No principal yet for Aligegeo

PARENTS and students of Aligegeo Provincial Secondary School have called on the Malaita Province Education Authority to prioritise the appointment of a new school principal. This comes after the delay by Malata provincial Education Authority in posting staff teachers to many schools in the province even though the school’s academic year for 2016 had already…

MP applauds gov’t

Member of Parliament for Small Malaita Constituency Rick Hou has commended the Democratic Coalition for Change Government for their continuing assistance to his constituency. Hou said he was pleased that through the Ministry of Rural Development, the Afio Economic Growth Centre project continues to feature in the government’s development plan and programmes. “This is the…

Sogavare congratulates new Vanuatu PM

PRIME Minister and Chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), Manasseh Sogavare has congratulated the newly-elected Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu, Charlot Salwai. In a congratulatory message to his Vanuatu counterpart, Mr Sogavare said:  “I write with great pleasure and gratitude to sincerely congratulate you on your election as the new Prime Minister…

Lands, worst rated ministry

THE Public Sector Satisfaction Survey found that the public have seen positive changes over the last 18 months in the area of Information Technology and political stability. It was also found that overall services have improved since the last Financial Year from: Justice Sector (73%), Electricity Authority or Solomon Power (68%), Ports Authority (67%), Ministry of…

ANZ launches mega campaign

ANZ Solomon Islands last Friday launched its mega campaign, joining other ANZ branches across the Pacific to give its customers the opportunity to win a new brand Toyota hilux. Present to officially launch the mega campaign are Chief Executive officer (CEO) of ANZ Solomon Islands, Geoffrey Buchanan and Toyota Solomon Islands CEO, Democrito Sayman. The…

PM urged to sack under performing PAs

THE Parliamentary Opposition has reiterated its call for the Prime Minister to sack his underperformed political appointees. In a statement, the Parliamentary Opposition said the critical comments made by the Prime Minister about his disappointment with some of his political appointees for confusing their roles with that of the ministries must not be taken lightly.…

Kouhota is new court judge

A NEW High Court Judge was sworn-in at the Government House last Friday. Justice Emmanuel Kouhota was sworn-in as one of the latest puisne judges of the High Court of Solomon Islands. The ceremony was conducted by Governor-General Sir Frank Kabui in the presence of the Chief Justice, Sir Albert Palmer, Judges of the High…

School ordered to demolish building

PERCH School in east Honiara has been ordered to demolish a building it is currently constructing for its library. This was because the school failed to get approval from the Honiara City Council. The Town and Country Planning Board served the school with the notice to demolish the property on February 8. “The development of…