Sikua responds to Maelanga’s clarification

The Leader of the Independent Group in Parliament, Hon. Dr Derek Sikua yesterday responded to clarification by the Acting Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga’s on the MPs 2016 Scholarship Awards. In a statement he said, National Training Unit (NTU) has no authority to approve or decline additional scholarships requested by MPs or applications from any Solomon…

Sikua responds to Maelanga’s clarification

The Leader of the Independent Group in Parliament, Hon. Dr Derek Sikua yesterday responded to clarification by the Acting Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga’s on the MPs 2016 Scholarship Awards. In a statement he said, National Training Unit (NTU) has no authority to approve or decline additional scholarships requested by MPs or applications from any Solomon…

Huge loss

Sir Peter dies at 72 STATESMAN and the nation’s first prime minister Sir Peter Kenilorea died peacefully at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara late on Thursday, age 72. The government is expected to hold a state funeral next week in his honour. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, who is currently in Papua New Guinea, and…

Fighting breast cancer

Hospital steps up war against killer disease THE National Referral Hospital (NRH) has stepped up its fights against breast cancer, which is killing more and more women behind cervical cancer. Medical superintendent Dr Rooney Jagilly revealed this in light of revelations breast cancer is now the second highest killer of women. Cervical cancer is the…

Maelanga clarifies scholarships

ACTING Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga says the National Training Unit is the only authority that has the power to approve or decline additional scholarship requests by MPs besides the Cabinet’s approved quota of four scholarship opportunities for each constituency. The clarification was made in response to a media statement by the Leader of the Independent…

TOWER donates water tank to Selwyn College

LEADING Solomon islands insurance company, TOWER Insurance donated a much needed water tank to Selwyn College. The Anglican Church run secondary high school is situated on the outskirts of Honiara, about anhour’s drive along the western Highway. The school has contributed to producing many prominent and outstanding Solomon Islanders. TOWER Insurance was approached by the…

Tuvaruhu undergo training of trainers

ABOUT 14 people from Tuvaruhu Parish in Centra Honiara and St Michael in Tandai ward, Guadalcanal have successfully ended a Training of Trainers (TOT) last week. The training workshop was conducted by a local non-government organisation (NGO) called Solomon Islands Peace and Trauma Counselling Centre (SIPTCC). Rector of Tuvaruhu Parish Diocese of Central Melanesia Honiara…

Gov’t sacks 2 top shots

THE Government has sacked two of its most senior political appointees. Chief of Staff George Kuper and Policy Secretary, Sectoral Reform Productive Sector Dr Gabriel Titili were shown the exit door, Wednesday. Special Secretary to Prime Minister (SSPM) Andrew Muaki confirmed the sacking. But he refused to divulge reasons to the decision. He said the…

Former Parliament clerk dies

ONE of the long term serving women in the Solomon Islands national Parliament, Elizabeth Andresen was called to rest this week. Late Elizabeth Andresen served as the speaker, Deputy Speaker, clerk, deputy clerk to the parliament during the terms, 1993-1995, and 1997-2001. After she moved to South Pacific Oil (SPO) as a human resources manager…