Silent achiever

Meet artist Nelson Horipua THERE are those whose achievements are often celebrated. Equally but regrettably, there are those whose attainments deemed insignificant and often gone unnoticed despite their importance to society. One such group is our artists, whose works received little or no accolade regardless of their economic contributions. This may be because of our…

Warriors optimistic ahead of opener

THREE time Telekom S-League winners Solomon Warriors are buoyant to begin the 2017/2018 season on a positive start against Real Kakamora today at Lawson Tama. Warriors head coach Moses Toata told Star Sports they are determined to take vengeance over their third place finish last season. Toata and company missed out on OFC Champions League…

TSL OPENER TODAY

Defending champs Marist take on debutants Henderson Eels AFTER a lengthy off-season, the Telekom S-League 2017/2018 season gets off today with two exciting matches at Lawson Tama. Defending champions Marist FC take on debutants Henderson Eels in the opener in what is anticipated to be a thriller. Marist underline their intention to defend the title…

Women and politics

The struggles they face in their quest for equal participation SINCE the inception of parliamentary democracy in 1978, political leadership in Solomon Island has been a men’s domain. Forty years on and with the tenth parliament in the house, the plights of women in political leadership still remains a contentious dilemma. Although women make up…

History in stone

I OFTEN wondered why people of Lau in Malaita Province had to endure such a tedious and laborious task of building artificial islands whilst there is vast uninhabited land on the mainland.    This question has led me on the quest for answers and to right the many myths surrounding the “Salt Water” people as they…

SINU unveils site for new research facility

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) on Friday unveiled the site for its Science Research Complex under the School of Natural Resources and Applied Science at Kukum Campus, despite government’s failure to give it its promised grant of $50 million do this year. Ground breaking was done by the Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Agriculture…

Force strengthened with 69 new officers

SEVERAL hundred guests including parents, family members and friends, senior officers of the Government and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force today witnessed the graduation of 69 recruits as new police constables into the Force. Thirty-five male and 34 female officers representing all the provinces in Solomon Islands graduated from the Mrs Hilda Kari 2017…

COUPLE FACE 38 COUNTS

·      Murray and wife allegedly set up company in 2014 ·      Krash Transport & Marketing allegedly received $1.1m of public funds ·      Couple ordered to pay cash bail of $10,000 each ·      Wife allegedly used ‘maiden name’ to conceal relationship A TOP public officer and his wife accused of defrauding the government of more than…

SINU sets to introduce Bachelor studies in agriculture

SOLOMON Islands National University (SINU) will offer degree studies in tropical agriculture starting next year. Dean of School of Natural Resources and Applied Science (SNRAS) Professor Prem Rai revealed this on Wednesday during the signing of an agreement between SINU and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL). “SNRAS has been offering certificate and diploma…

New security treaty signed

AUSTRALIA and Solomon Islands have signed a new security treaty – one the Solomons’ prime minister hopes will “collect dust” and never be used. In Australia for a week-long visit, the Solomon Islands prime minister, Manasseh Sogavare, said the bilateral security agreement he signed on Monday with the Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, would provide…