Maelanga clarifies scholarships

ACTING Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga says the National Training Unit is the only authority that has the power to approve or decline additional scholarship requests by MPs besides the Cabinet’s approved quota of four scholarship opportunities for each constituency. The clarification was made in response to a media statement by the Leader of the Independent…

Telekom explains network error

OUR Telekom company says the communication network failure affecting the mobile phone service over the weekend was caused by power-cuts experienced in the capital, Honiara. Our Telekom public relation officer Lawrence Nodua said this after many customers criticized the company for the problem. Members have raised their concern through the social network Forum Solomon Islands…

Tuvaruhu undergo training of trainers

ABOUT 14 people from Tuvaruhu Parish in Centra Honiara and St Michael in Tandai ward, Guadalcanal have successfully ended a Training of Trainers (TOT) last week. The training workshop was conducted by a local non-government organisation (NGO) called Solomon Islands Peace and Trauma Counselling Centre (SIPTCC). Rector of Tuvaruhu Parish Diocese of Central Melanesia Honiara…

Gov’t sacks 2 top shots

THE Government has sacked two of its most senior political appointees. Chief of Staff George Kuper and Policy Secretary, Sectoral Reform Productive Sector Dr Gabriel Titili were shown the exit door, Wednesday. Special Secretary to Prime Minister (SSPM) Andrew Muaki confirmed the sacking. But he refused to divulge reasons to the decision. He said the…

Former Parliament clerk dies

ONE of the long term serving women in the Solomon Islands national Parliament, Elizabeth Andresen was called to rest this week. Late Elizabeth Andresen served as the speaker, Deputy Speaker, clerk, deputy clerk to the parliament during the terms, 1993-1995, and 1997-2001. After she moved to South Pacific Oil (SPO) as a human resources manager…

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,…