Businesses support 2017 Pageant

THE Miss Solomon Islands Pageant (MSIP) 2017 continues to get support from business houses in Honiara. Pageant Director Joyce Konofilia said Honiara Hotel has agreed to become a Silver sponsor and have also identified their contestant. “More details on the contestant will be made available this week,” Ms Konofilia said. Meanwhile, she said Ela Motors’…

GARO MAKES HISTORY

First female chief magistrate appointed By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN THE GOVERNMENT has appointed a first female chief magistrate for the country. She is Emma Garo, who was sworn in before Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer at the High Court last Friday. Ms Garo replaces former Chief Magistrate John Numapo whose contract ends this month. Mr Numapo…

KURUKURU TRIUMPH

The Kurukuru futsal team has won their second match against the strong Chinese Taipei last night, 4-3. The match kicked off at around 11pm last night in Turkmenistan where the current 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games is currently underway. It was Kurukuru’s second match. And the victory has brought much excitement and pride…

China United clarifies Guo’s story

CHINA United Cooperation clarifies that Shiyao Guo is not the main investor behind the development of the Town Ground rugby complex as stated in an earlier report. A representative from the company told this paper Guo is one of the investors of the complex. “Guo played an important role in the negotiation between Solomon Islands…

2017 Miss Solomons pageant set for Oct

THIS year’s Miss Solomon Islands Pageant will be staged on the 20th and 21st October under the theme ‘Women in Peace and Harmony with Society.’ Pageant Director Joyce Konofilia of Solomon Host said the theme was chosen to coincide with post RAMSI and women’s contributions to sustaining peace in our society.  “Our women are the…

PM’s early PIF exit ridiculed

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare was forced to cut short his trip to the Samoan capital Apia last week for the 48th Pacific Islands Forum last week “due to domestic political moves to remove him from office”. This was the explanation provided by the Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Maliegagoe at a press conference last Thursday…

Get tested: YWPG takes the lead

THE Young Women’s Parliamentary Group (YWPG) is again taking the lead in in advocating to end cervical cancer. The group did a group pap’s smear test at the Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA) clinic on Tues 12 September 2017.  A statement from the group said, this is part of their ongoing advocacy to end…

Asian investor arrested

CHINESE investor Shiyao Guo was arrested by police yesterday in Honiara after he rejected a court order to vacate an apartment he occupied at Town Ground. Guo is a shareholder within the China United Corporation Limited and a former director. The Asian man is the main investor behind the development of the Town Ground rugby…