32 graduate from Ngalikekero

Ngalikekero Rural Training Centre in North Malaita ended its academic year with a graduation ceremony, Friday. The event saw 32 students graduating in various fields. Fourteen graduated in basic carpentry, six in basic plumbing, five in basic mechanic, three in basic electrical and four in life skills. The centre not only graduated students from North…

Makili shows support for M4D

Local activist Lawrence Makili says he supported the desire of Malaitans for self-determination. Makili declared his support during Malaita for Democracy (M4D) movement dialogue with chiefs and church leaders in Auki, Friday. The dialogue was attended by chiefs, church leaders and women in Malaita. Makili, who comes from the Polynesia atoll of Sikaina in the…

Airport upgrade starts

Work to upgrade and improve Honiara International Airport has started, Aviation minister Peter Shanel Agovaka says. Japan, which funded the current terminal, is again funding the multi-million dollar upgrading work. Agovaka told parliament his Permanent Secretary has just returned from Tokyo after signing the contract with the Kitano Construction Company, which won the bid to…

MINER LICENCE CANCELED

But Sunshine Minerals intends to appeal decision… By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN LITTLE-KNOWN mining company Sunshine Nickel and Sunshine Minerals Ltd is reportedly appealing the Mines and Mineral Board’s recent decision to cancel its prospecting licence. The appeal is to be lodged with the Minister for Mines and Energy Bradley Tovosia. But the move has baffled landowners…

BIG BLOW FOR SIFF

Banned from participating in next OFC FIFA U-17 Qualifiers Fined NZ$10k Keana suspended  from playing football for 12 months By CROFTON UTUKANA THE Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has been banned from participating in the OFC qualifying tournament for the next FIFA U-17 World Cup for boys currently branded as the OFC U-16 Championship 2020.…