Lai: It’s our dream

SOLOMON Island Football Federation (SIFF) President William Lai says ‘It’s our dream’ to qualify for a FIFA sanction tournament as the country won bid to host two international tournaments next year. The country is set to host the OFC Champions League Group D and U16 World Cup qualifiers in Honiara. As hosts of qualifying tournaments…

Kingz upsets Eels

MALAITA Kingz handed a major blow to Henderson Eels’ OFC Champions League ambition with a 4-3 win on Wednesday in the Telekom S-League midweek clash at Lawson Tama Stadium. Eels who had the chance to leapfrog KOSSA in second place with a win started the match slowly as they conceded an early goal from Michael…

GARU, MUA REJOIN GOV’T

·    Gov’t sworn in eight ministers ·    Four ministries are still vacant ·    Honiara Hotel camp claims it has 28 MPs By JOHN AATAI A GOVERNMENT minister who resigned over the weekend has rejoined the government on Wednesday. West Guadalcanal MP and former minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Services Moses Garu was one…

Escapees remanded

TWO men who escaped from lawful custody at the Magistrate’s Court while waiting to be transported to the Rove Correctional Centre have been formally remanded on Wednesday following their captures, Monday. Frank Firimolea and Eric Nathaniel Junior were brought to the Honiara Magistrate’s Court yesterday afternoon in handcuffs. They were escorted by the Central Response…

Queen prepares for Fiji show

THE Newly crowned Miss Solomon Islands Emily Chan on Tuesday faced the media while expressing her plans and aspirations as she prepares for the Miss South Pacific Pageant in Fiji in four weeks time. She said, as a eighteen year old lady, she is very young and she doesn’t have many experiences about all the…

Opposition: we support ACB

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has clarified that the current political situation has not changed their overwhelming support for the Anti-Corruption Bill. In a statement on Tuesday, the Opposition said they fully support the progress of the Bill and they will continue to support it. The Opposition Group also referred to former DPM Manasseh Maelanga and…

Nation qualifies for UN Peace-building fund

THE country is now eligible to receive support from the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund for the next five years. This was declared by the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres. This is following the submission in June this year by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to the Peace-building Commission for support in deepening peace-building efforts. In…

Exams papers done

PRINTING of the exam papers has already been completed this week and distribution is now underway. Acting Permanent Secretary James Bosamata confirmed on Tuesday. “Pacific Printers and Provincial Press have completed printing the 16 subjects.” As such, education authorities will distribute the examination booklets to schools later this week and over the weekend. “The papers…

OWNERS CLAIM BECHE-DE-MER

·       Court orders seized beche-de-mers to be released to claimants ·       Claimants shall be entitled to process the said sea cucumber and prepare the same for export ·       But claimants shall not be permitted to export the said sea cucumber save by the further order of the court By AATAI JOHN A HIGH Court judge…