WORLD CUP KILLING

Accused remanded in police custody By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN A MAN who allegedly stabbed another man to death over a joke made in relation to the 2018 World Cup in Russia has been remanded in custody. Malcolm Folia, who faces one count of murder, has been remanded on Tuesday afternoon in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. He…

Malaita provincial welcomes Auki water system upgrade

THE Malaita provincial government has welcomed the move by Solomon Water to upgrade the Auki water supply. Deputy Provincial Secretary Robert Wales stated this on behalf of Malaita provincial government during a stakeholders’ meeting organized by Solomon Water on Tuesday in Auki. The upgrading of Auki water supply project will see new water pipes, bore holes and…

CLOUD OVER BIG PROJECT

Work on multi-million dollar mall stopped By ANDREW FANASIA AUTHORITIES have ordered work on a multi-million dollar five-story shopping mall in east Honiara to stop due to environmental concerns. Guadalcanal Province issued the order after AJ Company, which is building the shopping complex at the eastern end of the Lungga bridge, reportedly failed to produce…

Ramohia: Partnership in health delivery vital

PARTNERSHIP is a way forward to improve health services delivery and infrastructure through out Malaita province. The Malaita provincial premier Peter Ramohia uttered the statement when officiating at the official opening of the week-long Malaita health conference, which is under way in Auki this week. Premier Ramohia said to achieve good and proper health infrastructures…

Journalism student gets media internship award

A final year journalism student studying at USP, Laucala Campus in Suva, Fiji, has received an award to participate in a three week media internship program in Auckland New Zealand. Elizabeth Osifelo who is also the President of Journalism Student Association said she is very excited about the opportunity. She said such opportunity will help…

Theme chosen for 2018 Choral festival

THE organisers of this year’s Solomon Islands Schools Choral Festival have released the theme for this year’s School’s Choral Festival. The theme designed by members of the Solomon Voices Choir, is ‘THE POWER IN MUSIC’. According to a statement from organisers, the theme acknowledges the positive transformation that is happening in the Solomon Islands through…

Probe into alleged sex abuse welcomed

NATIONAL psychiatric unit officer in charge has welcomed the call to investigate alleged sexual abuse reported by Island Sun newspaper fortnight ago. Jack Kaota made the assurance during the Malaita health conference on Monday this week in Auki. Mr. Kaota told the participants that he welcomes any form of investigation into the alleged sexual abuse,…

Plea for CT scan

  Dear Editor – Recently the Prime Minister Rick Hou took time on his visit to Taiwan to observe the working of a CT scan and expressed an interest in obtaining such an invaluable diagnostic tool for the Solomon Islands.   I would really urge the PM and the Solomon Islands government to do everything…

China influence

Dear Editor – There have been concerns over our connections with the Republic of Taiwan (ROC) and the mainland China. Its an issue which got everybody talking and raising their views. Some said, its time to pull out of ROC and join mainland China. However, there are others who opted for Solomon Islands to remain…

Thanks Japan

Dear Editor – Japan has done it again. This time it has stepped in to upgrade the Honiara international airport and its terminal. The Japanese government had funded this project in the past but now it had recognised the need to upgrade it given the increase population and flights into the country. This will certainly…