New ACOM Archbishop election today

MEMBERS of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) in the country are on the edge, as the provincial Electoral Board of Members meet to elect their sixth archbishop today. In an interview with the ACOM’s communication officer Aldrin Peloko, he said that Provincial Electoral Board of Members is now at the headquarters of the sisters…

Kurukuru on the lead

AFTER Day Three of the 2016 OFC Futsal Championship the defending champions, Solomon Islands National Futsal Team, known as Kurukurus are currently leading the competition with nine points from three successive victory. Their 4-1 victory over hot contenders Futsal Whites edged them a step closer to 2016 Futsal World Cup set for Colombia later this…

LCC to probe $15,000 bribe

NEWLY appointed Chairman of the Leadership Code Commission (LCC) Solomon Kalu says his office will probe into allegations of $15,000 bribery payment to Naha Police officers by the Member of Parliament for Lau Baelelea, Augustine Auga. He said if the allegations were true, it would amount to a breach of code of conduct by both…

Toilets at Honiara airport criticised

TOILET facilities at Honiara International airport especially the female convenience restroom has been criticised as bearing no concern for privacy. The criticisms which went spiral over social media web described the female restroom as the only one worldwide that did not cater for privacy of the users. Concerned critics said the female toilets did not…

Rural schools as better as urban schools

PRINCIPAL of Faufanea community high school (FCHS), Malaita Provincial has assured parents that academic standards students receive in rural community schools are of equal footing to that received by students at urban schools. The principal, Michael Booboo Ma’akalo made this assurance in an effort to convince parents who hold conflicting views on the level of…

Tension murder accused acquitted

THE man who faced charges for the death of three people during the height of the ethnic tension in 2003 has been acquitted. This was after the court found no evidence against John Meti yesterday during a short form preliminary inquiry. After going through the committal papers, Principal Magistrate found no evidence to sustain the…