DOLPHIN CAGING

Operator identified A DOLPHIN captive centre police raided at Mbungana, Central Province, last Saturday was operated by the country’s only qualified veterinary Dr Baddeley Anita. Central Province premier Patrick Vasuni confirmed this to the Solomon Star. “…yes the province has granted Dr Anita a licence to keep dolphins at Mbungana,” MrVasuni said. “But this is…

Scholarship deal under review

The Ministry of Education is currently reviewing itsSolomon Islands Government scholarship program (SIG). The review is expected to come in effect as of next year, 2017. Ministry of Education Communication officer, Selu Maezama revealed this yesterday. He said that the review is to improve the scholarship program. “We are working towards the 2017 budget.The outcome…

Absence of PSs irk opposition leader

THE Parliament Opposition group leader Jeremiah Manele yesterday urged the government to ensure permanent secretaries turn up for the Bills hearings in Parliament. “The Bills and Legislation Committee had to postpone hearings because PSs failed turn up,” Mr Manele told Parliament. He said PSs should be committed in order to complete the amount of outstanding…

Party development program launched

REGISTERED political parties have just completed the first training workshop session of the Political Party Development Program on Friday 28 October 2016. The program is part of the Political Parties Commission’s core functions under the Political Parties Integrity Act passed by Parliament in 2014. “The workshop is the first of its kind ever held for…

NEW TWIST

Mixed results from pageant show under criticism THE latest twist of the result for the Miss Solomon Islands Pageant 2016 has come under heavy criticism by members of the public over the past few days. This came following the announcement of two dissimilar results which the organisers have announced on early Sunday morning during the…