Aipia returns to court today

MEDICAL practitioner Dr Reginald Aipia and his American business consultant accused of illegally engaging in commercial beche-de-mer farming at Lord Howe Islands, Malaita Outer Islands, will appear again today in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Prosecution will this morning confirm if they will be proceeding with the charge of prohibition of catches and retains of beche-der-mer…

SURESH IS STILL THE CEO

POB dismisses Sasako’s Sun reports By RONALD TOITO’ONA PAN Oceanic Bank Limited (POB) has categorically denied the contents of “the malicious, misleading and defamatory article” by freelance journalist Alfred Sasako’s news article titled “POB CEO Terminated” which was published on Monday, by Island Sun. In the article, Mr Sasako claimed that the POB CEO Suresh…

Preparation for Commonwealth Games progresses

Preparation for the Gold Coast’s 2018 Commonwealth Games is progressing well as host organisers also received overwhelming supporter from chefs de mission  delegates from 65 commonwealth countries set to compete in the games. NOCSI vice president Nihal Seneviratne who attended the chef de mission workshop in Gold Coast in preparation for the games next year…

Foster rejoins Kingz

PAPUA New Guinea international Michael Foster says he is eager to help Malaita Kingz complete their Telekom S-League 2017/2018 campaign on a positive note. The Kapuls midfielder told Star Sports on Tuesday upon arrival at the Henderson international airport as he rejoins Kings for the TSL round two. “I’ll try my best to help the…

Final athletics squad

Athletics Solomon Islands has released the names of their final squad for the upcoming Vanuatu Mini-Games, December 2017. Athletics Solomons president Martin Rara released the names of the final squad following months on training sessions and trials they have conducted. “Generally this squad is a balance squad,’’ he told Star Sports on Tuesday. “We’ve recalled…

Hockey teams jet off

The Solomon Islands national men and women’s hockey teams has left the country for Sydney, Australia yesterday to take part in the Intercontinental Cup competition. Team Solomon is led by Winki Yee as team manager who will meet up the president of the Solomon Islands Hockey Federation (SIHF) Nihal Seneviratne and head coach Julian Brazier…

RSIPF praised for equal recruitment

A VISITING academic from the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Suva, Fiji, commends the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) for implementing the executive decision of recruiting equal number of males and females into its new recruit intake every year. Dr Danielle Watson, Coordinator of the Pacific Policing Program at the USP, was…

BLUE BOAT BREACHES

Iona Firi given a week to destroy impounded boats By TEDDY KAFO THE Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has issued an ultimatum to Iona Firi to destroy the controversial blue boats by this weekend. The blue boats were impounded early this year and following an High Court ruling, they were destined to be tendered…

Sister Port MOU signed in Taipei

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan last month. The MOU was sealed on September 25 by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority Eranda Kotelewala and the vice-president and CEO of Kaohsiung Port, Taiwan International Ports Corp Shao-Liang…

Why arrest Aipia?

Dear Editor – I’ve read many articles about Dr Reginald Aipia’s beche-de-mer saga. But the report on his recent arrest for farming Bechdemer on his remote Lord Howe Island seems to be on a jealousy basis. The beche-de-mer on Lord Howe Islands belongs to the indigenous people there and not belong to the Director or…