Ika is new SINTA president

Solomon Islands National Teachers’ Association (SINTA) has a new president. He is Philip Silas Ika, who was elected last week.  Ika was elected during SINTA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Prior to his election, he was SINTA’s vice-president. Hailed from east Kwaio in Malaita, Ika is a teacher at Mbua Valley Community High School in Honiara.…

Ramohia defends comments

Malaita premier Peter Ramohia has defended his comments made on the slow implementation of national projects in the province. This followed accusations certain Malaitans levelled at him over the comments he made in the media. Certain Malaitan groups said Ramohia’s comments were misleading and did not help with the national government’s plans to implement projects…

Committee meets on way forward

The Honiara Public-Private Cooperation Committee has met on progresses of the working groups to ensure Honiara is kept clean with conducive environment. The committee is setup under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) funded LEAF project. It comprised of representatives from various stakeholders, including the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau and the Honiara City Council. City…

Group defends actions

Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has defended its involvement in local politics. The group’s secretary and legal adviser Charles Ashley said there’s no law stopping them from involving or commenting on political issues. “Politics is everybody’s concern and nobody has the right to shut out others from involving in political matters,” Ashley said. He was responding…

ACE educators’ conference successful

MORE than a hundred teachers from Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) schools in the country have been awarded with certificates after completing a two-day Solomon Islands ACE Educators’ conference last Friday. The conference was held and facilitated by Slabbert Pretorius and Mrs Anna Marie Pretorius at the Harvest Academy, Henderson area, East Honiara. The conference was…