a new…

Kick Nazar out: Opposition

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has reiterated its call for the Government to terminate any agreement with Nazar Group of Company forthwith. The Opposition repeated its call following fresh allegations made by a businessman Pawael Misiec warning the Government not to be fooled into working with con companies such as Nazar led by a controversial character…

Gov’t caucus discusses federalism

THE Government Caucus yesterday discussed the proposed federal system of government by comparing it with the present provincial government structure. The discussions were based on the contents of the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution and other working documents on the two different systems of government. The Policy Secretary for the Fundamental Reforms, in the Prime Minister’s…