Ex-militants $3M pay-out

Dear Editor – Like senior lawyer, Gabriel Suri (Issue No. 6071), I too am not sure about the DCC Government’s explanation that the recent $3M pay out to ex-combatants was for their rehabilitation (OPMC Press). Rehabilitation and reintegration are such big words and $3M is big taxpayers’ money engulfed into oblivion, so it seems. How…

Police-chief partnership works well

IT’S good to see chiefs working closely with police to address law and order issues in the settlements around Honiara. Their close collaboration with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force’s (RSIPF) Community Policing Unit has resulted in the low record of criminal cases during the festive season. It’s not an exaggeration to say that most…

Hopes fade as search eased

THE search and rescue centre in Honiara says, there is still no sighting of the missing five people missing at sea between Ulawa Island and Small Malaita. The search and rescue centre says after five days searching the waters within the vicinity of the area, the search and rescue mission operation involving ships, helicopter and…

Kurukuru squad named

The Solomon Islands national futsal squad, Kurukuru has been named for the upcoming 2016 OFC Futsal Championship in Fiji. The final 14-man squad includes a number of experienced futsal players, the likes of Elliot Ragomo, Samuel Osifelo and Micah Lea’alafa having all represented the Kurukuru at the last FIFA Futsal World Cup in 2012. Assistant…

Your victory is our pride: SIFF

The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has praised the young U14 and U12 futsal teams for their ‘impressive’ achievement at the State Futsal Championship in Australia. The U12 boys won the competitions U12 category while the U14 team finished on third place yet another big achievement described by the SIFF secretary general, Neil Poloso during…