Sau’s rise to be a FIFA referee

Football journey of a village boy EVERYTHING goes according to plan, whether it is your dream to become somebody or you are being voluntarily chosen to be someone else. For David Sau Olobeni, 50, his humble journey to become the first Solomon Islands’ FIFA badge Assistant Referee is a tale that he himself does not…

Climate change: the lament of a people

ALLOW me to retell a familiar experience of my brothers and sisters living on the artificial islands in the happy isles in a situation we’re stunned and marvel as effects of climate change take its tolls. From the outset, the issue about climate change is its enormity, too big that, the rest of humanity could…

Women end friendship exchange program

HAUNASI women’s group from south Malaita have successfully ended a friendship program they made to Honiara during the Queen’s birthday weekend. The program involved sharing of gifts, as well as learning and interacting amongst women from the Haunasi community and their village folks who are based in Honiara. The theme of the event was “Strong…

Police to execute weekend operation

Police will be conducting a high visibility operation this weekend as part of its crime prevention strategy. Speaking to the media during the weekly police conference yesterday, Deputy Police Commander Juanita Matanga said police will target hot spots and other crimes in relation to anti-social behaviour. Ms Matanga said such operation requires the support and…

RSIPF acknowledges, farewells Ney’s service

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has farewell Participating Police Force (PPF) Commander Mark Ney on Thursday. The farewell was held during the normal Thursday police parade held at the Police Headquarter at Rove. Deputy Police Commander Juanita Matanga yesterday at the weekly police conference acknowledged the work the outgoing PPF commander has done…

SIG 2017 scholarships open for application

SCHOLARSHIP application form for the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) sponsorship scheme is now being released this week, a report from the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) has confirmed. This is open for Solomon Islanders who have been employed and wishing to further their studies (in-service) as well as high school students who…

SIPA account to be audited

THE Auditor General (AG) is in the process of appointing an external auditing firm to audit the accounts of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). This is to find out any irregularities in SIPA’s account following the sacking of former Chief Executive Officer, Colin Yow recently. Chairman of SIPA Board, Billy Titiulu said they are working…

Bring the students home, urges Sikua

LEADER of Independent group Dr Derek Sikua is reinforcing the call by the Parliamentary Opposition for the government  to immediately repatriate the Solomon Islands students home from various institutions in Papua New Guinea. In a statement on Thursday, Dr Sikua says that there are three pertinent reasons why the government should swiftly act. “Firstly, the…

MP clarified disputes in Vanikoro

Member of Parliament (MP) for Temotu Vatu Freedah Tuki Soriacomua rubbishes claims made by her election rivals, who resort to criminal attitudes to disturb the constituency project to develop a growth centre in Vanikoro. It was reported to this paper that Member of Parliament (MP) for Temotu Vatu Fredah Tuki Soriacomua is aligning with Ngu…