AIRPORT AUDIT SLOW

AN audit into millions of dollars being disbursed for the construction of the Mana’oba airport in North Malaita has dragged on for a year now due to missing files and records. Minister for Communication and Aviation (MCA) Peter Shanel revealed this in parliament when debating the the Solomon Islands National Anti Corruption Strategy Bill. Shanel…

Ifira Black Birds draws with Amicale

BATRAM SURI led side Ifira Black Birds held former Vanuatu champions Amicale FC in a 1-1 draw on Sunday at Port Vila Stadium. Solomon Islands international Dunstan Quanafia scored Ifira’s lone goal in the first half. Black Birds head coach Batram Suri lauded his players’ commitments throughout the entire match. “The boys performed very well…

Wing Chun welcomes female

The MP Quan Wing Chun School, Epalle Branch has called for more female inclusion in this martial arts discipline. A senior Wing Chun student, Alick Kabui told Star Sports yesterday that they encourage more girls to be part of the martial arts class as it promotes character building and health. “We encourage girls to join…

Elliot scores twice

Solomon Islands futsal sensation, Elliot Ragomo scored two goals to help the Australian Prospect Futsal Club won their opening match against SA Hawks Futsal Club 6-1 in the South Australian Futsal League on Sunday. The win as described by Prospect Futsal Club was ideal to their preparation for the 2017 Series Futsal Australia. The inclusion…

Schmeling pays tribute

Brazilian dedicated win to the nation MARIST FC Brazilian coach Juliano Schmeling pays tribute to Solomon Islanders following Marist’s 4-2 win over Rewa FC in the OFC Champions League on Sunday. Schmeling echoed in a statement on media moments after the victory, “Thanks Marist FC and Solomon community! This victory is for you and our…

West Honiara road

Dear Editor – Over the past weeks when travelling in the public bus or at the workplace or while strolling along the streets in Honiara, you will hear various comments about the condition of the road in West Honiara constituency. Some comments are in favour of the road users while others are intentionally for the…

Our poor roads

Dear Editor – It is indeed a very sad sight to see most of our roads being flooded due to poor drainage system over the past weeks and the latest over the weekend. After the rain and the flood waters have cleared away, our roads have been left with a messy road and wide pot…

Board members of Govt & public institutions

Dear Editor – As a citizen of this country, I am so disappointed to see the same people being appointed as board members of various government and public Institutions. This unjust practice is depriving our qualified citizens with right capabilities and highly intelligential knowledge the opportunity to utilise their competencies to help these institutions in…

Allegations of a suspicious logging license

Dear Editor – The Prime Minister, the Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, announced just a few days ago, the Solomon Islands Government would be reviewing its policies on the Forestry and Mining Sector. During his address to the National Parliament when introducing the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS), the PM specifically referred to what he deemed the ‘third…

TVET Curriculum

Dear Editor – On your column on Sunday 5 March, 2017, there was a mention of an outdated TVET Curriculum for Life Skills by the Principal Curriculum Officer, Ms. Doris Riatako of the TVET Division in the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD). What has been featured was the outdated of TVET Curriculum…