Western Turtle training squad

Western Province has named 28 football players for the Western Turtles training squad. The squad comprises of three goal keepers, 10 defenders, eight midfielders and seven forward players. These players were selected from the recently held Western Cup tournament in Gizo. The Western Turtles is one of the strong contenders of the previous Solomon Cup…

All Whites in driving seat

OFC: New Zealand stamped their authority on Group B by brushing aside Vanuatu 5-0 while Fiji kept their OFC Nations Cup hopes alive with a hard fought 1-0 win over the Solomon Islands on Match Day 3 of the competition at Sir John Guise Stadium Tuesday evening. Following their comprehensive win the All Whites are…

Get ready for plain packaging!

WORLD No Tobacco Day, on 31 May every year, highlights the burden of tobacco and tobacco-related harm. In Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), tobacco use is still a common habit. Between 25% and 75% of adult males, and 20% and 59% of adult females were current smokers according to data available for 14 PICTS…

SITCO’s bullying tactic

Dear Editor – I write to express my concern at the attitude of the staffs of Solomon Islands Tobacco Limited who for the past months have threatened us the market vendors. Since February this year staffs of Solomon Islands Tobacco Company Limited (SITCO) have been visiting us at the Kukum market purposely to preach one…

Solrice import Vietnam rice

Dear Editor – Very interesting indeed and what a hypocritical turn after much ado about “poor quality Vietnamese rice” and after much effort in putting a stop to SIPA’s efforts to sell lower, affordable  priced rice to Solomon Islanders, Nick Ellis has the guts to promote “good quality Vietnamese rice” for sale to Solomon Islanders.…

Airport facelift

Big plans for Gwaunaru’u SOLOMON Airlines says plans are in place to tar-seal and build a lighting system for Gwaunaru’u Airport in Malaita. Chief Executive Officer Ron Sumsum announced this on Wednesday at the commissioning of the airport, following its reopening, Monday. Gwaunaru’u, the third busiest domestic airport in the country, was closed down more…

Use of breathalyser commences today

Legislation for the alcohol testing of drivers or operators of vehicles has been gazetted and is now in force.  The Police and Transport Legislation (Amendment) (Alcohol Testing) Act 2016 commenced operation on 1st June 2016. The Act provides police with the power to require the driver or person in charge of a vehicle to submit…