United beats Turtles

Western Turtles lost to Western United 3-1 during a friendly at the Burnscreek school football pitch yesterday. The friendly match was to prepare Turtles for the upcoming Solomon Games while United also took the opportunity to shape up their preparation for forthcoming Telekom Soccer League. The match was played eight hours after members of the…

Fijians set the pace

SUVA,  ( FIJI TIMES) – The big scorelines dished out by Fijian teams in the start of the FIH World Hockey League Round One were the results of different standard of facilities around the region. The Fiji men’s team beat Tonga 8 – 2 in the first match, Papua New Guinea 4 – 2 and…

Tuki’s intrusion into Vanikoro

VANIKIRO indigenous landowners were taken by surprise on Sunday 26th June when MP Freda Tuki and her co landed their machines to clear the land for her so-called township on the island. There were no negotiations with the Vanikoro Indigenous Landowners by the Ms Tuki. She negotiated with four Tikopian settlers who claimed to be…

Out students in PNG

Dear Editor – It is interesting to see what has transpired resulting in our students returning home. As one who had the same experience some 23 years ago at the same place, I can say that we were directly at risk at that time. The period was the Bougainville crisis and our now defunct ‘Field…

Let’s wait: truth will come out

POLICE are currently dealing with a highly sensitive case. It involved the death of David Saemala, 23, in police custody, Monday this week. David was the last born son of former Langalanga MP and one-time diplomat, the late Francis Saemala. According to police, David was arrested on Friday and detained at the Central Watch House…

Maepio assures people, province

Western provincial Deputy Premier Wayne Maepio says that there are proper channels that can be and should be taken when there are complaints against the government. In an interview he explained that the provincial government is the overall mother body looking after everyone including the provincial executives and any complaints can be channelled through the…

Police takes ownership of multi-million facilities

Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) yesterday has taken delivery of a purpose-built National Response Department (NRD) facility, which includes headquarters for the RSIPF’s specialist police units and a state-of-the-art police armoury. The handing over was described as yet another important milestone on the path to the limited rearmament of the Royal Solomon Islands Police…

PM: Fear Not

Sogavare tells nation to trust armed cops PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says there’s nothing to fear about police officers being rearmed. He made the assurance at the opening of the new Police National Response Department Building at Rove Police headquarters. The building houses the new police armoury. “I can assure everyone – the members of…