Local signs up with PNG club

Gigira Laitepo United in Papua New Guinea (PNG) National Soccer League NSL has signed Patrick Miniti Jr as the club is looking to boost its campaign this year.  This was confirmed by Miniti Jr in an interview with the Star Sports from Port Moresby yesterday. According to Gigira team manager Thomas Taberia, the signing of…

Governor General on employment

We all have to build Solomon Islands, its economy and protect its reputation as a country of progress, peace, stability and vision. These are the words of the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui, when delivering his New Year’s speech last week. He said that, we are all aware that there is high unemployment in our…

Kama: report corrupt customs officers to me

Comptroller of Customs and Excise Division Nathan Kama has reiterated his call to the public to report any form of demand imposed by Customs officer in exchange for the execution of their mandated duties. Mr Kama made the call in respond to reports alleging that some customs officers have demanded payment charges from owners of…

Opposition questions $3m payout

THE Parliamentary Opposition has questioned the Government’s approach in remunerating former combatants of the Malaita Eagles Force (MEF). The $3 million payment which was done on the eve of Christmas last year was described by the Opposition as unfair to the citizens of this country, especially the victims of the ethnic tension including those who…

Inquest into search and rescue operation

THE Marine Authority will hold its internal De-briefing 10am today in Honiara after it was postponed on Monday. The De-briefing session is to carry out an internal inquest into circumstances surrounding handling of the search and rescue operations by its officials in relation to the tragic death of three men whose bodies were washed ashore…

Male babies more than females

SEVENTY percent of babies born on Christmas day at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara are male while 30 percent are female. Staff nurse in-charge of the maternity ward said of the 18 babies born on Christmas day at the maternity labor ward, 12 were male while six were female. She said the 18…

Application for 2016 ROC scholarship now opens

The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in a statement yesterday said, in association with the Education Ministry of Solomon Islands, they are pleased to announce that 2016 Taiwan Scholarship Program is open for application from January 15 to March 15. Eligible Solomon Islands high school graduates are encouraged to lodge application to fulfill…