Students join in Commonwealth celebration

ABOUT 52 students from various high schools around Honiara took part in the annual Commonwealth celebration on Monday. The event was staged at the Paul Tovua Complex which featured speeches and poems read out by the students. The event was organized to commemorate the Commonwealth day. The programme was hosted at the Solomon Islands National…

New TSL champ

A historic win for  United to claim the title after 4 years Western United FC is a $100, 000 richer after they won the Telekom S-League championship defeating Koloale FC 4-2 in the grand final at the Lawson Tama Stadium, Monday. Western United came from behind with two goals down to finish off with a…

MP Assaulted

Special Secretary to Prime Minister (SSPM) Andrew Muaki has come under the spotlight for allegedly assaulting the Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Makira over the weekend. Reports reaching the paper said, the incident occurred at the Iron Bottom Sound (IBS) hotel in Rove, West Honiara on Friday night. It all happened after both men…

Villagers claim they’re left out

These Guadalcanal landowners yesterday claimed they were deliberately left out from the proposed Tina Hydro Project in central Guadalcanal. And they urged the government to include them in the proposed hydro development. “We were originally part of the negotiations but deliberately left out during the second phase of the project,” spokesman and Bahomea paramount chief…

Tears shed as road reaches Okwala village

Apart from funeral services, one is not accustomed to seeing people shedding tears during prayer service, and much less so during a thanks-giving service. But an opening thanks-giving prayer to an event held at Okwala village in the central highlands of Malaita Province has drawn tears and sobs from many in the crowd – including…

Sogavare: We must not sigh away from Papua

THE MSG says while it respects the sovereignty of Indonesia over West Papua, it will still vigorously pursue the reports of the violation of human rights in the country that is struggling for self-determination. Allegations of gruesome human rights abuses perpetrated by Indonesian armed forces on West Papuans have been widely reported, however, no concrete…

Indonesia supports Palestinian independence?

What about West Papua? United Liberation Movement for West Papua  The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) just held its extraordinary summit in Jakarta from 6 to 7 March, with the theme “Independence is the right of all nations”. The Government of the Republic of Indonesia reaffirmed its support for the independence and sovereignty of Palestine.…

A young woman in a warehouse?

A female doing men’s job in a warehouse is a thing of the past for 23-year-old, young and plucky Phyllis Entrikin. Known affectionately as Phylli to her colleagues and friends, the young Vonavona beauty was the Procurement Officer for the National Fisheries Development (NFD) Limited – one of the biggest tuna establishments, based in Noro…

Naha builds new ECE classroom for students

Naha Community High School in east Honiara opened a new classroom for its Early Child Education (ECE), Friday. School principal John Francis Mamani said this was a new dawn for the ECE division of the school.  “Thank teachers, parents and guardians for your working together that resulted in this building that we are here to…

New claims against SIPA

Overseas shipper withdraws service here ESCALATING costs in tariffs and port handling charges at the Point Cruz Wharf would be passed on to consumers, a business leader has warned. The warning comes as the saga surrounding allegations of possible money laundering and unapproved expenditures continue to dog the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Chief Executive…