Suri to lead U19 team

SOLOMON ISLANDS renowned international veteran striker, Batram Suri has been appointed as head coach to lead the country’s national U19 men’s team for the Oceania U19 World Cup Qualifiers. This was confirmed by the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) technical department on Tuesday. Suri will be assisted by former international defender, Eddie Rukumana. The duo…

Bad weather delays Honiara road work

THE continuing bad weather in recent weeks has put the current upgrading of the Kukum Highway project slightly behind schedule. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Assistant Representative Shitau Miura confirmed this during a press seminar with local journalists on Tuesday. He said the heavy rain in the past weeks and months has affected the progress…

SPEAKER REJECTS MOTION

Arambola takes stand on no-confidence vote By AATAI JOHN LAUNGI SPEAKER of Guadalcanal Provincial Assembly Abel Arambola has rejected the proposed vote of no-confidence against Premier Anthony Veke. Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) for Talise Ward and chairman of the province’s Public Accounts Committee Gladall Sesehala filed the motion. But Mr Arambola said after…

Easter volleyball champ set

The annual national volleyball championship is set for the long Easter weekend with $30,000.00 worth of cash prizes up for grabs. President of the Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation (SIVF) Morris Maitaki confirmed this to Star Sports in a statement on Monday. “The SIVF wish to inform all volleyball provincial teams and Honiara clubs we will…

Georgian envoy pays courtesy call to PM

AMBASSADOR of Georgia to Solomon Islands H.E. Mr George Dolidze has paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Rick Hou on Tuesday. During the visit, Mr Dolidze acknowledged the bilateral and multi-lateral relations between both countries. Mr Dolidze also informed the Prime Minister on Georgia’s successful transition in the last 27years since gaining independence from…

Parliament adjourned to next Monday

The 7th meeting of the 10th Parliament is again adjourned to give time for the Public Accounts Committee to continue scrutinizing the 2018 Appropriation Bill 2018. This means Parliament will now resume its sitting Monday next week, 26th March. Prime Minister, Hon. Rick Hounipwela adjourned Parliament for that particular reason as all papers required for…