Criticism against Renbel

Dear Editor – Please allow me space to respond to so many Rennell and Bellona critics in the papers, facebook, radio, phones and text massages concerning logging and prospecting in Rennell. On the outset, can I please ask critics to refrain from using des-respective languages as “stupid idiot”, “arrogant authority”, “cheap signatures”, etc, etc. We…

Don’t lose focus: Takayawa

FBC SPORTS —The 2002 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Nacanieli Takayawa says Team Fiji should not lose sight of their goals when competing in their various events. Takayawa departed with the first batch of athletes for the games in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday and will serve as an official for Fiji’s lone judoka, Josateki Naulu. Takayawa…

Unpaid bills, services disconnected

State owned school hit again with water and power cut State owned King George Sixth (KGVI) school has been punished for its hefty unpaid with the disconnection of water and electricity to the school in the past days. And this is likely to result in the slow start of its second semester classes. Solomon Water…

Talasasa festival set to go

The much awaited Aquila Talasasa festival will is set to be staged this week. However it would be staged on a low scale due to lack of funds. This was revealed by the Western provincial tourism minister Chris Mesepitu. “The festival will be organised on a small scale since the organising committee is facing financial…

Row halts flights

ALL international flights between Nadi, Fiji and Honiara operated by Fiji Airways and Solomon Airlines have been suspended indefinitely. This follows a stand-off between the civil aviation authorities of the two Melanesian countries which has been going since early this month without any solution. As a result Fijian authorities have denied Solomon Airlines from landing…

Students plan boycott

Government-funded Solomon Islands students, studying at the Divine Word University (DWU) in Madang, Papua New Guinea have issued a seven days ultimatum to their sponsor as a result of non-payment of allowances. A statement from the DWU Solomon Islands students association (SISA) yesterday said failure by the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) will result in the…

Australian ship here to support pacific fisheries

Crew will also take on the best Solomon Islands football players! Australian navy ship HMAS Parramatta will be visiting Honiara until today. This is part of a three weeks goodwill deployment to the South Pacific. “We are very pleased to welcome HMAS Parramatta to Solomon Islands,” said Australian High Commissioner Andrew Byrne. “The crew will…

Police under spotlight

The continuous ill-disciplined actions of several police officers continue to come under the spotlight from the public which has raised serious questions about discipline within the force and its integrity. This came following reports claiming several police officers are consuming alcohol in their bus while travelling back into town from Mamara over the weekend. The…

Short urged to quit call for surrender

A GROUP of Central Kwara’ae chiefs have called on former police chief, Frank Short to stop interfering with the local justice system of the country and also to stop his calls for fugitive Edmond Sae to surrender to police. Mr Sae is wanted for the murder of then Police Commissioner Sir Fred Soaki. In an…