MP DENIES FINGER SIGN

MINISTER for culture and tourism and member of parliament (MP) for Ngella constituency says he does not know about claims that he intentionally shows his middle finger in parliament to insult someone. Mr. Bartholomew Parapolo made the clarification following questions by members of the public after his picture appeared on the television and via the…

U19 against Vanuatu today

THE Solomon Islands national U19 men’s football team will take on Vanuatu 19 in their final group B match of the Oceania U20 Championship today. The outcome of this match will determine who Solomon Islands will play in the semi finals. A win or draw for them will see them finish top of group B…

Australia supports promotion of new cruise experience

Solomon Islands Discovery Cruises and Strongim Bisnis, an Australian aid initiative are partnering to boost cruise tourism in three provinces and provide opportunities for small enterprises along the route to flourish by selling artefacts, food, entertainment and tour guide services to cruise ship passengers. Solomon Islands Discovery Cruises has developed a high end cruise experience…

Auga praised for fixing road

COMMUNITIES in ward six (6) in Lau/Mbaelelea constituency of north Malaita have praised their member of parliament (MP) Augustine Auga for facilitating road maintenance since last week. The maintenance work featured grading and re-graveling of roads in wards 6 and 10. Both of the roads totaling 10 kilometres are in a bad state. Speaking to…

Nine locals to study in Korea

NINE local students will be leaving the country for study in various fields in Korea under an arrangement with the Korean International Cooperation Agency office (KOICA) this year. The students will study for their Masters Degree in the next two years. Out of the nine students, one is a female. This fellowship program is part…

Waka Mere turns focus to leadership

Twenty women representing seven companies in the country are undertaking a leadership and management course this week through the Waka Mere Commitment to Action. The Waka Mere Commitment to Action is an initiative of the International Finance Cooperation (IFC) and the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) with seventeen of the country’s largest…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Jailed for unruly behaviour, damaging properties* Double murder trial defers to today* Closing sub next on Sikua’s case Jailed for unruly behaviour, damaging properties A Honiara Magistrate has told a man who damaged the houses of two women at night while drunk with kwaso and then swore at them and the police that his…

Book launch: Solomon Islanders in World War II

The Australian High Commission is delighted to partner with Solomon Islands National University (SINU) and Solomon Islands Coastwatchers Trust to present Annie Kwai’s book launch ‘Solomon Islanders in World War II: An Indigenous Perspective.’ The book will be officially launched this evening. Ms. Kwai was awarded an Australian Awards Scholarship to undertake her doctorate at…