My apology

Dear Editor – I write to acknowledge the media apologetic presentation and contention posed against my name in the Island Sun paper dated 15th June 2017 was featured only for the interest of media and the reading audience. It was a true misrepresentation of what I stood for in the church and also in the…

SECRET DEAL TALK?

THE Opposition Group has claimed a top government Minister has secretly met with an Asian Miner at a hotel carpark under the cover of darkness. The Group revealed this after it took possession of a video footage of the alleged secret night meeting. The Opposition in a statement on Monday it has been obtained the…

No formality yet on playing grounds

Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) is yet to receive any formal request from the relevant authorities regarding the intentions to use the playing grounds at King George VI and Panatina for the 2023 games. Permanent Secretary (PS) to MEHRD Dr. Franco Roddie revealed this to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) when the…

Bad News for AMA

Ministry downplayed Status of AMA Permanent Secretary (PS) for Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) Dr. Franco Roddie says the first assessment of AMA University is a damning report. PS revealed this during the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting last Friday. Dr. Roddie says his ministry is not the rightful authority to ensure…

Frustration rises for Malaita ANZ customers

ANZ bank customers in Malaita province who wish to do money transaction through cheque will have to travel to Honiara to be able to access this very service. And this was causing so much frustration and inconvenience amongst customers. This was after the ANZ bank has decided to close down its operational branch in Malaita…

EAGLES RETAIN TITLE

Raragia free-kick sealed victory for Malaita GOALS from Clement Baegeni and Andrew Raragia saw Malaita Eagles defend the Solomon Cup with a 2-1 triumph over a gallant Central Shields side in the grand-final yesterday at Lawson Tama. Going into the final as the firm favourites, the Eagles started the match on the front foot. Malaita…

Possession of firearm charges withdrawn

THE case of the three men charged in relation to the gun that was found inside a vehicle in Honiara in May this year has been withdrawn yesterday. Prosecution withdrew the charges of possession of firearm without licence and possession of ammunition (bullets) without licence against Eddie Iro Kwanairara, 41, Willie Laukene Nunu and Jimmy…

Blue boats captains fine $11million

THE High Court on Friday ordered the three Vietnamese captains of the blue boats to pay a hefty fine of $11.05million or face imprisonment. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer imposed the fine in default of four years imprisonment for captains Do Van Va, Vo Van Vi and Nguyen Nguyen. The court heard that if these…

GG’s daughter escaped jail term

THE youngest daughter of Governor General Sir Frank Kabui was fined $5000 on Friday for assaulting a police woman. Amelia Kabui, 22, also luckily escaped jail terms imposed on her for other related offences after they were fully suspended in court. Chief Magistrate John Numapo also ordered Ms Kabui to enter into a good behaviour…

‘No injuries to dead body’

There were no external injuries or injuries that would cause death found on the body of the dead man found floating in the Mataniko River, Central Honiara. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley revealed this to journalists at his weekly conference, Thursday. “At this point in time the examination of his body found no external injuries and…