All The Best, Semi: Ryan

LONDON, (FIJI SUN) – Vodafone Fijian 7s star Semi Kunatani has signed a two-year deal with France club, Toulouse. And coach Ben Ryan has wished him well. Ryan also anticipated his continued involvement next season as well as the 2016 Rio Olympics. “Semi goes with our blessing and we wish him all the best next…

Fijians in custody

HONG KONG , ( FIJI TIMES) – Three Fijian rugby touch players were arrested and charged with robbery in Hong Kong earlier this week, the Hong Kong police have confirmed. The three men aged 20, 26 and 29 were part of the Browning Bombers touch rugby team that was invited to be part of the…

Red Cross appeal week

Dear Editor – This is the Red Cross appeal week in the Solomon Islands, running from 12 to 15 May, an event regularly held in order to raise funds to support the shortfall in the organization’s finances due to cut backs in donor funds by national and external agencies. It is worth recalling the Red…

Media, social media

Dear Editor – The Solomon Islands is blessed with a free press which allows for a sharing of news and views.  It is encouraging; too, to witness how social media is changing the way citizens are beginning to exercise their democratic rights and enabling e-democracy to take hold. Social media must never be used to…

Plight of disabled patients

Dear Editor – The recent report in your newspaper that two diabetic patients who were reportedly told to “discharge” from the National Referral Hospital and were not fed for at least nine days, if true, is shocking. The news article claimed the couple, one aged 73 and the other aged 38, both disabled with only…

City mayor under fire

Contract controversy engulfs council CITY mayor Alfrence Fatai and his council chairmen are accused of engaging their wantoks and relatives to do contracted jobs for the council. “They have virtually taken over the role of the council’s Works Division,” a city council source told the Solomon Star. “Since they came in, they cancelled existing contractors…

Alleged bank robbers out on bail

ALL accused in the Westpac Bank daylight robbery incident early this year are out on bail except for Gabi Selo. Gabi Selo is facing one count of robbery and another count of grievous harm for allegedly chopping off the wrist of a security officer. He remains in custody and will return to the court again…

Man jailed for house Break-in offences

A MAN is in jail after pleading guilty to numerous charges relating to breaking into people’s properties and stealing valuables. Reginald Wai, 22, was sentenced yesterday to a total of four and a half years imprisonment, which was backdated to when he was taken into custody. These were for the charges of two counts of…