The Miss Solomon Islands Pageant (MSIP) Committee has terminated Gladys Habu as Miss Solomon Islands.
In a press statement today, Director of Miss Solomon Islands Pageant and Board Member of MSIP, Joyce E Konofilia said they had met last week and made a decision on 14th April 2021 to terminate Gladys Habu as Miss Solomon Islands 2019/20.
She explains that the decision was mutually agreed on based on the following reasons;
• Use of Miss SI title to secure contracts and financial benefit without due consideration or involvement of MSIP committee and Solomon Host as exclusive owners of MSIP Franchise. MSIP is a charity-based event and any contracts involving a reigning Miss Solomon Islands should consider contributing to the cause of MSIP. In this case, Ms. Habu totally disregarded MSIP and Solomon Host, signing lucrative deals with various organizations.
• Continuous disregard and lack of cooperation in refusing to attend Solomon Host Events due to her ‘other priorities’.
Konofilia says as the reigning Miss Solomon Islands, Ms. Habu does not respect the authority and owners of MSIP Franchise from which Miss Solomon Islands is a product.
She adds Miss Solomon Islands term is only 12 months and had lapsed in December 2020, however due to the Corona virus “we intended to extend her reign until the next MSIP, hopefully towards end of the year. We have now decided to terminate her title as per her initial reigning period.”
Konofilia adds: “Without the hard work and efforts of Solomon Host and MSIP committee there is no Miss Solomon Islands. Therefore, we wish to remind all future Miss Solomon Islands that they will need to render due respect and cooperation to our organization as organizers and owners of the Miss Solomon Islands franchise,” she said.
MSIP thank Ms. Habu for her time as Miss SI 2019/20 and wish her well in her future endeavors.
SBMOnline hopes to get the views of Ms Habu about her termination as Miss SI.
- Press Release
Editor’s Note: We apologize especially to those companies initially mentioned in the press release as ones giving lucrative deals with Miss Solomon Islands particularly Bulk. We understand that any buy local promotions were done through Strongim Business and at no time was any insinuated payments was made to Mrs Solomons by these companies.