Case delayed for accused to get lawyer

The case of the three young alleged robbers has been further adjourned to allow one of them to get legal representation. The trio including a 17 year-old juvenile were accused of a robbery a taxi in September last year. The juvenile has already pleaded not guilty to the robbery charge while his co-accused 20-year-old Atley…

New charges laid against three suspects

Three men accused of damaging properties of more than $500,000 at Tamone Settlement, east of Honiara will plea to the new charges against them. Fred Sikini, 50, Anthony Justin, 33, and Chris Suimae have already pleaded not guilty to the charges of two counts of malicious damage, one count of criminal trespass and another of…

Dam treatment underway

THE DEWATERING treatment for the Gold Ridge Mining Ltd Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) at Gold Ridge in central Guadalcanal is currently underway, starting at around 6pm on Tuesday. This came after the government, through the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology granted approval on the 19th of this month, for the dewatering…

$2M deal sealed

SIPA and SIFF sign biggest deal THE Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) and the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has finally signed the $2 million dollar pledge made by SIPA early last month to support Kurukuru’s preparation for the World Cup. The FIFA Futsal World Cup kicks off in Colombia in September. The signing took…

Good on you Yow, thanks for supporting Kurukuru

On Tuesday the Solomon Islands Ports Authority Chief Executive Officer Colin Yow finally materialized his pledge to help the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) in preparing the Solomon Islands National Futsal Team for their Colombia World Cup Campaign. Mr Yow on behalf of SIPA sealed the deal with SIFF at SIPA office in the afternoon…

Australia Awards Scholarship applications closing soon

Up to 30 Australia Awards Scholarships are on offer for interested and eligible Solomon Islanders to study in Australia and across the region from 2017. The Australia Awards will provide successful applicants with the skills and knowledge to drive change and influence economic and social development in Solomon Islands. Australian High Commissioner, Andrew Byrne, has…

Our soccer

Dear Editor – True to his word the PNG coach is now smiling after beating our boys 2-1 at Lawson Tama. It was revenge that PNG was looking for. I watched the final friendly and PNG deserve to win the match because they have played hard and well with good speed throughout the entire match.…

SIPA dawn

Dear Editor – I learn with great interest on issues pertaining to SIPA especially its reform programme. Initially, I first confused and questioned because of my scarce knowledge of the reform program. My traditional knowledge of SIPA which commonly known as ‘Ports Authority’- a gate way for export and import of goods challenges me to…

Kakamora sports carnival set

Eight secondary schools have been confirmed for the 2016 Our Telekom Kakamora inter-secondary schools Athletics carnival to be held at Waimapuru National Secondary Athletics track from 11th April – 15th April. They are Santa Ana CHS, Namuga CHS, Waimasi CHS, FMC CHS, Pawa PSS, Ramah CHS and Waimapuru National Secondary School. Waimapuru will host this…

Good start for 3×3 series

THE 2016 3×3 Basketball Series, Game 1 has made a great start on Easter Monday, with Marist team 1 registering their determination to take out this whole three game series by beating Pinoy Slashers in the grand final, with a nail biting 21 – 18 finish. Marist A fielded their highly experienced team which comprised…