U14 Junior Kurukuru squad named

THE Junior U14 Kurukuru team who will be representing the country in the 2020 Australian National Futsal Championship early next year was announced, Tuesday. According to reports, the team comprises of 11 players selected from SISC popular 2019 Bulk Shop Junior Futsal League. The team is currently undergoing intensive training under the leadership of head…

New dental facility here

A ROTARY volunteer dental team from Australia has installed equipment and furnishings for seven modern new dental surgeries and a sterilizing room, to establish a National Oral Health centre for the Solomon Islands.  In 2017 the National Referral Hospital in Honiara offered Rotary part of a building they intended to use as a dental clinic…

Suimae hails waste management initiative

FRIENDS of the City President Judah Suimae says he really appreciated the ‘School Re-thinking Plastic Initiative’ program under the UNDP Waste Management Innovation Initiative in partnership with Solomon Islands Government (SIG). Suimae made the acknowledgement remarks as a participant in Tuesday’s validation workshop on the initiative conducted by UNDP.  He said the program is a…

MISSIONARY JAILED

A HONIARA magistrate has warned sexual predators, paedophiles or sex predators that they will face the music should they be caught in this jurisdiction. Principal Magistrate Felix Hollison delivered the stern warning yesterday when sentencing the Australian missionary, Rev. Kevin Rietveld, 72, to three years imprisonment yesterday. Rietveld was sentenced after pleading guilty to seven…

WHO boss arrives today

WORLD Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director Dr Takeshi Kasai arrives here today to meet with health leaders and to reinforce the organization’s commitment to supporting the government to improve the wellbeing of Solomon Islanders. Dr Kasai is Director of the Western Pacific Region, which is home to more than one-quarter of the world’s population and…

Auga welcomes petition decision

MEMBER of Parliament for Lau/Mbaelelea, Augustine Auga says the dismissal of the election petition case against him yesterday shows his clean win in the 2019 National General Elections. Justice Leonard Maina dismissed the allegations of bribery and undue influence against Auga due to insufficient evidence following a one week trial. Speaking to the Solomon Star…