UCSI celebrates 119 years since arrival of mission

HUNDREDS of United Church of Solomon Islands (UCSI) members have commemorated the 119th anniversary marking the arrival of the Church in 1902 to the Solomon Islands. As part of the event congregational members around the country organized and celebrated the anniversary separately in their respective regions. The celebration was filled with joy and excitement to…

Murder suspect still on the run

THE murder suspect wanted for the killing of a Chinese business woman in Honiara last month is still at large after escaping to Malaita the same day he committed the crime. According to a police report, the suspect has been moving from place to place making it difficult for them to capture him.  Provincial Police…

PROJECTS FACE AXE

World Bank-funded projects on Malaita face uncertainty   SIX infrastructure sub-contracts to be funded by the World Bank on Malaita now face uncertainty and could be axed, it was revealed last night. This is because of the stand the Malaita Provincial Government has taken against any Chinese company bidding for the projects, which involved the…

Meet the 85 years old voter

AN eighty-five (85) year mother is probably the oldest voter who turned up to cast her ballot paper during last week’s by-election in South Choiseul Constituency. Meet Mrs. Rinnie Barigakapathe from Malango South Choiseul who was amongst the first to cast her vote during the by-election on Wednesday the 19th of May. By the time…

GPG clears NPF arrears 

THE Guadalcanal Provincial Government (GPG) has settled its entire staff’s long due National Provident Fund (SINPF) surcharges and contributions last week. According to a press release statement from the Guadalcanal media revealed that a total of more than SBD $3 million have been paid which was confirmed by the SINPF Enforcement Officer who deals with…

UNI GRADUATES TURN TO FARMS

Finds job under Pacific seasonal workers scheme in Australia   A HANDFUL of jobless local university graduates have left the country to join the Pacific Seasonal Workers Scheme this year in searching for employments opportunities in Australia and New Zealand. This is due of lack of employment opportunities in the country. In an online interview…

Hundreds join fun run

HUNDREDS of people living in and around Honiara concluded their public holiday with muscle flexing hitting the road during the Whit Monday fun run on Monday morning. The route started at Lawson Tama stadium, up the Kola-Ridge cemetery towards the direction of the Governor General’s residence and down the Kukum market and back to Lawson Tama.…

ATTACK ON PS ‘BASELESS’

A Facebook commentary criticizing the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communication and Aviation, Moses Virivolomo of threatening to pullout the Solomon Islands Roads and Aviation Projects (SIRAP) from Malaita Province last week were “baseless” and “deceiving” to the people of Malaita Province. Premier Suidani’s Political Appointee, Celsus Talifilu ambiguously claimed Virivolomo threatened the Provincial…