Bauerfield contract signing; five Ministries without DGs; USP journalism online; Parliament to sit tomorrowPosted: February 10, 2016
The contract signing for the runway upgrade of Bauerfield is likely taking place within the hour at Public Works. More tomorrow.
A judicial review sought by former Police Commissioner Joshua Bong learned that former Acting Public Prosecutor Malantungan had appointed lawyer Christopher Griggs improperly to Prosecutions. Malantungan said he had been pressured into making the appointment by members of the Police Force. Griggs was not legally entitled to practise within Vanuatu and was here on a visitor’s visa, Daily Post reports today.
Daily Post also carries news of journalism being offered for online study by USP starting this year. Enrolments for the local journalism courses offered by the Vanuatu Institute of Technology have again been fewer than expected.
The Education Ministry is promising early clarification concerning secondary school fee subsidies in today’s paper.
Daily Post also carries the news that five different government ministries have vacant their positions for directors general (DGs). They are Internal Affairs, Finance, Climate Change, Health and Foreign Affairs. Some of the vacancies are related to former DGs seeking to contest the snap election whilst others are related to the incumbent moving to another appointment.
Parliament sits tomorrow morning.