Rara out, Iroga in-charge

THE Athletics Solomon Federation has a new president, he is James Iroga. Iroga replaced the former president Martin Rara who received his marching order because of poor leadership.  A statement from Athletics Federation General Secretary Chris Walasi said the Executive Board acted according to the Federation’s constitution Rule 9 A and B. “The Executive may…

Bad weather delays Dash8 landing

POOR visibility caused by strong wind and heavy rain on Monday evening around 6pm in Honiara yesterday had forced a scheduled flight operated by Solomon Airlines Dash8 aircraft to delay its landing at the Honiara international airport. The flight was returning from the Western province when the weather suddenly changed bringing in more strong wind…

Man who uploaded nude photo acquitted

A MAN accused of uploading an obscene picture of his former wife on the internet in 2014, has been acquitted of the allegation. The man who cannot be named to protect the identity of his former wife had stood trial in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court on the charges of possession of obscene photographs and distribution…

Missing boat lands safely at Anuha

Malaita fishermen who went missing during a fishing trip to Ramos Island on Sunday had landed safely at Anuha in Ngella, Central Province. The boat bound for Auki from Ramos Island failed to reach its destination due to mechanical fault. It was believed to have drifted the whole night before the three fishermen onboard managed…

Landing area can still be used

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has clarified that there is no restriction for berthing of any small marine craft at their area next to Yacht Club. A statement from Ports yesterday said the fencing is actually done in response to complaints lodged of illegal activities conducted in the area during night times.  “This is a…

KNIFE ATTACK

Man lost left leg in knife attack in East Fataleka By BIRA’AU WILSON SAENIIn Auki  A MAN has lost a leg and two fingers in an early morning attack in Aifa village, East Fataleka, Malaita province. The victim was allegedly attacked by a group of men armed with bush knives who sustained severe injuries which…

WE ARE OUT

Solomon Is pulls out of key tuna deal By RONALD TOITO’ONAIn Manila SOLOMON Islands has pulled out from a key tuna deal called the Tokelau Arrangement, citing it as a danger for the country and its catch allocation in the future.  The Tokelau Arrangement is an agreement amongst Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) member…

Bechedemer exporters charged

THREE of the Chinese businessmen who were granted by the government license to export the lucrative bechedemer products were charged with four counts of criminal offenses by the Magistrate Court, Saturday afternoon. The Chinese men and their business houses are; Chen Zhen Company Limited located at Ranadi, Noelyn Bao and Xu Qiang of Oceanic International…

TIGHT SECURITY AT KGVI SCHOOL

Intruder assaults acting principal, causes damage By LESLEY SANGA SECURITY has been tightened yesterday at state-owned King George Sixth School after an outsider entered the school and allegedly assaulted the interim principal and caused damages to properties. The alleged assault came in the wake of the Ministry of Education’s decision to suspend the school’s principal…