Volleyball teams still winless

A TOTAL of seven matches for the men’s and women’s volleyball teams have produced no victories for Solomon Islands, the latest being two defeats on Tuesday. The tournament is being held in the gymnasium of Samoa’s National University, and the men were up first on court one.  They faced The Federated States of Micronesia and…

First meat workers going to Australia 

  IN a major milestone for Solomon Islands, meat workers have been recruited as part of the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) for the first time.  Australian employer Labour Solutions Australia (LSA) recruited the workers during their June visit to Solomon Islands.  The group of 14 workers will work at an abattoir in the town of…

Axiom hits outs  at mine bosses

AXIOM Mining has hit out strongly at the minister and director for mines over the delay to issue them an export permit. The company’s general manager Dr Phil Tagini said poor decisions and unfair treatment of investors in the mining industry by key figures in the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification (MMERE) are…

Heroau is new deputy Speaker for Malaita

MEMBERS of the Malaita Provincial Assembly have elected Joe Heroau to be their deputy speaker. Heroau is the provincial member for Ward 25. He is not new to the province. In the last government, he was finance minister and once acting premier. These experiences have prepared him well for his new role. He will assist…

Thrower claims bronze

JEMIMAH Otoa made history on Tuesday with a bronze medal in the women’s para javelin. The event was the first of its kind at a Pacific Games tournament. Para sports are judged differently to standard events, because participating athletes have varying disabilities which affect how well they are able to compete.  In this event, each…

Silver in Taekwondo 

Solomon Islands Taekwondo debuted fighter Junior Fred Gwali won a silver medal at the Pacific Games in Samoa, Tuesday. He settled for silver after going down to Takelo Moala Apololatu of Tonga in the grand final of the 87kg category.   Gwali lost 11-16 in the grand final to settle for the silver medal in his…

WATER CRISIS FORUM

CURRENT water shortages in the city will be the subject of discussions at a meeting scheduled to take place tomorrow in Honiara. Solomon Water is organising the “stakeholder briefing” to talk about the problems at the Kongulai Water Source. The source supplies water to about 60 per cent of the city. Logging and saw-milling upstream…

Wale wants police to probe bribery claim

OPPOSITION leader Opposition Matthew Wale has commended Dori Tuhaika for taking the bold stance to report the alleged bribe offered to him by the Manager of Bintan Mining Company Ltd.   He also urged the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to ensure that the allegations are investigated and appropriate actions taken. The Opposition leader made…

CDF needs proper coordination

THE controversial Constituency Development Fund (CDF) needs proper coordination to deliver needed services to rural communities in Solomon Islands, according to Tony Hiriasia, a PhD research candidate at the University of the South Pacific (USP). Hiriasia was part of the Solomon Islands 41st Independence Anniversary Symposium held at USP in Suva, Fiji on Friday July…