ITS A GIFT

PRC reiterates Pacific Games support a gift BY CARLOS ARUAFU THE People’s Republic of China (PRC) government has reiterated that whatever support towards the country’s preparation for the 2023 Pacific Games is a gift and not loan. This was revealed by the visiting Deputy Head of Mission of the Chinese Embassy in Port Moresby, Yao…

Malaita women congratulates new MP

MALAITA Provincial Council of Women (MPCW) has congratulated the newly elected Member of Parliament for East Makira constituency Lily Mafane Maefai. The MPCW made the congratulation in a statement after result of the East Makira by election was announced. The result were; Lily Mafane Maefai 3,371 votes, Alfred Giro 1,196, Rose 644, Tiks Tauni, Martin…

Suidani meets Aust delegation

MALAITA Premier Daniel Suidani this week met Fr Mark Attala and delegation of St John and St Verena Optic Orthodox Church from Melbourne, Australia. The brief meeting took place on Monday this week in Auki after Premier Suidani arrived back in Malaita from Spain. During the meeting, Fr Mark and his delegation told the premier…

Kenilorea: budget lacks vision

THE biggest issue and road-block for the country’s development aspirations is income and revenue generation, which placed the 2020 budget as “business as usual”. The budget also lacked vision. That’s according to the MP for East Are’are Peter Kenilorea Jr. He was speaking on the Sine Die motion in parliament, Tuesday. “This is where we…

‘Operation Hunt-Man’ in action

POLICE PURSUE ESCAPEES By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN  POLICE have set up task force “Operation Hunt-Man” to hunt down three dangerous prisoners who escaped the Rove Correctional Centre, Sunday. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau revealed this yesterday. “The three escapees are very dangerous and were involved in robbery cases,” Mangau said. He said police are also investigating how the…

Four nabbed after kwaso raid in Guadalcanal 

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have arrested four people in the Monga area in North East Guadalcanal following a raid on alleged kwaso brewing last Wednesday 11 December 2019. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province, Superintendent Nixson Manetoga said the raid which was a joint operation between the Guadalcanal Provincial…

Police set for festive season operation  

A total of 280 police officers will be engaged in a police operation for the festive season throughout the country. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said the operation will commence soon. “As earlier alluded 193 officers will be engage in the operation in Honiara and Guadalcanal,” Mr Mangau told reporters at the commissioner’s weekly conference…

West Kwara’ae teams receive prizes

The much anticipating prize presentation for 2017 ward 3 soccer league in West Kwara’ae was finally facilitated at Gwaunaoa village in Malaita, Friday last week. The organising committee has scheduled the prize presentation due to some difficulties to obtain the cash prizes. West Kwara’ae Football Association President John Osi confirmed to Star Sports the league…

RSIPF farewells three SIPSP advisors

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) today (18 December 2019) farewelled three New Zealand Police Officers who have served as advisors under the Solomon Islands Police Support Program (SIPSP) for the RSIPF. The three advisors include:  Constable Geoff Taylor who started his deployment in January 2019 with the RSIPF Traffic Department will leave at…

Players’ transfers facilitated

The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has facilitated the transfer International Transfer Certificates (ITC) of five Royals players and one G-Camp player, Langney Wanderers keen to sign to join their club. SIFF Media Officer Simon Abana confirmed to Star Sports he received the request from English FA to release five Royals players and one G-Camp…