National Archives receive document of RAMSI era

OUR National Archives is the best place to research the RAMSI era after it received full documentation of the work of RAMSI in Solomon Islands in the last 14 years this week. The historical documentation of the RAMSI era was presented to our country’s supervising archivist of the National Archives Margareth Inifiri by RAMSI’s special…

PM: RAMSI seen as divine intervention

Christians in the country see the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) as a divine intervention to the country’s call for help. Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare highlighted this his speech at the ecumenical service hosted by the Solomon Islands Government at the Maranatha Hall yesterday. The event was to kick off the weeklong…

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…

Chinese shop owner attacked in robbery

A CHINESE shop owner was rushed to the National Referral Hospital last night after he was slashed on the head with a bush knife in his shop along the Vura road, opposite the Kukum SDA School. The robbery took place after two youths entered the JMY Shop at around 7pm. The injury was reportedly serious,…

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…

Weeklong SOSA celebration underway

THE weeklong event to mark Selwyn College’s 46th anniversary has kicked off yesterday with a march parade by former and current students. The parade by members of Selwyn Old Scholars Association (SOSA) was supported by the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). The main event to kick off the event was staged at Lawson Tama.…