Officers ordered to appeal in court

TWO police officers from the Henderson Police Station have been ordered to appear in court next Friday to show cause in relation to some missing exhibits. This was after the lawyer representing a couple, Patterson and Grace Natei, applied to court to impose this order so that the officers can appear in court and explain…

Police will not tolerate corruption, says chief

POLICE Commissioner Frank Prendergast said the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will not tolerate corrupt activity. He was referring to the suspension of the acting Provincial Commander of Guadalcanal Province Superintendent Clement Marigeni over alleged receiving of bribe. Mr Prendergast confirmed Marigeni’s suspension and he’s being charged with a corruption related matter. He however,…

Swire Shipping opens door to local seafarers

A LOCAL seafarer sets history this week when he became the first Solomon Islander to be recruited by international liner operator, Swire Shipping. Fred Langley was recruited under Swire’s seafarer recruitment programme. In his first deployment, Mr Langley,39, from Guadalcanal Province, joined Swire Shipping’s multipurpose vessel, MV Chengtu, as 4thEngineer. “I am running out of…

Curse or mismanagement

When anything goes wrong, there are always two explanations: blame it on bad luck or poor judgment. When an economy does badly in terms of poor rates of growth or inflation, economists put the blame on shocks: external or internal. When an economy does well in terms of high rates of growth or low inflation,…

Central Roviana crowned champs

Central Roviana football team has been crowned the 2016 Western cup football tournament champions after facing off and winning 2-0 to a very strong Southeast Vella team on Thursday at Gizo’s John. F. Kennedy stadium. Wearing their newly received uniform in black and gold they stormed the field against an all red Vella securing their…

Vanuatu Sports Journalists’ Association formed

PORT VILA,  (ONOC) – Pacific Islands News Association  (PINA) president Moses Stevens is the chairman of the newly formed Vanuatu Sports Journalists’ Association. Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) and Vanuatu Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (VASANOC) organised a media workshop which culminated with the election of office bearers for the new association at…

PAC 7s rugby set to go

The 2016 PAC Sevens Rugby Tournament will take place this Saturday 21st May at DC Park Rugby Field, Henderson. Pool Games kick-off at 9:30am and finals will start around 2:00pm on Saturday. The event is hosted by HammerHeads Rugby Club and is the 3rd rugby event for the year. The major sponsor of this event…

Futsal league tomorrow

Lawson Tama Stadium is set to come alive tomorrow morning as Bulk Shop Futsal League will officially kick off their league matches. Michael Bate’e of the Solomon Islands Sports Coalition (SISC) confirmed this to Star Sports on Thursday. “We would like to  urge all parents, guardians and teachers’ to come and support the kids during…

Police to stage operations

POLICE will be conducting some operations in Honiara targeting hotspots area for anti-social behaviour this weekend. Police Commander Frank Prendergast said they will be conducting the operation in the township area particularly in east Honiara, central Honiara and west Honiara at white river. “We are asking public to assist police iduring that time and report…

SICCI: we are a legal entity

SOLOMON Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (SICCI) has maintained the organisation has not been in breach of any laws. SICCI chairman Jay Bartlett reiterated this following recent media publicity casting doubt and questioning his organisation’s legality. “SICCI is an organisation of members with similar interests and is the Peak representative body for the private…