Tanangada: Hope for a safe SI

A developing country such as ours cannot hope to achieve prosperity without first ensuring stability to build a buoyant and growing economy to create jobs and prosperity for our citizens. Minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Services Lanelle Tanangada echoed this when she delivered her welcome remarks at the opening of the National Security…

15 gov’t MPs declare stance

WE ARE WITH TAIWAN By IAN M. KAUKUI FIFTEEN government ministers and backbenchers wanted the country to maintain its diplomatic ties with Taiwan. Led by former Prime Minister and Minister for National Planning and Aid Coordination Rick Hou, the 14 MPs made their stance clear in a statement they issued last night. “We believe Taiwan has been…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

Man to pleaNew trial set for gold dealerTalu still without lawyer Man to plea THE man accused of obtaining $10,000 from Solomon Islands National University (SINU) students under false pretences will take his plea on August 22. Junior Wane will be entering his pleas to the five counts of false pretences. Police Prosecution had informed…

Wale queries China trip

OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale has questioned the Government’s decision to send a second delegation to Beijing, to further explore and do ground work on the establishment of possible diplomatic ties with China. He raised this after a group of senior Government Ministers led by Central Guadalcanal MP, Peter Shanel Agovaka, left for Beijing yesterday, on…

Friendly match showdown

Solomon U19 takes on Junior Matildas By CARLOS ARUAFU THE much waited historic international friendly match is set to kick off at 4 pm at the Lawson Tama Stadium this afternoon. Solomon Islands Women’s U-19s will take on the Westfield Junior Matildas of Australia in a historic friendly match at Lawson Tama today. This is…

U-23 squad named

COACH BATRAM SAYS FINAL SELECTION TOUGH By CROFTON UTUKANA The National U-23 men’s football team head coach Batram Suri has named the final 23 man squad that will represent the country in the OFC men’s Olympic Qualifiers known as 2019 OFC U-23 Championship. Suri told Star Sports in an interview yesterday that it was not…

Manetoali’s trial next week 

THE Hearing of evidence into the alleged fraud case of the MP for Gao/Bugotu, Samuel Manetoali will start next week at the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. The two weeks trial will commence on Monday next week before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi. Manetoali is facing 17 counts of conversion in relation to allegation in 2014. This is in…