Keota, Goufi to front court

Two men accused of the murder of the Chinese business couple at their shop at Town Ground, west Honiara over the Easter weekend will appear again in court on July 11. Thats when Raymond Keota and Jimson Goufi are expected to enter their pleas to the two counts of murder against them. Public Prosecutor Andrew…

National Archives receive document of RAMSI era

OUR National Archives is the best place to research the RAMSI era after it received full documentation of the work of RAMSI in Solomon Islands in the last 14 years this week. The historical documentation of the RAMSI era was presented to our country’s supervising archivist of the National Archives Margareth Inifiri by RAMSI’s special…

PM: RAMSI seen as divine intervention

Christians in the country see the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) as a divine intervention to the country’s call for help. Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare highlighted this his speech at the ecumenical service hosted by the Solomon Islands Government at the Maranatha Hall yesterday. The event was to kick off the weeklong…

THE BATTLE BEGINS

Solomon Cup kicks off today The much waited Solomon Cup tournament will kick off today at the Lawson Tama Stadium. Two matches will be played to mark the start of the competition which will run for the next two weeks. First up will be two group A matches featuring hosts, Honiara up against Central Islands…

Sprint queen to lead PNG contingent to Fiji

PORT MORESBY, (THE NATIONAL) – Toea Wisil will lead another strong Papua New Guinea athletics contingent to the Oceania Championships in Fiji this week. The region’s leading female sprinter and multiple Pacific Games gold medal winner was in Townsville fortnight ago where she clocked an impressive 11.36 seconds for the 100m. Wisil currently holds the…

POOR MANAGEMENT

… Leads to ethnic turmoil many years ago THE recent ethnic crisis is the result of poor management in our country’s affairs says Anglican Church of Melanesia Archbishop George Takeli. In his sermon during the RAMSI Thanks-giving Service at Maranatha Hall, East Honiara yesterday, Archbishop Takeli said poor management in this country is an immoral…

Thanks-giving Service

Speech by RAMSI Special Coordinator Quinton DevlinMaranatha Hall, East HoniaraSunday 25 June 2017 I stand here, on behalf of the thousands of women and men that came from 15 nations across the Pacific over the last 14 years fo helpem fren; to help a friend in need; to end the violence; to stabilise the country…

COUNCIL SHAKE-UP

Mayor axes, reshuffles councillors THINGS are looking shaky at the Honiara City Council. Monday this week, city mayor Andrew Mua terminated three of his committee chairmen after learning of a plan coup against his leadership. Sacked are: 1.     Greg Malefo of Vuhokesa Ward and chairman of Youth Sports and Women Committee. 2.     Eric Tema of…

Mid year break starts

MOST schools around the country are kicking off their mid year academic break as of this week. Some schools completed their exams last week and went into break thereafter. Only few remaining schools have completed their exams this week. The 2017 mid year break will run for about four weeks and most schools will resume…