SINU AT CRISIS POINT

SINU on the verge of collapse as students, lecturers leave in drove   SENIOR lecturers and support staff have warned that the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) could close its doors by the end of next month unless the government intervenes. In an interview yesterday, the staff members who wish to remain unnamed told Solomon…

Premiers conference underway

PROVINCIAL premiers have been challenged to be united in the face of the prevailing socio-economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and to be firm. Speaking during the official opening of the Premiers Meeting at Heritage Park Hotel yesterday, Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) Rollen Seleso urged the the provincial leaders to…

New British High Commissioner to SI, Nauru

The UK Government, through its Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has announced the appointment of a new High Commissioner to Solomon Islands and the Republic of Nauru. He is Mr Thomas Edward Coward who has been appointed British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands and non-resident High Commissioner to the Republic of Nauru, a statement…

Tourism Solomon CEO dies

The close-knit Solomon Islands tourism industry is in mourning following the death of Tourism Solomons CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto who passed away in Suva, Fiji, on Tuesday, 21 September. Mr Tuamoto had recently returned to Fiji to be close to family while he recuperated following a recent bout of ill health. Announcing the sad news,…

POLITICAL SHAKE-UP HITS WEST

WESTERN Provincial Government (WPG) under the leadership of Premier David Gina is bracing for a leadership challenge after five of his executive ministers resigned on Tuesday. Their resignation came after he fired his Deputy and Minister of Finance and Treasury Christian Mesepitu and the Minister of Health John Wale over the weekend. Premier Gina then…

“BRING IT ON”

I am home to fix and defend Malaita and my people, says Premier Suidani   IN just a day since his arrival, Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani said he is back to defend his province and the interest of his people. Premier Suidani who arrived back in the country Friday afternoon after a long medical trip…

Maelanga refuses claims made by Wale

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for East Malaita, Manasseh Maelanga has rubbished claims by Opposition Leader Mathew Wale that the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) is working to overthrow the Suidani-led Malaita Provincial Government. Wale made the allegation on SIBC’s current affairs program yesterday, saying the DCGA is funding the resignation of…

FOREIGNERS WARNED

“Stay away from Ontong Java”   FOREIGNERS have been warned to stay away from Malaita Outer Islands (MOIs), especially during the current beche-de-mer harvesting season, with a warning that any foreigners found on the island would be man-handled. “Why do they go there only when the beche-de-mer season is open? Do they know that they…