Parents want result out

A GROUP of concern parents have expressed concern over the delay in releasing this year’s school results. The parents told the Auki Star office, they cannot wait any longer because the academic year’s commencement is looming. “We need time to prepare financially. Unless we are sure of our children’s results, we cannot pay school required…

Fr Beu asked to give way

Temotuan’s in Lata and Honiara are kindly asking the acting premier Fr Brown Beu to allow a new person to lead the province this round. A number of people spoken to expressed dislike with Fr Beu’s leadership style. One concern Temotuan said Fr Beu during his tenure spent a lot of time in Honiara rather…

Opposition welcomes Govt’s plan to establish ICAC

THE Parliamentary Opposition has welcomed and acknowledged the announcement made by the Prime Minister to establish an independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC). Leader of Opposition Jeremiah Manele in a statement on Monday said the Parliamentary Opposition Group fully supports the establishment of an ICAC. Mr Manele said for many years, undetected and unchecked corruption in…

PM defends Sore’s appointment

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has defended his decision to appoint the former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Mines Rence Sore to the position of Special Secretary to the Prime Minister. This followed disapproval expressed by the Office of the Leader of Opposition and Gold Ridge landowners over Mr Sore’s appointment, alleging that the appointee…

Sore is the best choice: PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says Rence Sore is his best choice for the Special Secretary to Prime Minister’s (SSPM) job. Mr Sogavare made the defence after the Opposition and Gold Ridge landowners alleged that Mr Sore is yet to be cleared as a suspect in the $18-Million Gold Ridge royalty payment scandal.  “He has the…

My plan for the city

Alfrence Inoga Fatai recently returned to city council politics to claim the mayor’s job. In his victory speech, he spoke of change as what is needed to make Honiara a better city for everyone to live.  “Let us introduce changes in all sectors – you want change, I want change, all of us want change,”…

Call to discuss city boundary

Member of Parliament for Central Honiara, Moffat Fugui says the issue of Honiara City boundary should be discussed thoroughly. He said this during the swearing in of the newly elected city councilors last week. Fugui said the issue of Honiara boundary is that, it cannot be extended further and for decades, Guadalcanal, as host of…