Tenants demand $5k package

TENANTS currently occupying the Auki plaza are demanding the Malaita provincial government to settle their repatriation package of $5000 before they vacate the building. This comes after they received a matching-order from Malaita provincial government to vacant the Auki Plaza to allow the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) to take over the building and…

Koriak set to return

Marist FC’s PNG import player, Koriak Upaiga will return to rejoin the team next week. This was confirmed on Wednesday by the Marist Communication officer following questions from the public whether Koriak will be with the team for the Oceania Champions League. Many Marist fans have also flooded the social media Facebook to question his…

RUGBY DREAM

Fijian strives for rugby success  By SIMON ABANA RECENTLY appointed rugby coach Ilivasi Tabua has taken on a challenge in helping Solomon Islands reach its full potential. The Fijian-born Australian former international was officially appointed last month by the Solomon Islands Rugby Federation (SIRUF) to lead the national U-18 national 7s team in the Olympic…

Micah eager to retain title

CURRENTLY playing in his best form, Solomon Islands New Zealand based, Micah Lea’alafa is eager to help Auckland City retain the OFC Champions League crown. Lea’alafa who won the ‘Best Player of the Tournament’ at the 2016 OFC Champions League told Star Sports he’s determined to help his team retain the title. “I just love…

New Malaita shopping mall takes shape

MALAITA’s provincial capital Auki is slowly taking shape with a number infrastructure development underway. This is surely going to facelift the provincial centre and once they are completed. One of the latest developments is a newly built three story complex own by local business man and indigenous business advocator Charles Dausabea. The complex is likely…

Mud turns into dusty highway

Kukum highway is now covered with dust as construction for the main road and repair works continue under the current fine weather. Last week the construction of road was disturbed and delayed due to heavy rain. The heavy rain created a lot of potholes, floods, mud and traffic jam causing a lot of inconveniences to…

17 buses face court today

A TOTAL of 17 buses being seized early this year by the Honiara City Council (HCC) Law Enforcement Officers for breaching the newly implemented long bus route will face court on Thursday. The buses were impounded for disobeying and operating short bus route instead of the designated long route. HCC’s Head of Law Enforcement Division,…

$3.7M outstanding fees paid

GOV’T SETTLES SINU DUES By CHARLES KADAMANA THE Government on Tuesday settled $3.7 million in outstanding tuition fees with Solomon Islands National University (SINU). Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Dr Franco Rodie confirmed this on Wednesday ahead of a meeting SINU Students Association is organising today at Kukum campus. Dr…

GOLD RIDGE SLAMS CYANIDE CLAIMS

GOLD Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) has dismissed findings of a research that claims high levels of cyanide were found in sediments downstream of its central Guadalcanal mine. Researcher Dickson Boboria, a Solomon Islander studying for his doctoral degree, claims the situation has put the livelihoods of the Metapona communities at risk. But Gold Ridge last…