More repatriation flights planned

THE GOVERNMENT through the Oversight Committee has approved more repatriation flights to bring back our nationals from overseas. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) Collin Beck revealed this yesterday during the weekly talk-back show.  These repatriation flights will be operated by Solomon Airlines from November through to December…

Lands revenue records surge

REVENUE collection by the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Survey (MLHS) through land rentals over the years continue to increase and this year is expected to be highest in eight years. This was revealed by the Commissioner of Lands Alan McNeil in an interview with the paper. “Ministry of Lands revenue collected from land rents…

PPC Riolo responds to claims of unlawful lockup

The landowner trustees of Abarafi Ano customary land have accused officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Auki of unlawful arrest. A representative of the Abrafi Ano raised a complaint through the local media stating that Auki RSIPF officers have unlawfully arrested two of their representatives and locked them up for 24 hours…

2nd flight to Philippines tomorrow

THE much-awaited second repatriation flight to airlift our stranded students in Manila, Philippines is all set for tomorrow, 24th of November. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) Collin Beck confirmed this during the weekly talk-back show on Sunday. Mr. Beck said selected people for the flight have already been…

Warriors back in second spot

Defending champions Solomon Warriors FC is back in the second spot with 25 points. This follows their second win of round two of the Telekom S-league (TSL) competition at Lawson Tama yesterday. Warriors continued their fine win gaining another three points defeating KOSSA FC 7-0. Warriors started off taking a 2-0 lead in the first…

SI Government Conveys Condolence to Government and People of PNG on the Passing Away of PNG’s Acting High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, H.E. Dr John Balavu 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, the Honourable Jeremiah Manele joins Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in conveying the heartfelt condolence from the government and people of Solomon Islands’ to the family of the late H.E. Dr. Balavu and to the Government and people of Papua New Guinea for the passing away of Papua…

SIFF to hand over Covid-19 support

THE Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) will hand over its COVID-19 support to Telekom S-League (TSL) clubs next week. SIFF President William Lai confirmed the Covid-19 support will be handed over to all TSL 11 franchise club representatives.  The OFC Solidarity Fund has been developed in order to support staff, volunteers, players, coaches, referees, and…