THE BATTLE BEGINS

Solomon Cup kicks off today The much waited Solomon Cup tournament will kick off today at the Lawson Tama Stadium. Two matches will be played to mark the start of the competition which will run for the next two weeks. First up will be two group A matches featuring hosts, Honiara up against Central Islands…

POOR MANAGEMENT

… Leads to ethnic turmoil many years ago THE recent ethnic crisis is the result of poor management in our country’s affairs says Anglican Church of Melanesia Archbishop George Takeli. In his sermon during the RAMSI Thanks-giving Service at Maranatha Hall, East Honiara yesterday, Archbishop Takeli said poor management in this country is an immoral…

COUNCIL SHAKE-UP

Mayor axes, reshuffles councillors THINGS are looking shaky at the Honiara City Council. Monday this week, city mayor Andrew Mua terminated three of his committee chairmen after learning of a plan coup against his leadership. Sacked are: 1.     Greg Malefo of Vuhokesa Ward and chairman of Youth Sports and Women Committee. 2.     Eric Tema of…

Mid year break starts

MOST schools around the country are kicking off their mid year academic break as of this week. Some schools completed their exams last week and went into break thereafter. Only few remaining schools have completed their exams this week. The 2017 mid year break will run for about four weeks and most schools will resume…

SIGIMANU MOVED

Female PS reassigned under controversial circumstances A PROMINENT permanent secretary has been reassigned to another government ministry under highly controversial circumstances. Ethel Sigimanu is now the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs after she was removed from the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA). “….yes, I was reassigned…

WHERE’S OUR ALLOWANCE?

Students confront ministry as gov’t poor cash flow persists GOVERNMENT sponsored students at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) yesterday confronted the Ministry of Education Human Resource Development (MEHRD) about their delayed allowances. Hundreds of frustrated students fronted the National Training Unit (NTU) office at Tongs building, Point Cruz, to seek answers. “We want urgent…