PROTEST FAIL

The wished-for protest to oust the regime of president of the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) William Lai and his executive by a vocal former national midfielder and founder of West Honiara Royals Football Academy Joel Moffat Konolifilia was unsuccessful. Konofilia’s long time cry and demand for SIFF president to step down hit the brick…

MINING PROTEST

AN anti-mining group in Lata, Temotu province has protested against a mining talks in Lata, Temotu province over the weekend. As a result three local mining officials were turned back at the Lata airport last Sunday. The Pacific Bauxite Mining official arrived at Lata for mining talks with land owners and provincial leaders when they…

DOCTORS STRIKE

SIMA decline public service offer, move to commence strike By CHARLEY PIRINGI  A NATIONWIDE strike by members of the Solomon Islands Medical Association (SIMA) will kick off this Friday. This came after medical doctors who are members of the association refused the counter offer by the Government through the Ministry of Public Service after their…

Savosavo Bible translation to start

ABOUT 30 representatives from Catholic and ACOM churches around Savo Island gathered at Kalaka Community School last Sundayto discuss a plan for the start of a Bible translation in the Savosavo language. This was the third meeting held this year on the island to discuss the idea and participants expressed strong support for a Savosavo…

SOCCER PROTEST

Konofilia turns down SIFF request By CARLOS ARUAFU A former national mid-fielder and founder of the West Honiara Royals Kids Football Academy, Joel Moffat Konofilia has turned down Solomon Islands Football Federation’s (SIFF) request to have talks instead opted for a protest against the SIFF president. A protest against the president of SIFF, William Lai…

Pre-trial for Sikua

Pre-Trial Conference (PTC) documents on the matter of former permanent secretary for the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services Edmond Sikua is yet to be finalised. Sikua’s matter was brought to the Honiara Magistrates Court on Wednesday and further adjourned to Monday next week. This is for the pre-trial conference. The adjournment period…

Women urged to maintain foral work

THE Director of the Solomon Islands Association of Vocational Rural Training Centre (SIAVRTC) Billy Mae has urged the Dunde Ama Women Floral group in Western Province to continue with their great initiative in floral business. Currently the women have a nursery shed where all species of flowers are being collected are nurtured and later sold…

Opposition suggests COI into beche-de-mer saga

AN independent commission of inquiry (COI) to investigate the allegations of corruption within the local bêche-de-mer industry should be established. The call was made by Opposition Leader Manasseh Maelanga on Wednesday. Mr Maelanga said the bêche-de-mer industry if properly managed by the government through the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources should be one of…