Satu vs. AG

Dear Editor – The recent exchanges of verbal barrages between terminated acting director of CAASI, George Satu (“Satu”) and the learned Attorney General, James Apaniai (“AG”) can only be described as perplexing. Also the deafening silence by the respective aviation Minister and Permanent Secretary is equally irritating. I guess sometimes Silence is Golden yet again…

Corruption Bill

Dear Editor – They say one thing and do the other. We will address the corruption bill head on they say. True one too! Its withdrawal of the order paper for the day on the floor of parliament at the 11th hour lately don’t speak well of that promise. Let alone, Me Fright! A promise…

RINI: CASH CRISIS OVER

THE government’s cash-flow crisis is over, Finance minister Snyder Rini says. “The cash-flow crisis which the country experienced recently is not an issue anymore as revenue generation is back on track,” Mr Rini told parliament last week at the passage of the 2017 Supplementary Appropriation Bill. More than $400 million was appropriated for in the…

Felipe: Show good support

NATIONAL coach Felipe Vega-Arango has called on the public to show good support in today’s match between the Solomon Islands and New Zealand. Felipe made the call when speaking to the media on Monday. “I want the people who show up for the game to show respect to our players and New Zealand,” he said.…

Big war needed against beetles

There’s a need to launch an all-out-war against the devastating Rhinoceros beetle, which is seriously threatening the coconut and palm oil industries. General Manager of Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) Craig Gibsone uttered this as the beetle continues to spread around Guadalcanal and into Malaita and Central provinces. In the last three months, Gibsone…

Warrant of Arrest issued for minister

A WARRANT of arrest (WOA) has been issued on Friday at the Honiara Magistrates’ Court for the arrest of the Minister of Provincial Governments and Institutional Strengthening David Tome. Chief Magistrate John Numapo issued the warrant of arrest for the government Minister after he and his lawyer Michael Pitakaka of Michael Pitakaka Law Chamber failed…

‘PM LIED AGAIN’

Opposition Group hits back at Sogavare THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has hit back at the Prime Minister describing his statement as a “cheap lie” from a “desperate leader with a guilty conscience”. The Opposition was responding to a statement by the Prime Minister in the Island Sun today accusing the Opposition of inciting public outcry…

Seru pleased with young guns

THE president of the Solomon Islands Sports Coalition (SISC) and the U17 Team Manager Pastor Nacanieli Seru was content with the players’ performance against the senior Kurukuru boys. Despite the young lads went down to the senior and the Oceania champions Seru says he was pleased with the way the U17 players take on the…

UPHILL BATTLE

Coach says they were beaten by the better side By SIMON ABANA SOLOMON Islands road to Russia is now an uphill mission after the national side went down to New Zealand 6-1 away at the QBE stadium last night. Captain Chris Wood led by example with a hat-trick to put the hosts in the driving…