Gov’t defends police chief’s appointment

THE Government has defended the appointment of Australian Matthew Varley as the country’s police commissioner. This came after journalist Alfred Sasako published an article in the Island Sun newspaper that claimed the appointment was made under duress. But in a statement issued yesterday, the government said Mr Varley was appointed because the government has confidence…

More GP CITREC graduates in Canada

Vancouver, CANADA: TWO more Graduate’s of Guadalcanal Province & Canadian International Training & Education Corp [CITREC] program have been admitted into Canada with opportunity for jobs and Permanent Residence nomination. Grace Delight Sutahi arrived in Canada late last week and was granted Canadian nomination for Permanent Residence. Ms. Delight is employed as a cook and…

MoFT staff hailed for commitment, effort

STAFF of the Ministry of Finance & Treasury (MoFT) staff received acknowledgment for their commitment and effort rendered towards the Ministry and in facilitating government services this year. Deputy Prime Ministry (DPM) and the Minister of Finance & Treasury (MoFT) Manasseh Sogavare made the acclamation during the Ministry’s (MoFT) 2017 Christmas Party held at the…

‘Lets move beyond business as usual’

IN ORDER for the country to make any progress economically it must move beyond business as usual and make deliberate policy choices. That was according to the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and the Minister responsible for the Ministry of Finance & Treasury (MoFT) Manasseh Sogavare. Mr Sogavare was speaking during the Ministry of Finance &…

MINING PROTEST

AN anti-mining group in Lata, Temotu province has protested against a mining talks in Lata, Temotu province over the weekend. As a result three local mining officials were turned back at the Lata airport last Sunday. The Pacific Bauxite Mining official arrived at Lata for mining talks with land owners and provincial leaders when they…

DOCTORS STRIKE

SIMA decline public service offer, move to commence strike By CHARLEY PIRINGI  A NATIONWIDE strike by members of the Solomon Islands Medical Association (SIMA) will kick off this Friday. This came after medical doctors who are members of the association refused the counter offer by the Government through the Ministry of Public Service after their…

SOCCER PROTEST

Konofilia turns down SIFF request By CARLOS ARUAFU A former national mid-fielder and founder of the West Honiara Royals Kids Football Academy, Joel Moffat Konofilia has turned down Solomon Islands Football Federation’s (SIFF) request to have talks instead opted for a protest against the SIFF president. A protest against the president of SIFF, William Lai…

Pre-trial for Sikua

Pre-Trial Conference (PTC) documents on the matter of former permanent secretary for the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services Edmond Sikua is yet to be finalised. Sikua’s matter was brought to the Honiara Magistrates Court on Wednesday and further adjourned to Monday next week. This is for the pre-trial conference. The adjournment period…