Charges on fake scholarship case withdrawn 

THE charges against the man accused of selling fake scholarships to three people and obtained $10,000 were withdrawn on Monday due to insufficient evidence. The trial on those three counts of false pretence against John Folia was scheduled to start on Monday before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi. However, appearing in court on Monday, Public Prosecutor…

PM visits sports facility

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has visited the Solomon Islands Institute of Sports (SIIS) to witness first-hand, the progress on the work of the first-ever dedicated investment to Sports Development in Solomon Islands.  The Prime Minister was also accompanied by his Cabinet Ministers and other Government MPs, a statement from Prime Ministers Press Secretariat said. Speaking…

Elderly chief jailed over sexual offences 

A JUDGE has told an elderly chief from Isabel who sexually assaulted his 11-year-old grand-niece twice in 2019 that his behaviour towards the complainant is not one that is expected of him as a chief. Judge Maelyn Bird made these remarks when sentencing the 59-year-old to four years in prison after pleading guilty to two…

Selwyn College to launch Golden Jubilee celebration

Selwyn College National Secondary School will be celebrating its Golden Jubilee in September. A church service to launch the jubilee celebration will be conducted at the Saint Barnabas Cathedral, 2 pm on Sunday 21st Marc 2021. Vice President of the Selwyn College Old Scholars Association (SOSA) Shalom Waita said SOSA in collaboration with the Golden…

UK4C set for this month

UNITED Kwara’ae for Change (UK4C) Association Easter 7s soccer tournaments is scheduled to kick off from 27-31 this month. This event will be played at Gwaunaoa playing ground in ward 3 of West Kwara’ae electorate, a press release from the UK4C executive confirmed this. “The United Kwara’ae for Change Executive wishes to inform all football…

GG REMINDS MPs

‘To lead is to serve’   THE Solomon Islands Governor-General Sir David Vunagi reminds all National Leader (Members of Parliament) to lead the nation as stated in our national motto. He made the statement on the floor of the Parliament when he delivered the traditional ‘Speech from the Throne to open the 4th meeting of…

Decider for Eels

HENDERSON Eels FC is on the verge of lifting the country’s national football league’s (TSL) trophy for the first time ever. They will play their deciding match against Southern United FC at 2 pm tomorrow. A win for them will give them an early confirmation as the Telekom S-league winners for the 2020/2021 season. Currently,…

PM says Gov’t beefs up border operations

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the National Government has stepped up COVID-19 operations at the western border. Speaking during his special nation-wide address on Monday this week, the Prime Minister said in light of the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in Bougainville, the Ministry of Health will now deploy four staff to join the police,…

QUANTITY OF VACCINE SUPPLIES

The Leader of Opposition, Hon. Matthew Wale, has expressed dismay at the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday 15th March 2021 on the quantities of vaccines required for Solomon Islands compared to the vaccines that have been pledged under the COVAX facility and China. In his earlier statement, the Hon. Prime Minister said that the Solomon Islands, excluding people under…