MEDHR might face forfeiture

The ministry of education soccer team is likely to face forfeiture after reports of fielding a player from another ministry. This follows their win against the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) soccer team on Wednesday which they won 3-0 in penalty shootout. It was an equally fought match with both sides having their chances at goal…

Driver escapes after traffic accident

POLICE are on the lookout for the driver of a white Caldina car which was involved in a traffic accident at the Kukum highway Wednesday morning. According to the Police Media Unit (PMU), the car was driving down Vura road, heading eastward when it crossed the road and eventually bumped into two other vehicles, an…

Unhygienic practices, a concern

CONCERNS have been raised by the public over the many unhygienic practices by some inconsiderate citizens in public places within Honiara. One of the main concerns was littering and also disposal of human faeces in public areas and facilities throughout Honiara. A latest example of this occurred yesterday in front of the Magistrates court when…

Satu questions the use of grant

CHIEF Robert Satu has called on the government to explain how it used the grant of $48.8 million from PNG. Mr Satu believed the money has been allegedly misused since the government has not budgeted for in their 2014 budget. He claimed that he should be one of the beneficiaries of this money after putting…

Mrs Tozaka on MSG election observer team

SOLOMON Islands has joined an observer team from the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) to observe Fiji elections, held on Wednesday. The national government selected Jane Tozaka, an executive member of the Western Provincial Government to join the MSG Observer Team. Mrs Tozaka is the wife of outgoing Member of Parliament for North Vella La vella,…

City council to dissolve Dec 9

HONIARA City Council will dissolve on December 9 this year. And city council voters are expected to go to the polls on December 10. City Clerk Charles Kelly confirmed, Wednesday. Mr Kelly said preparations are on the way as council heads towards dissolving the house. “Plans are in place and the current executive and council…

Foreign affairs seeks to fill overseas missions

Government through the ministry of foreign affairs and external trade is seeking to fill three head of mission posts overseas. The ministry’s permanent secretary Beraki Jino said the government needs to fill the Ambassador to Taiwan in Taipei, as the former holder, Laurie Chan, has resigned to contest the 2014national elections later this year. He…

School fee hike irks parents

INCREASES in school fees has raised grave concerns for parents who have been struggling to foot their children’s fees every year despite the government’s fee free education policy. The policy, which was implemented back in 2004 and carried on by the caretaker NCRA government, was part of the MDG (Millennium Development Goals), which stated that…