PM lauds Sir George’s contribution

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has described the late Sir George Lepping as a meritorious statesman and commended the people of Pirumeri in the Shortland Islands for the service he rendered to the state. Mr Sogavare made the remarks yesterday when paying tribute to the late Sir George at a state funeral held for the country’s…

Fatai is new city mayor

HONIARA City Council has a new mayor. He is Alfrence Fatai of Vura ward. Mr Fatai polled 16 votes against his contender, Charles Cheka Aiwasuga, who received only two votes after round one of voting. One vote was rejected after the councillor did not ink the x sign on it. Former city mayor, Andrew Mua…

New TARD champs

Panama-Sulagwalu claimed titled for first time THE annual To’abaita Authority Rural Development (TARD) soccer tournament in north Malaita has a new champion. They are Panama-Sulagwalu Football Club who claimed the title for the first time this year after beating Green Snails in a nail-baiting grand-final at Bita’ama on Christmas eve. Panama-Sulagwalu entered the TARD championship…

Three vie for mayor’s job

THREE candidates will contest the Honiara City Council (HCC) mayor’s post today (Tuesday). They are former mayor Andrew Mua and two newly elected councillors Alpheus Fatai (Vura ward) and Charles Cheka Aiwasuga (Naha ward). City clerk Charles Kelly declined to disclose the names of the candidates when nominations closed at 6pm yesterday, but the Solomon…

Patients touched by visits

MEMBERS of the South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) central church in Honiara yesterday visited patients at the National Referral Hospital to pray and share gifts. They are the latest group to visit the hospital during this Christmas season. On Christmas day, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s family and Rotary Club of Honiara, paid similar visits. SSEC…

Call to rebuild Auki clinic

THE incoming Malaita Provincial government has been urged to build a new clinic in Auki. The call was made by members of the Auki public during a public forum held at the provincial capital with the newly elected members last week. One of the speakers said the existing clinic needs to be relocated because it…