Big war needed against beetles

There’s a need to launch an all-out-war against the devastating Rhinoceros beetle, which is seriously threatening the coconut and palm oil industries. General Manager of Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) Craig Gibsone uttered this as the beetle continues to spread around Guadalcanal and into Malaita and Central provinces. In the last three months, Gibsone…

Warrant of Arrest issued for minister

A WARRANT of arrest (WOA) has been issued on Friday at the Honiara Magistrates’ Court for the arrest of the Minister of Provincial Governments and Institutional Strengthening David Tome. Chief Magistrate John Numapo issued the warrant of arrest for the government Minister after he and his lawyer Michael Pitakaka of Michael Pitakaka Law Chamber failed…

‘PM LIED AGAIN’

Opposition Group hits back at Sogavare THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has hit back at the Prime Minister describing his statement as a “cheap lie” from a “desperate leader with a guilty conscience”. The Opposition was responding to a statement by the Prime Minister in the Island Sun today accusing the Opposition of inciting public outcry…

Seru pleased with young guns

THE president of the Solomon Islands Sports Coalition (SISC) and the U17 Team Manager Pastor Nacanieli Seru was content with the players’ performance against the senior Kurukuru boys. Despite the young lads went down to the senior and the Oceania champions Seru says he was pleased with the way the U17 players take on the…

UPHILL BATTLE

Coach says they were beaten by the better side By SIMON ABANA SOLOMON Islands road to Russia is now an uphill mission after the national side went down to New Zealand 6-1 away at the QBE stadium last night. Captain Chris Wood led by example with a hat-trick to put the hosts in the driving…

Kurukuru final squad named

SOLOMON Islands national futsal team head coach Jerry Sam has named his final travelling squad for the 5th Asian Indoor games. Speaking to Star Sports yesterday, Sam said after weeks of trails and training, he has decided to select the 11 players who will represent the country in Turkmenistan this month. “After watching the players…

More roads deteriorating

COMMUNITIES that depend much on Fiu-Kelakwai feeder road in central Kwaraáe Malaita are not happy with current road conditions in the area. Speaking to Solomon Star a school principal and chairman of Fiu community John Mark Male in central Kwaraáe said the Fiu-Kelakwai feeder road is used heavily by communities at Fiu and Asian Pacific…

PM TO BRING BILL BACK

PMO adviser says Anti-Corruption Bill will be back in parl October 9 By AATAI JOHN  PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare will bring back the Anti-Corruption Bill he withdrew, Monday, when parliament resumes on 9 October 2017. Technical Adviser to the Prime Minister on the Anti-Corruption Bill, Mose Saitala, revealed this in a meeting organised by civil…

FA’ARODO: WE ARE READY

NATIONAL skipper Henry Fa’arodo says they are prepared to challenge New Zealand in the crucial World Cup qualifier tomorrow at the QBE Stadium in Auckland. Speaking to Star Sports on Wednesday, the veteran midfielder shared his thoughts on the first leg against the All Whites. “I think, it’s going to be an interesting game since…