HUNT FOR ROBBERS

Prominent businessman survives knife attack By LESLEY SANGA  POLICE are now hunting down men who attacked prominent Honiara businessman John Lee during an attempted robbery at Point Cruz, 7.30am on Wednesday. Mr Lee, who owns Lee Kwok Quen Company, was about to enter the gates of his business premises when a man emerged from a…

UDP refutes report

General Secretary of the United Democratic Party (UDP) Barnabas Henson has refuted the Island Sun front-page article on Tuesday which he described as erroneously implied that parliamentary members of the party are part of a UDP-Kadere alliance faction within Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for Change Government. In a statement Mr Henson said the implication is…

Marist’s hopes alive

MARIST FC kept their quarter-finals hopes alive after another share of the spoils with AS Magenta on Match day two of the OFC Champions League Group D in Honiara on Tuesday. A looping Michael Boso header in the opening five minutes put the home side in front. AS Magenta equalised six minutes later as both…

Two primary schools sign grant contract

TWO primary schools have signed SBD$1.3 million grant contract for the construction of their classroom buildings with the Japanese government at the Japan Embassy on Tuesday. They are Ulunga in North West Malaita and Peava primary school in Marovo Lagoon, Western province. Under the grant contract Ulunga primary receives SBD$690,000 while Peava school receives SBD$630,000.…

Music ministry celebrates 5th anniversary

Niuleni Community Music Ministry (NCMM) celebrated its 5th Anniversary over the weekend. A statement from the group said, NCMM is a self-supporting evangelistic outreach ministry mostly made up of people from Funa’afou/Niuleni and their friends and associates who are living and working in Honiara. The program held at the Maranatha Centre included testimonies and reflections…

SCHOOL DISPUTE

Kindergarten fights to stay open By LESLEY SANGA A KINDERGARTEN with more than 70 students in west Honiara is fighting to stay open following a dispute with a private education authority. Kids’ Home Kindergarten at Raffle Range has been operating under the Tamlan Education Authority since 2014. But last Friday, Tamlan Education Authority issued the…

In Parliament today

As set out in the Provisional Order Paper for today, Wednesday 28th February 2018:  Parliament will begin with prayers, followed by: Presentation of Papers and of Reports and Bills first reading PRESENTATION OF PAPERS AND OF REPORTS  By Mr. Ajilon Jasper Nasiu, Speaker of National Parliament:  Report of the Auditor-General of the Solomon Islands on…

Second showdown

FOOTBALL fans and supporters are in for more football action today as Group D of the Oceania Champions League resume matches today. Two tough matches scheduled for today are set to kick off at 1pm and 4pm at the Lawson Tama Stadium. First up will see Lupe Ole Soaga taking on the might of Team…