Ousted MPs’ wives join race 

THE spouses of two ousted Members of Parliament (MP) for Central Honiara and North East Guadalcanal constituencies are in the political race for a seat in next month’s by-election. Central Honiara MP John Moffat Fugui and North East Guadalcanal Jamie Vokia MP lost their respective seats following petition cases against them. The two wives; Mrs.…

30 days in jail for threatening vendors 

TWO men who confess to threatening two people who came to sell their products at the Honiara Central Market, Honiara have been jailed for 30 days. Ian Kitalua and George Dele were sentenced after pleading guilty to the charge of uses threatening words in public. The incident happened on the morning of 20 July this…

PM: gov’t budget needs redirection

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says the government’s budget needs redirection.  Mr. Sogavare highlighted this during his visit to Pisei which hosts the North-West Guadalcanal Development Association (NWGDA) base on Wednesday. “The government’s budget needs bigger redirection,” he said.   Prime Minister said one of the reasons why they did not pass the 2021 budget was…

SIFF to discuss blacklisted officials

The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Executive will meet on Saturday to look into the issue of blacklisting of six football officials by the National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI). SIFF President, William Lai it is paramount that SIFF deals with the issue to strengthen its allegiance to NOCSI.  “The urgent resolution of the executive…

Some MPs’ behaviors worry Makira leaders 

MAKIRA leaders who have asked that their identities are withheld claim the immoral behaviors of some members of the National Parliament are worrying, and are uncalled for.  Makira leaders spoken to say, the worrying and the uncalled-for issue is, some MPs indulge in what has become known in the Solomon Islands as, having O2s and…

City regains fourth spot

HONIARA City FC moved up the Telekom S-league table to the fourth spot with 13 points following their recent 3-1 against fellow debutant Southern United FC on Wednesday. Despite not displaying their best performance, Honiara City managed to beat United to reach the fourth position in the table. Cleophas Oriana opened the scoreboard in the…

NWGDA women assured of help

Minister of Women, Youth, Children, and Family Affairs (MWYCFA) has assured female members of North West Guadalcanal Development Association (NWGDA) of the government’s support. Freda Tuki made the assurance during a visit by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation to Pisei in North West Guadalcanal where the association is based. During the visit, NWGDA…

Calls for BSP to expand services in Gizo

WITH the rising numbers of Bank South Pacific (BSP) customers accessing services at the Gizo branch after the closure of ANZ in Gizo, Western Province, there are calls for BSP to expand its services. A concerned man speaking on behalf of a number of BSP customers said BSP management should consider expanding its services. A…

Wale hails FIB

LEADER of Opposition Matthew Wale commends Foreign Investment Board (FIB) for demanding Mas Solo Investment to explain its tubi dealings and calls for stringent follow-throughs. “I must once again applaud FIB and the Director for continuing to hold suspected illegal loggers to account.  “As I have said earlier, corruption is a disease that is crippling…

Heated closing for WPA

THE WESTERN Provincial Assembly (WPA) ended with a fiery closing on Thursday as members of the Assembly took time to utilize the motion of Sine Die that was moved the day before by premier David Gina. First to take up the opportunity to speak was the elected representing member for Ward 24 Hon. Samuel Sive who…