Review of UN convention against corruption

The Solomon Islands has undergone the second cycle of review of the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption conducted by the Republic of Korea and Vietnam. Following an invitation by the Solomon Islands Government in June 2016 during the Implementation Review Group (IRG) deliberations in Vienna, Austria, Solomon Islands volunteered to be reviewed…

Constable now under investigation

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Professional Standard and Internal Investigation (PSII) Division are now investigating the report of Police Constable Moffat Manelusi. Moffat is the son of Deputy Commissioner Operations Gabriel Manelusi. Young Manelusi over the weekend was alleged to have misused a police issued land cruiser on a drinking spree. Police Media Unit…

Basketball teams jet off

THE country’s women’s and men’s basketball teams jetted out of the country on Monday morning for Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). Both teams will participate in the 2017 FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup in Port Moresby which will kick off today till next Sunday. The 2017 FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup is an international basketball contested…

$3M to fight pest

A TOTAL of  SBD $3 million has been allocated by the government to fight against the deadly Rhinoceros Beetle which continues to destroy the coconut and oil palm plantations in the country. Permanent Secretary  of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Jimi Saelea revealed this on Monday in an exclusive interview with the Solomon Star.…

PARASI AIRFIELD TO REOPEN

Parasi airfield in Small Malaita which has been closed for the past seven (7) years is now set to re-open. This follows the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) at the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) in Honiara yesterday – Monday 25th September 2017. The signing comes after much negotiations and discussions by the…

BLUE BOAT CLARIFIED

Two destroyed, one held for study purposes By AATAI JOHN ONE of the three blue boats being ordered to be destroyed has been held for study purposes. That’s according the Director of Fisheries Edward Honiwala. Mr Honiwala said this was to allow the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) to do some work to enable satellite detection…

Four horse race

MARIST and Henderson Eels both won their respective matches on Sunday to make it a four horse race in the Telekom S-League title challenge. Defending champion Marist edged Real Kakamora 2-0 in the opening match with veteran striker Abraham Iniga brace seals the three points. Iniga scored a goal apiece in each half to make…