Vanuatu issues cyclone warning for Winston

RNZI: The Vanuatu Met Office has issued a Tropical Cyclone Warning for Tafea province. Cyclone Winston, now a category three system, was located about 370 kilometres east-northeast of Tanna and 340 kilometres east-northeast of Aneityum. Winston is moving in a southerly direction at 10km/hr, and winds close to the centre of the category three storm…

Renbel’s policy document presented

The Rennell and Bellona Provincial Executive has on Monday presented its policy document to the Acting Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga. The document which includes a policy statement with its accompanying framework contains the province’s first five year development plan (2015-2019) which is aligned to the current DCC Government policy framework. Premier Hon. Collin Tesua’atai said,…

Magistrate issues stern warning to prosecution

A magistrate yesterday warned prosecution that he will discharge and release a man facing robbery and fire-arm charges on the next court hearing. That is if prosecution do not confirm having the charges and other documents, in relation to the robbery and discharging of fire-arm in public charge. Public Prosecutor Margaret Suifa’asia when mentioning the…

‘Winston will not reach Solomon Islands’

DEVASTATING tropical cyclone Winton which has stormed Fiji over the weekend is very unlikely to reach the Solomon Islands. Director of the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service (SIMS) David Hiba revealed this in a statement yesterday, when responding to desperate calls from members of the public. A number of concerned citizens have been worried for fear…

“Slavery” exists in govt education system

It has been revealed that teachers formally engaged in Early Childhood Education (ECE) schools throughout the nation have been “slaving” away for years without pay, it was revealed on Sunday. This was the effect of a ban allegedly imposed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) four years…