HALT THE BILL

TSI urges gov’t to delay passing controversial law TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands (TSI) yesterday urged the Government to halt taking the Traditional Governance and Customs Facilitation Bill to parliament. The bill is currently with the Bills and Legislative Committee, which has started conducting its hearing yesterday. TSI’s call came a day after the Civil Society Sector…

Principal unhappy over HCC’s action

Honiara Integrated Primary School (HIPS) administration has expressed anger over the way the Honiara City Council (HCC) Law Enforcement has forcefully demolished their only school market house. The school is located near the Multipurpose Hall in Chinatown. School Principal Jim Tepo who was furious over the action described the move as ‘irresponsible.’ Mr Tepo along…

Killer car driver charged, detained

A WOMAN accused of driving the car that killed a 15-year-old girl in a tragic accident last Saturday in Honiara has been remanded in custody on Tuesday. Veslyn Ririana, 26, of Isabel Province, appeared in court on Tuesday for the first time following Saturday’s tragic event. She faces charges of causing death by reckless or…

A shot at history

IT’S OUR MOMENT: WAITA By CARLOS ARUAFU THE national under-16 side will take a shot at history when they meet archrivals Fiji in the first Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) U-16 Championship semi-final, which kicks off at 10am today at Lawson Tama. The winner will secure a spot in next year’s under-17 FIFA World Cup in…

Provincial fisheries officers annual conference underway

The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources annual Provincial Fisheries Officers conference got underway in Honiara on Monday morning with most of the provinces represented. The provincial fisheries officers’ participation has been made possible through the World Bank’s Pacific Regional Oceanscape Program (PROP) under its component 2: Sustainable Management of Coastal Fisheries. PROP is a…

Pig farmers challenged

MINISTER of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Augustine Auga has challenged pig farmers to utilise their ability and strength to venture into piggery farming to earn money and support their families.  He stated this at the opening of Adaliua Integrated Pig and Agriculture centre in Central Kwara’ae close to Auki in Malaita province last week. Mr…

Uni students urged to wear decent clothing

ONE of the topics discussed during the recent student forum organized by the University of the South Pacific (USP) Honiara Campus is on proper dressing code. Speaking at the forum Student Association President Robert Tahi said as an university institution students are expected to wear decent clothing whilst at the vicinity of the campuses. Mr…

Parties reconcile after fatal accident

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) on Sunday witnessed a reconciliation ceremony between parties involved in a fatal accident in Honiara on over the weekend in Honiara. The accident resulted in the death of a 15-year-old girl who died after collision with a vehicle. The reconciliation was held at the Rove Police…