Police: planned protest illegal

POLICE says the planned protest is illegal as it assures the public to continue with business as usual after a planned protest to the Office of the Prime Minister on Monday morning in Honiara. Commissioner Mangau in a statement strongly ask those who intend to join the protest to refrain. “The planned protest was illegal…

Our new envoy to PNG

Solomon Islands High Commissioner designate to the Independent state of Papua New Guinea (PNG) His Excellency William McDonald Soaki was commissioned, Monday. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare administered the Commissioning ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Jeremiah Manele, senior Government…

Coast leading again

CENTRAL Coast FC is back at the top of the Telekom S-league (TSL) table with 25 points following their eighth win of the 2021/2022 TSL season at Lawson Tama, Sunday. Coast edged past a determined Solomon Warriors side 1-0 to give them the lead three points ahead of Warriors and four points from third place…

Sofu backs Waneagu

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for East Kwaio Stanley Sofu donated $20,000 to Waneagu FC last week. The handing over was held on Friday at the National Parliament Office. Receiving the money was the Waneagu FC President Wilson Orisi. He acknowledged MP Sifu for the timely donation. “The donation boost the morale of the players and…

No students infected in PNG

NO LOCAL students studying in various institutions in Papua New Genuine (PNG) have been infected by the COVID-19 virus. That’s according to the Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Education Human Resources and Development (MEHRD) Dr Franco Rodie. He was speaking during the OPMC talk back show on the national broadcaster, Sunday at SIBC.…

USP delays start of semester 2

THE University of the South Pacific (USP) has delayed the start of semester 2, 2021. The reason behind this is to allow students, schools, and academic staff to better prepare for the new semester. Classes will now begin on August 16, 2021, and not August 9, 2021 as previously planned by the university. The decision…

US, SI share close history

The United States and the Solomon Islands share an intimate history, forged in blood and mud on the hills of Bloody Ridge, on the surrounding seas, and on beaches and forests throughout this remarkable nation. US Ambassador Erin McKee said in her speech which was read by CA Keithie Saunders on the 7th August to…