Taiwan Navy visits Tamboko

Tamboko community in North West Guadalcanal were given a free medical service by Taiwanese Mobile medical team from Taiwan Navy squadron and Taiwan Medical centre on Tuesday. Also assisting them are dentists from the Guadalcanal provincial health services. The services provided ranges from general health enquiry, eye test and dental health. More than 200 people…

Warrant of arrest issued for accused

THE court has issued a warrant of arrest for a young man who failed to turn up for his sentence after pleading guilty to marijuana possession. Steward Lesly Kigo entered his guilty plea to the charge of one count of in possession of dangerous drug on Monday without a lawyer. After taking his plea, Magistrate…

Land board now in charge

THE recent amendments to the Land and Titles Act are reforming the land administration system in Solomon Islands. The most significant aspect of the amendments has been the introduction of a Land Board to take over decision-making from the Commissioner of Lands. Board chairman Donald Kudu and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Lands Stanley…

Ete tells Taiwan: we’ll be always friends

TAIWAN and Solomon Islands will always be friends, deputy prime minister Douglas Ete says. He was speaking at a function on Monday night to welcome the visiting Taiwanese Naval Squadron. “Solomon Islands and Taiwan have a long lasting relationship which was created in 1983 and this year the bilateral relationship between the two countries has…

RSIPF failed to acquit imprest on deadline

Accountant General (AG) for the Ministry of Finance & Treasury (MoFT) told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recently that the operational imprests by the Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIP) were not retired on due dates and this has resulted in none releasing of imprests for operations. This was in response to a question asked by…

Need to enrich ties with Taiwan: PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has expressed the need for further enrichment of Solomon Islands relationship with the Republic of China (Taiwan). This was articulated when the Prime Minister received the Ambassador for the Republic of China Victor Te-sun Yu and Rear Admiral Yu-Pin Lin, Commander of the visiting Republic of China Navy Midshipmen Cruising Training…

Fantastic experience

DESPITE the unsuccessful campaign by Western United at the Oceania club championship league in Fiji assistant coach Riccardo De Viva has described his stint with the team as a wonderful experience. Speaking exclusively to the Sport Sports yesterday at the Honiara International terminal before he jetted out of the country with two of his players…

De Viva thanks United

THE Western United assistant coach to the recent Oceania Club Champions League, Riccardo De Viva has made a public acknowledgement. De Viva mainly highlighted his gratitude for being given the opportunity to chare his knowledge on football with the club and players. “I would like to thank the management and both the owners Reggie and…

SMB sinks SHNAS in opener

TEAM SBM A from the school of business and management at the Solomon Islands National University outclashed its opponent SHNAS A from the school of health, nursing and applied science in their opening yesterday at Kukum campus field. SBM A boys scored 4-1 in the full 40minutes game and celebrated the win. Both teams have…

Easter race champ set for Commonwealth Games

The Easter 5000m road race champion, Charlton Pegoa will not be participating in the Pacific Games but will do so in the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa. This was confirmed by the Athletics Solomon president, Martin Rara. Athletics Solomon president, Martin Rara, recently confirmed Pegoa has proven himself ready to compete in the Pacific Games…