We’ve gone lower with our soccer

SOLOMON Islands has continued its drop in the FIFA ranking once more, hitting its lowest ranking ever since 1993. In the previous FIFA Ranking released in March, Solomon Islands moved a spot down from 183 to 184, now it has dropped by eights spots to settle on 192th place making it the worst rank the…

Dull start for United

WESTERN United FC made a dull start to their Oceania Club Champions League campaign, losing their opening match 0-1 to Vanuatu’s Amicale FC last Saturday in Fiji. The chances of advancing to the second round of the competition are slim, putting them in a much tougher position. United are now in a position where they…

It’s not over yet!

Western United vows to regroup and fight back after going down 0-1 to Amicale FC of Vanuatu in their opening OFC champions League match in Suva, Fiji, Saturday night. Coach Ricardo De Vivo declared after the game: “It’s not over yet. “We will regroup to compete in our remaining two matches.” United will meet Auckland…

Contractor claims they pay PS $100,000

Lomo in hot water AVIATION permanent secretary Francis Lomo and his property manager David Kona are in hot waters. This was after a contractor revealed in a report Mr Lomo and Mr Kona received funds that were meant for refurbishment of the Civil Aviation control tower at Henderson Airport. LB Construction & Joinery, which was…

Girl faces murder over dead baby

A 17-YEAR-OLD female student who has been charged with the murder of a fully formed baby found dead at the Henderson area, on Good Friday has been bailed on Friday. The juvenile, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court for remand but was however bailed on a principal bail…

Gov’t officials to visit Malaita

A  HIGH level delegation from the Ministry Of Aviation and Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) will visit Malaita Monday and Tuesday this week. Malaita premier Peter Ramohia confirmed this. He said the delegation will comprised some MPs from Malaita. Mr Ramohia said the delegation will first meet with landowners of Gwaunaru’u Airfield, with the view of…

Duo held over Lungga killing

POLICE are still investigation the case involving the death of a young man found floating at Lungga creek, East of Honiara last month. Two men from Temotu, Mark Nalua and Banabus Mwema has been arrested and charged for the murder of the young lad from Western Province. The duo appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court…

Work on Auki road to start June

WORK to tar-seal roads in Malaita provincial capital Auki is expected to start in June. That was according to premier Peter Ramohia. Cost of the project will be funded by the national government and donors. He added requests have also been sent to the national government and donors for funds to tar-seal the province’s north,…

Market closed for urgent repair

THE Honiara Central Market has been closed for an indefinite period as of Friday. This was after the Honiara City Council’s executive passed it in a way of resolution, Thursday. Market Master Saxon Ofata said the reason behind the closure is to give time for major improvements to be carried out in the main market.…