GOV’T, SFA PAY FOR CHINA TRIP

THE Government and Solomon Forest Association (SFA) jointly funded the controversial government trip to China. That’s according to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. He was responding to questions raised over the trip and who funded it. Two ministers and a government back-bencher, plus officials from the Ministry of Forestry and Finance were on the trip. Solomon…

Naka vows to do utmost best

  Solomon Islands national beach soccer team might not be competing in an official beach soccer tournament for almost six years but the 2013 Oceania champions are back in this year’s beach soccer world cup qualifiers edition.  Oceania and Solomon Islands top beach soccer player, James Naka is looking to make his last tournament a…

FIRST LADY MPA  

For Tasiboko ward, North East Guadalcanal BY BRYAN LUVENA Rose Tala has created history by being the first woman Member for Provincial Assembly (MPA) for Tasiboko ward in North East Guadalcanal. The form three leaver was elected into power during last week’s Guadalcanal Provincial Election. She was the only woman candidate to contest the ward…

Alleged con man refused bail 

THE court has on Friday refused bail for a man accused of obtaining a total of $10,000 from five Solomon Islands National University (SINU) students under false pretences. Deputy Chief Magistrate Ricky Iomea said he had doubts Junior Wane will observe bail if he is released on bail. This was after he considered the sworn statement…

Ramohia unseated

FORMER Malaita Provincial Premier Peter Ramohia has lost his Ward 24 seat after being voted out during Wednesday’s Provincial election. The election has seen new comer Peter Taraumae a former Malaria senior officer in Malaita province being elected as the new member for the Ward in the west Are Are constituency.  Mr Taraumae polled 847…

Ririana pleads guilty 

THE driver of the car that crashed and killed a 15 year-old pedestrian near the Honiara City Council (HCC) roundabout last year had confesses to the offences, Friday. Veslyn Ririana pleaded guilty to one count of causing death by reckless or dangerous driving and presence of alcohol in a person’s blood. Two other charges she…

LOGGING CURTAIL

Gov’t to limit round log exports THE government is in a move to reduce the round log export in the next 4 years to a sustainable rate, says Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. He stated this when highlighting the importance of the trip by Government officials to China, which is to do a timber trade survey.…