Braxier is new Australian envoy to Solomons

AUSTRALIA has announced its new high commissioner to Solomon Islands. He is Roderick Brazier, who is expected to take up his new role next month. Making the announcement yesterday, Australia’s Foreign Affairs minister Julie Bishop said: “Today I announce the appointment of Mr Roderick Brazier as Australia’s next High Commissioner to Solomon Islands. “Australia’s warm…

Tahiti edges Solo

Solomon Islands was defeated 1-0 by host, Tahiti yesterday in the first leg playoff in the third stage of the World Cup Qualifiers. It was an equally fought out match between the Tahiti and Solomon Islands which saw them end the first half scoreless despite a handful of scoring opportunities. A free kick early in…

Three committees proposed for games

THE Pacific Games 2023 Bill will establish three committees to run the event. They are the Hosting Authority, Organising Committee and Facilities Committee. Chairman of National Sports Council, Gabriel Suri said the organizing committee is an independent committee. He said the organizing committee deals with organizing the event, and facilities committee deals with facilities. Mr…

Speaker firm on decision

Provincial Assembly Speaker for the Rennell and Bellona Provincial Government remains firm on his decision to disqualify Kuschel Tepuke as the Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) for ward 10, West Bellona. Brian Sa’oba maintained his stand on the matter after critics alleged that he compromised his job by advocating on behalf of the Premier…

GALO RESIGNS

Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Glynn Galo has stepped down from office following heavy protest by the university students on Monday. The peaceful protest which nearly turned violent was staged in front of the VC office for nearly five hours with the students armed with their banners demanding him to step…

Couple found dead in home

THE gruesome discovery of a dead couple inside their home yesterday evening has shocked the community of Mbumburu, Lengakiki in West Honiara. And they are still coming to terms with the incident which is under now Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) investigation. Initial report said, the husband who is from Tikopia is a teacher…

Officer suspended after road incident

A POLICE officer who was involved in a road incident in which a child was killed has been suspended while investigations continue. That was according to acting police commissioner Juanita Matanga. The incident occurred at Vura road last Tuesday afternoon. Ms Matanga said the officer was suspended to allow an independent investigation to be carried…

Dolphin owner to sue gov’t

THE Management of Solmarine Mammal Breeding Centre says it is taking legal action against the government over the raid done to its dolphin research facility on Mbungana, Gela, last Saturday. Officials from the Ministry of Fisheries and police in Honiara raided the facility and released 27 dolphins kept in pens by Solmarine. “Solmarine has not…

FIRE TRAGEDY

Early morning blaze destroys Hatanga head office FIRE fighters were unable to stop an early morning blaze that gutted the headquarters of Hatanga Ltd at Ranadi, east Honiara, last Friday. By day break, the main complex that housed the company’s office and warehouse was gone. “The fire started at around 3am,” a neighbour told the…