Lusi meets Cahill

An experience I’ll never forget, he says MEETING a sports or movie star is an experience many could only dream of. For Patterson Lusi, a former local referee who is currently studying in Australia, he got his chance to meet one of Australia’s most known sports personality and soccer star Tim Cahill, during an event…

Rise of a local NGO

MEET the man who founded a local charitable orgnaisation- I Lukim Sustainability Solomon Islands (ISSI) – then steer the organisation to be a world recognised body. Watson Puiahi, founder and director of ISSI is pleased to share this incredible story with Weekend Magazine. Last year Mr Puiahi was selected to participate in the ‘2015 Indigenous…

SIPRA wing leader leaves party

PARLIAMENTARY wing leader of the Solomon Islands Party for Rural Advancement (SIPRA) and MP for Savo Russell, Dickson Mua has resigned to join the Government. Mr Mua tendered his resignation on Thursday. “Yes, I’ve resigned to join the government,” Mr Mua, a prominent member of the Independent Group in Parliament, told the Solomon Star.  “I…

Fiji envoy discusses issues with Sogavare

FIJI’S High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Romano Tikotikoca paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare, Wednesday, and discussed issues of common interest to their two countries including the identification of Fijians of Solomon Islands black-birded ancestry in Fiji. The majority of Fijians with Solomon Islands ancestry are descendants of Solomon Islanders who…

New magistrates take up duties

FIVE lawyers became magistrates after taking their oath on Thursday before Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer in the High Court. They Ricky Iomea, Fatima Taeburi, and Edwin Saramo, who are now principal magistrates; and first class magistrates Natalie Kesaka and Augustine Aulanga. Three of them – Mr Iomea, Mrs Kesaka, and Mr Aulanga – have…

Top visiting BSP officials meet PM

A TOP level delegation from the PNG-based Bank South Pacific (BSP) made a courtesy call on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Thursday during which they expressed confidence in the business environment in Solomon Islands. The three-man delegation includes BSP Chairman Kostas Constantinou, BSP Chief Executive Officer Robin Fleming and BSP Country Manager David Anderson. The…