TAIWAN TIES FIRM

PM assures Taipei of loyalty By ANDREW FANASIA THE country’s ties with Taiwan remain stronger despite mounting pressure from mainland China in the region. This was evident when Taiwan’s visiting deputy Foreign Minister Szu-Chien Hsu met Prime Minister Rick Hou on Monday in Honiara and reassured him of his country’s support. The meeting happened days…

Man fined $10,000 for brewing kwaso

A MAN who pleaded guilty to brewing kwaso (homebrew) at his premises at Fishing Village, east Honiara, has been fined $10,000 on Tuesday. Henry Saeni Junior admitted guilt to one count of restriction on making liquor. He has until 3.30pm on September 25 to pay up the fine. Failure will result in six months jail…

Luaniua denied health services

LACK of medical services due to an incomplete clinic on Luaniua in the Ontong Java, Malaita Outer Islands is affecting the sick and has resulted in deaths. Because of the desperate situation, the islanders living on the atolls want their incomplete clinic to be completed by this year. Speaking to this paper last week in…

New garbage trucks for HCC

The Honiara City Council (HCC) Executive and Governance has handed over two new solid waste management trucks to the Works Division. This is part of the 2018 Capital Budget as a commitment to a cleaner environment and smart solid waste management within the city. Mayor Cr. Andrew Mua during the handing over said the new…

Important clash set for today

OFC: Having won their opening games of the OFC U-16 Championship by considerable margins, when Solomon Islands meet New Zealand this afternoon it could well be the encounter that decides the standings in Group A. Meanwhile Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu are going in search of their first points after both sides lost their opening…

Le’ai optimistic to lead race

CURRENT OFC U-16 championship leading goal scorer and Solomon Islands deadly striker Raphael Le’ai is optimistic to extend his golden boot tally this afternoon. Solomon Islands will take on New Zealand at 3pm this afternoon in a must watch game. The winner of this match will determine which team tops the pool. Le’ai told Star…

Waita: A vital clash

THE Solomon Islands national U16 football team coach, Stanley Waita says today’s clash with New Zealand is a very important match. The U16 will play their second group A match against the defending Champions, New Zealand’s Young All Whites at 3pm this afternoon. Waita said for his side as it will decide who will top…