NEW EDUCATION BILL AFTER 40 YEARS

The Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, MEHRD, is anticipating a new Education Bill to go before Parliament this year 2021.  This is historic as the current Education Act has been the law for over 40 years. The National Education Board, NEB, has considered and provided advice on matters relating to the draft Education…

Fanega, SINU’s new Pro Vice-Chancellor

A former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury, Shadrach Fanega is the new Pro-Vice-Chancellor (PVC) of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). Mr. Fanega replaced the late John Usuramo who held the position at the time of his passing last year. Mr. Fanega’s appointment has drawn criticisms from members of the public,…

PM opens BRED’s  branch

BRED Bank Solomons has been commended for demonstrating trust and confidence in the country.   Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, made the remarks while opening the bank’s newest branch in Honiara yesterday morning. The first fully-fledged BRED Bank branch is located at Commonwealth Street, Point Cruz in the heart of Honiara.  Speaking on behalf of the Solomon…

PAY CUT

Teachers call for investigation into salary stoppage     MORE than 500 teachers whose salaries were terminated without explanation are demanding an immediate investigation into why the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development [MEHRD] took such action without forewarning. One of the 574 teachers who were affected told Solomon Star yesterday their salaries were…

Vunagi calls for youth empowerment

THE Governor-General of Solomon Islands Sir David Vunagi says the country must be vigilant about the increase of its population in the absence of capacity. In his New Year’s speech, Vunagi said that with the recent national population now stands at 721,455 according to the 2019 National Population and Household Census results, youth itself makes…

ADVANCED TEAM IN BEIJING 

For opening of new embassy AN advanced team to prepare for the opening of Solomon Islands Embassy in China has arrived in Beijing, ahead of the arrival of Ambassador-designate, John Moffat Fugui. It is still unclear when the Embassy in Beijing would be officially opened. But the appointment of Theresia Chanel – the lone junior…

Scout for top swimmers

THE Solomon Islands Swimming Federation (SISF) will return to the Telina, Marovo Lagoon in the Western Province to scout for top swimmers with impressive swim timings. This was revealed by swimming coach Stance Belo. Last year SISF organized its first-ever swimming competition in Marovo Lagoon. A total of 18 participants took part in the two…

TSL set to resume

Matches to kick off this weekend THE country’s premier football club competition, Telekom S-League 2020/2021 season will resume this weekend at the country’s national stadium Lawson Tama. This was confirmed by the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF). A statement from SIFF confirmed that matches will resume despite the ongoing lease stand-off between the Solomon Islands…