MOFT: Let’s confront corruptive behavior

NOW that RAMSI’s programme has ended, we must improve our economic governance, protect our public resources from fraud and inappropriate behavior and distortions. This was the statement of Ministry of Finance and Treasury permanent secretary Harry Kuma during last week’s RAMSI symposium. Mr Kuma said under the machinery of government programme, RAMSI provided support to…

Medalists return

Solomon Islands Athletics team who participated at the recent Oceania Athletics Championship returned home on Sunday. Among the 10 athletes were three of the medalists, Patrick Kam, Sharon Firisua and Diana Matekali. The team was welcomed by members of the Athletics Solomon, family and friends upon arrival. National long distance queen Sharon Firisua won two…

EDUCATION DEAL UNDER SCRUTINY

The education arrangement signed between the Guadalcanal province and the Canadian International Training and Education Corp (CITREC) of Canada has come under attack. This follows allegation the deal has reaped little investment benefit for the province since 2012. It was revealed that last week province has wired a sum of $650, 000 to the CITREC…

Central leads group A

Central Islands Province football team, Central Shields is leading group A of the 2017 Solomon Cup tournament following their second win at the Lawson Tama Stadium, Sunday. The Shields finished off with an impressive 5-2 over Guadalcanal Hornets who suffered their second straight defeat. Shields slot home four goals and Hornets a goal in the…

Central leads group A

Central Islands Province football team, Central Shields is leading group A of the 2017 Solomon Cup tournament following their second win at the Lawson Tama Stadium, Sunday. The Shields finished off with an impressive 5-2 over Guadalcanal Hornets who suffered their second straight defeat. Shields slot home four goals and Hornets a goal in the…

Sign language training

PARTICIPANTS in the two day sign language training in Auki, Malaita Province have thanked Solomon Islands Deaf Association (SIDA) for giving them the opportunity to learn this important skill. One participant Solomon Jack said the training was an eye-opener for many of them. Mr Jack was a representative of Save the Children Office in Auki…

Six-month jail term for accused

A 17-YEAR-OLD juvenile who run over a two-year-old child with a vehicle he drove last year on Rennell, Renbel Province, will only serve half of the one year jail term imposed on him last Friday. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga also has that one year imprisonment back dated to when he was remanded in custody. “This…

PM wants history of tensions rewritten

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has called on academics to rewrite their analyses of the causes of the country____s ethnic tensions and the role of leaders – including himself – during that period. Mr Sogavare made the remarks at the high-level symposium on the legacy of the Regional Assistance Mission, last week. He said academics had…