Lamupio’s dream

PLAYING in an airfield since he was a kid due to lack of proper soccer pitch has inspired a local lad from Kekehe in Munda, Western Province to work hard. Young Clenty Lamupio joined four other Royal Football Academy players currently on their two weeks tour to United Kingdom to play alongside players from Australia,…

Pele people excited to witness test flight

PELE people on the Reef islands, Temotu Province were so excited to witness the first ever test flight conducted by the Solomon Airline on Sunday 30th September 2018. Before the Dash-8 aircraft left Honiara bound for Santa Cruz and on to Lomlom, the airport was already filed with people ready to witness the arrival of…

Inaugural flight to Lomlom soon

LOMLOM airport on Reef Island will soon witness its inaugural flight following its recent test flight on Sunday. The Ministry of Communication and Civil Aviation Permanent Secretary Moses Virovolomo in a short speech at the Lomlom airport said the test flight is just a start but the inaugural flight is yet to be confirmed after…

Russells women support redevelopment

TWO powerful landowners and representatives of two different tribes in the Russell Islands want to see the government reinvest in their islands. Speaking on behalf of her Kaiseleng tribe during the roundtable last week Hilda Nose’e said it’s the wish of the women and children that development and government services come down to their people.…

RIPEL pitfalls

AN assessment of the Russell Islands Plantation Estates Limited (RIPEL) issue has uncovered serious pitfalls. Cabinet Sub Committee RIPEL Assessor and an accountant by profession, Walter Malau, revealed this to the House of Chiefs, leaders, and representatives of the Russell Islands last week in Honiara. Mr Malau was hired by the Cabinet Sub Committee on…

Ririana returns to court Tuesday

The woman accused of being involved in a fatal accident near the Honiara City Council (HCC) roundabout that claimed the life of a 15 year-old girl will face the court again on October 9. Veslyn Ririana, 26, appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court, Tuesday and her matter further adjourned to allow police to complete their…

MASI successfully convenes AGM

2018 has been a successful year but one that is filled with many challenges for the Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI). These were the words expressed by MASI President Charles Kadamana during the 2018 MASI Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Saturday 29 September. President Kadamana described to his members that 2017-2018 was a…

GP lauds school leaders’ achievement

GUADALCANAL Deputy Premier Peter Araonisaka says their school leaders who have recently graduated with Certificates in School Leadership qualifications have shown a great achievement for the province and the nation. Mr Araonisaka highlighted this at the reception hosted by graduates who are comprised of Guadalcanal leaders teachers attending a training program facilitated by the USP…

GINA’S BIG PLANS

Western Province to set up new tourism body By MAENI COMFORT  WESTERN Province will set up a new tourism body, recently elected premier David Gina says. It will be called Tourism Western Solomons Authority. Mr Gina revealed this at the opening of the 10th Roviana Lagoon Festival, Monday, in Munda. He said the establishment of…