Day: October 13, 2017

Gov’t agrees to 3.5% COLA award to public officers

The government has approved a 3.5% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) award to all public servants in the country and will be backdated to 1st July 2017. General Secretary of Solomon Islands Public Employees Union Robert Au, pictured, told SBMOnline tonight that the award would be implemented as soon as soon as the Permanent Secretary of Public Service has given instructions to the Ministry of Finance and Treasury to start paying the COLA to all public officers. According to Au, over the years, awards such the COLA were submitted for consideration by the government. And for this, he added,...

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PM applauds returning officers, farewells new UN deployment team

The Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare commends the five members of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) who have returned from the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Darfur, Sudan. The five Police officers were the first in the RSIPF to be deployed to a United Nations Peacekeeping Mission. The Prime Minister made his remarks during a parade ceremony held today (Friday 13th October 2017) to officially welcome back the five officers and commission the RSIPF’s second deployment of other five officers to the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Darfur, Sudan. “I must say that I stand here as a Proud...

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Maneniaru is new Finance Minister, Rini reshuffled to Fisheries

Two New Ministers took their oath of office and oath of allegiance before the Governor General His Excellency Sir Frank Kabui at the Government House this afternoon (Friday 13th October 2017). The Ministers who are reshuffled are: John Maneniaru, as the Minister for the Ministry of Finance and Treasury; Snyder Rini, as the Minister for the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources. According to the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, this reshuffle is a continuation of the implementation strategy of the DCC Government following the DCCG’s reprioritisation of its policy. The Prime Minister effected the proposed reshuffle after conducting consultations...

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