SIFF pays tribute 

THE Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has paid tribute to one of the young aspiring footballers, former national U17 player Christ Satu who passed away in Honiara over the weekend following a short illness. In a statement, SIFF said: “On behalf of the president of the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF), Provincial member associations, the…

Cash water and power

Dear Editor – Please help. I’m trying to top-up cash water and power using mobile banking 277 and it is useless. It seems it occurs especially on the weekends. Can Solomon Water and Solomon Power advise if they can make these services available at shops similar to the ones you can get top-ups from Solomon…

Corruption

Dear Editor – In a couple of recent letters of mine I made mention the fact that despite high-level parties in the Solomon Islands looking into how best to solve corruption there was no clear answer found to tackle the scourge of corruption, recently said to be Solomon Island’s Elephant. Three or four possible reasons…

The enduring faith

Dear Editor – As even time swiftly developments on Bangkok where I have found home for many years since leaving the Solomon Islands as long ago as 1999, I reflected on the many countries I was privileged to have served in as a policeman since 1959 and decided to turn to U Tube on my…

NEW PATROL BOAT

To be named ‘Patrol Boat 06 Taro’ coming May   THE Australian Government will provide Solomon Islands with its sixth brand-new Guardian-class Patrol Boat named RSIPV Taro in May. The support comes just over a year after it supplied Patrol Boat Gizo in November 2019. This changeover will happen when RSIPV Auki completes its cycle…

ESP OFFICER DISCIPLINED

AN officer working under the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) has been disciplined for discrepancies in the implementation of the funds. This was revealed by the Chairman of the ESP Committee McKinnie Dentana on Sunday during the fortnightly talk-back show. He said, the officer was reassigned to another department after his was caught. He reminded the public…

NZ envoy pays PM a visit

New Zealand High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Her Excellency Georgina Roberts on Monday paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. The meeting was held at the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC), a statement issued by the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. High Commissioner Roberts during the meeting commended PM for his…

Dala Bridge in worst state

Villagers help out to fix Dala Bridge in west Kwara’ae, Malaita province. THE current deteriorating state of the Dala Bridge in west Kwara’ae has denied vehicles and passengers from east and northern regions of Malaita from reaching Auki town. It was reported that the bridge was damaged as a result of the continuous heavy rain…