The vanishing island

The 16-seater shudders on the breeze. Below, a small grid of unsealed roads runs through a village of fibro buildings ringed by palm and jungle trees. A contracting grass airstrip dips at each end into the blue of the Pacific. It could be the setting for a film about the end of the world. And…

Register now for G’Day fun day

The Australian High Commission staff are working hard to prepare for the upcoming G’Day Solomon Islands Fun Run. With only three weeks before the Fun Run, Honiara locals are encouraged to register at the Australian High Commission. The first 4000 entries will receive a FREE G’Day Solomon Islands Fun Run t-shirt. Acting Australian High Commissioner…

School netball registration closes

The Honiara Netball Association registration for the School netball competition closes today The HNA Executive is very excited by the number of school teams that have shown interest and have registered. So far, schools that have registered are St Nicholas, Selwyn College, Panatina, Mbua Valley, Chung Wah and Woodford, President Shalom Akao Waita said, “HNA…

Weightlifting praised for achievement

Solomon Islands Weightlifting has once again been praised for its achievements in competitions abroad. Just a few days ago Solomon Islands flag was raised when young female weightlifter, Arina Kalibiu scooped bronze medal in the women’s 69kg weight category at the Commonwealth Youth Games held over the past two weeks in Apia, Samoa. A statement…

SINU to introduce new programs for students

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) will give priority to areas which will directly impact the health and well-being of the Solomon islanders and also economy of the country and creating employment. That was according to SINU Vice Chancellor Dr Glynn Galo when talking about the new developing programs. In a statement on Thursday, Dr…

Bank teller’s larceny trial ends

THE TRIAL of the case of a former Bank of South Pacific (BSP) officer accused of stealing more than $73,000 from the bank in 2014 completed, Thursday. Closing submissions on the case will be made in court on October 2 before Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota. Alice Gila Chachabule Lalase of Isabel has stood trial for…

Strike looms

Council workers issue 28 days strike threat Honiara City Council (HCC) direct employees who are members of the Workers Union Solomon Islands (WUSI) have issued a 28 days strike notice to the administration of the city council yesterday. The 28 days strike notice which became effective as of yesterday was issued after WUSI held a…

PM congratulates Australia’s Turnbull

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SIWIBA supports limited rearmament

The decision by the Government to consider the limited rearmament of the Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIPF) has been acknowledged by members of the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA). This followed a briefing on the staged limited rearmament of the RSIPF project by a team representing the Ministry of Police, National Security and…