Sumsum leaving

Airline spent $29.1M on aircrafts’ refurbishments SOLOMON Airlines chief executive officer Captain Ron Sumsum is expected to leave the airline by the end of the year, after 10 years on the job. The airline’s general manager operations &commercial, Gas Kraus, announced this on Wednesday in front of business executives and leaders in Honiara. This was…

Logging dilemma

AG says he’s not aware of forestry moratorium THE Attorney General’s Office is not aware of any moratorium endorsed by Cabinet on the logging industry. This came after the Solomons Forest Association (SFA) claimed there was a moratorium endorsed by Cabinet about a year ago. However, government did not implement the moratorium which resulted in…

Malu’u medical staff assaulted

MEDICAL staff at Malu’u area health centre in North Malaita have in strongest term condemned an alleged assault on one of its staff early this week. Information reaching this paper claimed that a male nurse on duty on Tuesday was allegedly assaulted by young male after he was  unhappy with the medical instruction given by…

Obstruction charge withdrawn

The charge against an employee of the closed down mini casino, Cyber King, will be officially withdrawn on Thursday. Public Prosecutor David Tepai on Wednesday confirmed to the court that prosecution will withdraw the charge of obstructing a police officer against Raymond Ting due to insufficient evidence. He however needs time to get the authority…

Alleged Auki BSP bank robbers refused bail

A third bail application made for two of the men accused of the armed robbery at the Bank of South Pacific (BSP) in Auki last year, has been refused. Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo yesterday refused bail for John Kiki and Nelson Ausolo fearing they might influence investigation and the trial. “The nature of the…

PM meets senior Australian diplomat

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Wednesday briefly met with the Australian senior foreign affairs official Deputy Secretary Ric Wells. A statement from the PM Press Secretariat said Mr Wells from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade made the courtesy call yesterday afternoon as part of his three-day visit to Solomon Islands. “As the…

Kurukuru confident of making difference

Solomon Islands national futsal team, Kurukuru is confident it can make a difference in the upcoming 2016 FIFA Futsal World. Speaking to local media on their arrival from Australia on Wednesday, head coach, Juliano Schmeling said the team had stepped up preparations during their month long training camp in Australia. He said with the stage…

Hana FC takes on Red Cardim Vaelens program

Hana Football Club started the Red Cardim Vaelens program early this week in Honiara. They started their training program on the topic of family violence which was presented by the community policing team of the RSIPF. During the training activity which was facilitated by the Community Policing team of the RSIPF, they highlighted some of…

Malaita Futsal

Friendlies set The Malaita Futsal team for the up coming Solomon Games will be hosting a Honiara based Futsal club call Matox in two friendly matches scheduled for this coming weekend. The two friendlies will be staged at the Aligegeo stadium in Auki tomorrow and on Saturday respectively. This was confirmed to Star Sports in…