COUNCIL SHAKE-UP

Mayor axes, reshuffles councillors THINGS are looking shaky at the Honiara City Council. Monday this week, city mayor Andrew Mua terminated three of his committee chairmen after learning of a plan coup against his leadership. Sacked are: 1.     Greg Malefo of Vuhokesa Ward and chairman of Youth Sports and Women Committee. 2.     Eric Tema of…

Mid year break starts

MOST schools around the country are kicking off their mid year academic break as of this week. Some schools completed their exams last week and went into break thereafter. Only few remaining schools have completed their exams this week. The 2017 mid year break will run for about four weeks and most schools will resume…

SIGIMANU MOVED

Female PS reassigned under controversial circumstances A PROMINENT permanent secretary has been reassigned to another government ministry under highly controversial circumstances. Ethel Sigimanu is now the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs after she was removed from the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA). “….yes, I was reassigned…

WHERE’S OUR ALLOWANCE?

Students confront ministry as gov’t poor cash flow persists GOVERNMENT sponsored students at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) yesterday confronted the Ministry of Education Human Resource Development (MEHRD) about their delayed allowances. Hundreds of frustrated students fronted the National Training Unit (NTU) office at Tongs building, Point Cruz, to seek answers. “We want urgent…

Peace forum set to kick off

THE two day National Dialogue on Sustaining Peace and Stability in Solomon Islands is set to kick off in Honiara, Monday. It will end on Tuesday. Mr Sogavare will play host to the event which is a collaborative effort by the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace and Ministry of Women,…