FA’ARODO: WE ARE READY

NATIONAL skipper Henry Fa’arodo says they are prepared to challenge New Zealand in the crucial World Cup qualifier tomorrow at the QBE Stadium in Auckland. Speaking to Star Sports on Wednesday, the veteran midfielder shared his thoughts on the first leg against the All Whites. “I think, it’s going to be an interesting game since…

Henderson planning scheme on display

THE Guadalcanal Planning and Development Board and Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey are currently exhibiting a draft Local Planning Scheme for the Henderson area for public comment. The main public event for this exhibition was held yesterday near the Guadalcanal Police Station at Henderson, and around a hundred or so interested people came to…

I’M NEUTRAL

DPP says his office is independent By ASSUMPTA BUCHANANTHE Director of Public Prosecutions Ronald Bei Talasasa says his office is independent and impartial, and that there has been no outside interference with his work. Mr Talasasa explained this as he shared a few of his reflections over the past years as he approaches his retirement…

Dettke hits out at MAL over Rhinoceros beetle

MEMBER of Parliament for North West Guadalcanal Bodo Detke says the measures employed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) to fight the Rhinoceros Beetles are lousy. Speaking on the floor of parliament yesterday, Mr Detke said 33 traps set up by the ministry to fight against Rhinoceros beetle shows how lazy the responsible…

MALAYSIAN CHARGED

First human trafficking case goes before court A MALAYSIAN national has been remanded in custody on Tuesday afternoon at the Honiara Magistrates’ Court, facing a charge of human trafficking. It’s believed this is the first human trafficking case to go before the courts. Wong Thein Seng was charged under section 77 of the Immigration Act…

PM LIED, SAYS MANELE

·      Government used its number to withdraw Anti-Corruption Bill ·      Opposition described the decision a “disgrace” ·      Members of public condemned decision ·      Decision shows Sogavare’s hypocrisy GOVERNMENT decision to withdraw the Anti-Corruption Bill is a total disgrace, Opposition leader Jeremiah Manele says. “It’s a disgrace to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s expressed commitment to see…

RSIPF Commissioner meets Secretary-General of Interpol

RSIPF Commissioner Matthew Varley today met with the Secretary-General of Interpol, Mr Jurgen Stock at the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police Conference in Guam. INTERPOL is the international police organisation designed to promote police cooperation against global crime. More than 190 countries are members of INTERPOL and currently Solomon Islands has submitted an application to…

Parliament faces further delay

PM to further adjourn parliament as political instability continues Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will further adjourn Parliament today as the political instability resulting from the recent major cabinet shakeup enters another week, a government insider says. He adjourned Parliament last week citing the visit of the President of the Asian Development Bank and the Public…