Non-Executive MPAs absent

THE Malaita Province Full Assembly Budget meeting has commenced on Tuesday in Auki, with most of the non-executive members absent. Eighteen out of the 33 Members of Provincial Assembly (MPAs) attended the meeting while 15 did not make it to the meeting. MPA for Ward 4, Iven Tonafalea is the only non-executive member that joined…

Allowance delay affects SINU students’

LOCAL government sponsored students studying at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) are still to received their allowances. Solomon Islands National University Student Association (SINUSA) executive has informed this paper yesterday that almost 75 percent of students attending SINU have raised complaints and even showed frustration to the SINUSA executive. SINUSA newly elected treasurer, Erickson…

Govt says series of lies ridiculous

THE Ministry of Finance and Treasury and Inland Revenue Division (IRD) strongly refutes claims that a special investigator who was working in the Inland Revenue Division in the past was fired by the Prime Minister. The Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition Mathew Wale in a statement yesterday expressed his disgust at the alleged dismissal of…

MPs’ PLEA TO PROTESTORS

Malaitan MPs call on protest leaders, Suidani to refrain from unlawful activities Members of Parliament (MPs) from Malaita within the Government have appealed on the proposed protest leaders and Premier Daniel Suidani to refrain from inciting Malaitans to engage in unlawful activities. This came after they have been reliably informed with grave concerned by the…

MRD clarifies CDF disbursement

The Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) says that the recent release of 90 million funding assistance from the 2020 Budget Approved Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Program and funded by Peoples Republic of China (PRC) Support to Constituency Development projects was paid directly into constituencies bank accounts and not to Members of Parliament (MPs). The Ministry…

PNG Kapuls coach confident of team

PORT MORESBY, (POST COURIER)—-The men’s national soccer team, Kapuls is currently undergoing training at the PNG Football Association academy in Lae with assistant coach Bob Morris. Head coach Marcos Gusmao will be joining the team soon to continue preparations for the 2022 World Cup Oceania Football Confederation qualifiers in Doha, Qatar. Gusmao who is waiting…

Sipakana joins training squad

REAL Kakamora FC’s forward Jaygray Sipakana is confirmed to be the latest Telekom S-league (TSL) player to join the country’s men’a national training squad. The confirmation was made through a statement from the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) yesterday. “Sipakana has been called up by Coach Felipe Vega-Arango for the national team training squad.” The…

Suri to coach women’s team

THE Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has officially appointed Batram Suri as a team coach for the Solomon Islands Women’s national team. Suri was known to have taken up past national coaching duty leading the National U-19 reaching the semi-finals in 2018 and finished second with the U23 at the OFC Olympic Qualifiers. SIFF revealed…

SICCI with government to fight against COVID-19

SOLOMON Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) is robustly joining the national government to fight against Covid-19’s entry to SI and promote vaccination coverage across the nation. SICCI Chairman Ricky Fuo’o assured Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his government during the SICCI Business Excellence Award (BEA) night at Coral Sea Resort & Casino on…