New ADB head takes office

JAPANESE Masatsugu Asakawa assumed office as the 10th President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday. “I am honoured to assume the role of ADB President and to begin working in close cooperation with our 68 member countries,” Asakawa said. “ADB has been a trusted partner of the region for more than half a…

M4D condemns sale of expiry goods 

MALAITA for Democracy (M4D) has condemned the sale of expiry goods at shops in Auki. The civil society group made this statement in a press release after it learned that few Chinese shops in Auki have been selling expiry goods. Early this month, Malaita province security officials confiscated expired rice from Low Price Enterprise shop…

Wale dismayed at zero allocation for judiciary

OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale says he supports the Chief Justice’s disappointment and further calls on the Government to invest more in the Judiciary. The statement was made after the Chief Justice, Sir Albert Palmer publicly expressed his disappointment on the zero allocation to the Judiciary in the Government’s 2020 development budget, in his speech in…

SCHOOL RESULTS RELEASED

RESULTS of the 2019 secondary school forms 3 and 5 has been released and can be accessed on the website of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources. Education minister Moffat Fugui and his Permanent Secretary Dr Franco Rodie signed off the results on Tuesday. Fugui said according to a report compiled on the results,…

Parents query school results

PARENTS and students described the way the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MERD) handled the school result this year as pathetic. Parents, guardians and students lined up very early in the morning hoping to get themselves copies of the papers to see the results. A parent questioned the decision not to publish the…

PM welcomes new NZ envoy to SI

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has welcomed the newly appointed New Zealand High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Georgina Roberts. In a brief meeting at the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet yesterday, Roberts delivered her introductions to the Prime Minister in Te Reo Maori. “Me mihi atu au ki a koe, e te Pirimia, ki…