PM urged to sack minister, SSPM

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is calling on the Prime Minister to sack his Forestry Minister Bodo Dettke and Special Secretary to Prime Minister (SSPM) Rence Sore. In a statement, the Parliamentary Opposition said the Prime Minister should remove his Forestry Minister as serious allegations levelled against him relating to his involvement, influence and interest in…

Maelanga on PM’s trip to Malaita day

Leader of the Parliamentary Independent Group has described the proposed trip by Prime Minister (PM) to Malaita, Friday for the province’s second appointed day celebration, Friday as a visit with empty promises. Expressing his disappointment yesterday Manasseh Maelanga MP for East Kwara’ae described Sogavare’s trip as; “an empty visit full of false promises.” Mr Maelanga…

Malaita provincial assembly supports Govt’s decision on staged limited re-amament of RSIPF

THE Malaita Provincial Executive and members of the Malaita Provincial Assembly have expressed support for the decision by the national government for a staged limited rearmament of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force.      This followed a presentation on the project by representatives of the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Service; the Royal Solomon…

Save the Children stages youth forum

A YOUTH Forum for Guadalcanal and Honiara youths was organized, Wednesday at the Saint Barnabas Cathedral premises to give young people an opportunity to raise their voice and concerns in the development of the country. It was an initiative by the popular non-government organisation (NGO) – Save the Children Australia through its Youth Outreach Partnership…

SINU academic staff undergo professional development

Academic staff at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) are currently participating in a professional development programme to improve their teaching and assessment practices. The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr Glynn Galo, has formed a partnership with Volunteer Service Abroad in New Zealand who have contracted Dr Elly Govers to develop and facilitate the professional development programme.…

Students to study in UK

TWO local students will be heading to United Kingdom (UK) to study at the University of Manchester. They will join other 15 students from the Pacific who are also studying at the university. The successful recipients are Jerry Siota and Rawcliffe Ziza. Mr Siota works at the Ministry of Public Service and Mr Ziza at…

2014 draft awareness for Makira/Ulawa

Makira/Ulawa has started its week-long provincial awareness on the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution of Solomon Islands in Kirakira on Monday. In attendance are about 50 participants are including chiefs, community and church leaders, women, business representatives, government officials and professionals from Makira/Ulawa province, the province’s former and current politicians, and Members of the Provincial…

MP supports Federalism process

West Makira Member of Parliament (MP) Derrick Manu’ari has expressed support towards the proposed Federal system. Speaking during the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution of Solomon Islands in Kira Kira recently, he said that while he stands as a member of the Opposition to the Government; upon viewing the presentation on Unitary to Federalism he…

$3.7m payout over discussed: PMO

THE government’s $3.7 million payout made in the name of Aggressor Solomons Limited (ASL) has been over-discussed therefore the Prime Ministers Officer (PMO) cannot make comments. That was according a very senior official from the Prime Minister’s Office who wanted to remain anonymous. “This issue has been over-discussed therefore we cannot make anymore further comments,”…