HONIARA, Solomon Islands (SIBC, July 28) - Former Minister for Justice and Legal Affairs and MP for Temotu Pele Michael Maina is now the new minister of Police and National Security.

The former Minister for Police and National Security and MP for Shortlands, Augustine Taneko replaces Maina as Minister for Justice and Legal Affairs.

In another reshuffle, the former Minister for Finance Snyder Rini becomes the new Minister for Education, swapping with Francis Zama who takes up the finance portfolio.

The new appointments are effective immediately.

Rini remains the Deputy Prime Minister.

The reshuffle takes place while Rini is in Tahiti representing Solomon islands at a meeting with the French President Jacques Chirac.

July 29, 2003

Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corp.: www.sibconline.com.sb


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