Gov’t extends contracts of PSs

THE Sogavare led government has extended the contracts of the 24 permanent secretaries until March this year, insiders have revealed. Their contracts should have lapsed on 31 December 32014. However, insiders said the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) wanted to extend their contracts to allow its preferred choices of PSs to familiarise themselves with new…

Girl died from stab wounds

A GIRL died at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara on New Year’s Day after her brother in-law allegedly stabbed her with a sharp knife. Police confirmed the girl, from Isabel Province, died from multiple knife wounds to her thighs and shoulder a day after the New Year’s Eve attack in the Tenaru area, east…

New mayor promises change

NEWLY-ELECTED city mayor Alfrence Inoga Fatai has promised “change” for Honiara as be assumed responsibility yesterday. But he acknowledged change can only be achieved through cooperation. “Let us make changes in the sectors, you want change, I want change; all of us want change,” he said during his victory speech. Mr Fatai said change has…

Tovosia, Veke deny charges

EAST Guadalcanal Member of Parliament Bradley Tovosia and former Guadalcanal premier Anthony Veke yesterday denied the allegations made against them. Tovosia entered not guilty pleas to one count of abuse of office and 13 counts of demanding with menaces while Veke pleaded not guilty to one count of abuse of office and one count of…

Guadalcanal premier thanks PM

NEWLY-ELECTED Guadalcanal premier Bartholomew Vavanga has thanked Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his family for their visit to the Good Samaritan Hospital, as part of celebrating their Christmas. Mr Vavanga said although their visit was a surprise to his people, he was sincerely thankful to Mr Sogavare, his wife Emmie and their family, for their…