POOR MANAGEMENT

… Leads to ethnic turmoil many years ago THE recent ethnic crisis is the result of poor management in our country’s affairs says Anglican Church of Melanesia Archbishop George Takeli. In his sermon during the RAMSI Thanks-giving Service at Maranatha Hall, East Honiara yesterday, Archbishop Takeli said poor management in this country is an immoral…

Thanks-giving Service

Speech by RAMSI Special Coordinator Quinton DevlinMaranatha Hall, East HoniaraSunday 25 June 2017 I stand here, on behalf of the thousands of women and men that came from 15 nations across the Pacific over the last 14 years fo helpem fren; to help a friend in need; to end the violence; to stabilise the country…

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…

Weeklong SOSA celebration underway

THE weeklong event to mark Selwyn College’s 46th anniversary has kicked off yesterday with a march parade by former and current students. The parade by members of Selwyn Old Scholars Association (SOSA) was supported by the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). The main event to kick off the event was staged at Lawson Tama.…

Two wards in Isabel welcomes leader

Havulei and Kia wards of Isabel Province have recently played host to their Member of Parliament and Leader of the Opposition Group, Honorable Jeremiah Manele. Mr Manele and his wife madam Jocelyn Manele have visited the Havulei and Kia wards from the 5th to 10th June 2017, the previous week. The Opposition Leader’s visit was…