VESSEL TO BE RE-FLOATED

THE controversial foreign vessel MV Solomon Trader which had run aground at Lavagu bay west Rennell will soon be re-floated and towed from the reef. Director of National Disaster Council Lottie Yates in an interview with the press confirmed this. The salvage operation of this vessel MV Solomon Trader was made possible through the support…

LAI RE-ELECTED

WILLIAM Lai has been re-elected as the Solomon Islands Football Federation president at the SIFF Elective Congress held at Heritage Park conference room in Honiara today. Representatives from the eight Provincial Football Associations, Referees Association, Women’s football, Coaches Association and four Telekom S-League clubs convened in Honiara to vote the new SIFF executive committee for…

U-17 TO W’CUP

SIFF wins appeal, Solo retains W’Cup spot By CROFTON UTUKANA IT is official that the country’s national Under-17 Football team will be heading to the FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil, this September. The good news came after a successful appeal was made by the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF), against an Oceania Football Confederation…

WHY GG REJECTS COURT ORDER

GOVERNOR General Sir Frank Kabui yesterday explained why he rejected a High Court order served on him to postpone the election of the Prime Minister. Mathew Wale, through his lawyer Gabriel Suri, obtained the order just an hour before the election was due to start 9.30am Wednesday this week. “Whilst I have respect for the…

95 to contest HCC Election

AT the close of nominations for the Honiara City Council (HCC) Election 95 candidates have submitted their names to contest. Nomination has officially closed, as of 4:30pm yesterday afternoon. Returning Officer Vincent Kohata said a good number of intending candidates came forward and handed their submissions. “As of closing time, I can confidently say that…

Sogavare on West Papua

NEWLY elected Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, once a staunch advocator for West Papua independence says he’ll be taking friendlier approach to the issue. He was responding to a question on his government’s foreign policy on West Papua during his first press conference on Wednesday. This was just after he received a call from the Indonesia’s…

RSIPF appeals for calm

The Royal Solomon Islands Force (RSIPF) has called on all citizens of Solomon Islands especially those in Honiara to remain calm and refrain from taking any illegal action following the election of the Prime Minister. The statement came after angry mobs protested through the streets of Honiara damaging properties and vehicles. Most of them even…