Ugi wharf is a national project, not MUP initiative

THE wharf construction underway at Selwyn bay in Ugi island is not the Makira Ulawa provincial (MUP) government wharf as reported on Sunday Star newspaper on Sunday by Mr. George Atkin from Kirakira. Member of Parliament (MP) for Ulawa-Ugi William Bradford Marau said the wharf is a national government-funded project intended for the constituency. “The…

Konofilia says it’s unfair

ROYALS Football Academy founder Joel Konofilia says SIFF is unfair with their decision for not quickly responding to the incident involving a Solomon Warriors FC player and Henderson Eels player. Konofilia was responding to a recent clarification from the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF).  “Firstly the question that needs answering is, why did the SIFF…

CHINA MAIN GAMES SPONSOR

The Government of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) has agreed to fund all the major sporting facilities for the 2023 Pacific Games (PG).   In a media press conference on Tuesday, the Head of Chinese Embassy Taskforce, Yao Ming has announced that the Chinese Government has agreed to fund the major projects for the 2023…

Locals safe to date in Canada: Dwivedi

SOLOMON Islands nationals in Canada are safe to-date with no reported cases of Coronavirus affecting them. That’s according to Solomon Islands Honorary Consul General to Canada Ashwant Dwivedi. “We are in difficult times,” Dwivedi told the Solomon Star last night. “I urge Solomon Islanders to keep Canada and Canadians in their prayers,” he added. “After…

Law to prohibit illicit material, soon

WITH the increasing accessibility to the internet by youths and mostly adult males the government will introduce the Cinematography Bill to prohibit illicit materials. That’s according to Governor-General Sir David Vunagi during his traditional ‘Speech from the Throne’ in the parliament on Monday. “With the prevailing and proliferation use of the internet we have seen…

HIGH RISK

• High chance Covid-19 infect suspect• Official result yet to arrive• Third sample sent By ANDREW FANASIA A local medical expert revealed that there is a high chance that coronavirus (COVID-19) will spread as the symptoms shown by the suspects is similar to COVID-19. The test result is expected from Melbourne, Australia today. Speaking to…

Liloqula: no funds from China to date

CHINA is yet to provide any budget support to the Solomon Islands since the two countries established diplomatic ties last August. That’s according to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) Ruth Liloqula. “From their investigations, we have not seen any financial inputs from China in the RCDF budget component to date,”…

LAND FURORE

Commissioner to resume controversial Kukum site By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN LANDS Commissioner Alan McNeil on Tuesday assured the public he is in the process of resuming part of the Kukum back road that was controversially given away in 2009 to a private developer. A previous commissioner allocated the site to a Chinese businessman. There was public furore…

DUO END TRIALS 

SOLOMON Island young footballers, Raphael Lea’i and Leon Kofana have completed their trials with Melbourne Victory in Australia. This was confirmed by the Oceania Football Centre. The duo has been training with the Melbourne Victory U18 team in the first week and the U21 squad in the second week.  “BASI Futbol confirmed that Solomon Islands…

Suidani recaps on MARA history

MALAITA Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani opened the Malaita Province 4th Full Assembly Budget Meeting yesterday by reflecting on MARA’s brief history over the past eight months.  Premier Suidani who is well-known for his openness on national and provincial issues reminded his fellow MPAs that Malaita Alliance for Rural Advancement (MARA) over the past 8 months…