SI Built Environment Association

Dear Editor – I had the misfortune to sit through a “sermon” by the expatriate “expert” from the above organisation. The first thing I noticed was that the “consultant” had never built anything himself but “been a consultant to” all the mentioned projects. His “best sea wall” was the opposite and actually encouraged wave power…

We are suing gov’t for $31.8m

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Mining Rennel island

Dear Editor – I understand that the High Court of Solomon Islands has recently handed down its decision in a case involving a group of landowners who had challenged the legality of their land being acquired for mining purposes. In fact it was not a decision rather, the High Court Judge in the said case…

Malaita dialogue

Dear Editor – This is my assessment on the Malaita Dialogue which I attended and I wish to have it published in your paper. It was a great privilege for me to attend the Malaita leaders’ dialogue held in Auki from the 23rd to the 25th.11.16. It was an accident as in such occasions I…

What’s in the budget for the people?

SO the Government expects to collect and spend $4.1 billion next year. That was the 2017 budget Finance minister Snyder Rini handed down in parliament on Monday. “Building the nation’s resilience to enhance economic growth and service delivery”, is the theme of the budget. Mr Rini said it is a responsible, credible and sustainable budget…

Development programs

Dear Editor – The step taken by the Ministry of Lands and Housing to carry out their development plan programs awareness right down at the grassroot level is a step aim to target the right people, the resource owners to let them have their say and see how we go. Memalataokatela – Good idea amu…

Club demands answers

Western United football (WUFC) has demanded clarification whether they received free three points against Koloale or the game has being postponed for a later date. This follows the cancellation of the match between Western United and Koloale on Sunday. The match was called off due to the non-payment of the Koloale club registration fee. In…

Tough race

Naka maintains golden boot race The race for the golden boot title gets tough as Telekom S-league nears the end of the season. Western United FC’s striker, James Naka maintains the lead with 19 goals scored from 14 matches played. He is closely chased by Solomon Warriors FC Dennis Ifunaoa with 15 goals, Atkin Kaua…

Call to support teams

ALL local university students have been urged to turn up at the games venues to support their teams competing in the 2016 Inter-tertiary games in Honiara. USP Laucala Sport Chair and Coach Paul Baekalia made the call on Monday. He said, it is important that students must turn up or come along at the games…

First win for SINU 1

…USP SI 1 & Emalus 1 draws all THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) team 1 has registered their first 3 points following their first win at the SIFF Academy field, Monday afternoon. SINU side denied the University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USP SI) team 3 in the 2016 inter-tertiary soccer competitions that…