The SI-Aust partnership 

Australian High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands His Excellency Dr. Lachlan Strahan on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to discuss the deep partnership between Australia and Solomon Islands. Some of these areas include; health, COVID response, education, labour mobility, infrastructure, inclusive economic growth, gender equality, and security, a statement from the Prime Minister…

Renbel Ibis stun Shields

Renbel Ibis claimed their first three points in the Solomon Cup tournament after defeating Central Shields 1-0 in pool B’s second match at Lawson Tama Stadium, Thursday. It was an evenly contested match and both teams had their chances to score but the ibis side managed to register their winning goal against the Shields side…

Kakamora goes to the top

MAKIRA Ulawa Kakamora goes to the top of pool B in the Solomon Cup tournament with six points following their second win at Lawson Tama, Thursday. Kakamora defeated a determined Isabel Frigates side 3-0 to sit atop Pool B with six points. It was one of the entertaining and tough matches of the current Solomon…

DJOKOVIC’s CITIZENSHIP

Hearing done, judgment next   THE fate of Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff, Robson Djokovic related to his citizenship status will be known next. This paper understands that Mr Djokovic travels using an Australian passport. This followed the completion of a hearing on the issue of Djokovic’s citizenship on Thursday in the High Court. Djokovic is…

Eagles, Tomoko remains undefeated

DEFENDING Champions, Malaita Eagles, and Western Tomoko maintained their undefeated run in pool A of the Solomon Cup tournament following their nil-all draw at Lawson Tama, Wednesday. Despite having chances for goals both teams did not manage to find the back of the net in a match that was described by many as the early…

GOVT ON SIM CARDS, FACEBOOK

The government through the Ministry of Communication and Aviation has announced the temporary suspension of Facebook as policy and lawmakers explore ways to regulate its use. At the same time Government is also working on amending the Telecommunication Act 2009 to ensure all SIM Card owners must undergo registration. Minister Shanel Agovaka announced this yesterday…

Water outage due to high turbidity 

THE ongoing water outage faced by residents of the capital since Sunday is due to the continuing heavy rainfall at the Kongulai water source. This was confirmed by the Solomon Water Custom Care officer to this paper. A customer care officer said the closure of the Kongulai pump and gravity system over the past days…

MOU signed between SIFF and NHA

THE Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) on Monday signed an important Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Hosting Authority (NHA) of the Pacific Games 2023 and the Government. The deal is part of the preparation to build the main stadium at King George Sixth area where the current SIFF Academy is also located. When…

SOLOMON CUP INTENSIFIES

DAY four of the Solomon Cup on Tuesday saw two exciting matches with interesting results. The first match on Tuesday featured Honiara Warriors and Central Shields.  Following their defeat against Isabel frigates, Honiara Warriors came back strong to register their first 3 points during the 1 pm match by thrashing Central Shields with a 7-0 scoreline…

Resettlement plans for low-lying islands

PARLIAMENT has been told that the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management, and Meteorology and the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey have been tasked to develop a resettlement policy for low-lying atolls and artificial islands highly vulnerable to climate change. Environment Minister Dickson Mua Panakitasi disclosed this during the debate on the SINE-DIE…