SI launches gender assessment report

With the theme ‘Promise to fairness, zero discrimination’ International Women’s Day was celebrated in Honiara on Tuesday. It also marks the launch of the country gender assessment report supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Minister for women, youth, children and family affairs – Honourable Freda Soriakomua Tuki, when officiating at the celebrations today…

Taneti Maamau declared new president of Kiribati

RNZI: Kiribati’s Chief Justice Sir John Muria has officially declared Taneti Maamau as the new president of Kiribati. In a nationwide live declaration, Sir Muria confirmed this after the counting of votes from yesterday’s Presidential election, declaring Mr Maamau the president after he won a majority of votes at nearly 20,000. An Air Kiribati special…

United to the final

WESTERN United FC has secured a spot for the grand finals of the Telekom S-league (TSL) Championship. This follows their 3-0 win over KOSSA FC yesterday at the Lawson Tama Stadium. A brace by Junior Henry Fa’arodo and goal by Gagame Feni sealed the win for United for the grand final spot. KOSSA did put…

Christian Care Centre wins Australian High Commissioner’s Women’s Day Award

The Australian High Commissioner’s International Women’s Day award was presented to the Christian Care Centre yesterday for their work in helping women and children affected by gender based violence in Solomon Islands. The annual Australian High Commissioner’s International Women’s Day Award recognises inspirational and pioneering Solomon Islands groups and individuals who show leadership, innovation and…

Opposition calls on MDPAC

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is calling on the Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination (MDPAC) to inform the public which ministries had already submitted their 2016 development budget work plans. To add on, MDPAC must also inform the people accordingly as to which ministries had had their submissions approved. The Opposition made this call…

Mbike shooting suspects to know destiny tomorrow

The fate of the four people accused of the Mbike Island shooting incident in 2014 will be known tomorrow. This followed the short form preliminary inquiry conducted on the case yesterday before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi. Aikan Maelausia, Harrison Niumalefo, Billy Kanakana Ringasui and Julyn Mika will know tomorrow as to whether they will be…

Aipia wants discovered minerals back

A MEDICAL doctor who led a team to salvage suspected “gold bars” from a sunken ship in the Malaita Outer Islands wanted those wrecks back. Dr Reginald Aipia broke his silence on Wednesday after experts from the Ministry of Mines and Energy revealed the suspected treasure were not gold as earlier speculated. “I have my…

Schools gear up for School carnival

Four secondary schools selected to take part in the 2016 schools sports carnival are gearing preparations for the sports event scheduled for May 20. They are King George Sixth, St Josephs Tenaru, Betikama and Selwyn College. Host, King George Sixth School has been training with the help of the Athletics Solomon, an advantage for them…

Second championship semi today

The Telekom S-league Championship semi final match between Western United and KOSSA FC will kick off today. This was confirmed by the Solomon Islands Football federation (SIFF) on Wednesday. The match will kick off at 3pm at the Lawson Tama Stadium. The first semi final match between Solomon Warriors and Koloale FC which have taken…