Six ministers to visit communist nation

BIG CHINA TRIP By ANDREW FANASIA  CHINA’S push to get Solomon Islands severe its diplomatic ties with Taiwan hits another button this week with a big ministerial delegation visiting the communist nation. Six government ministers, two backbenchers and one senior official will be in China from August 15 to 19 on a Chinese government funded trip. The…

Friendly match showdown

Solomon U19 takes on Junior Matildas By CARLOS ARUAFU THE much waited historic international friendly match is set to kick off at 4 pm at the Lawson Tama Stadium this afternoon. Solomon Islands Women’s U-19s will take on the Westfield Junior Matildas of Australia in a historic friendly match at Lawson Tama today. This is…

Manetoali’s trial next week 

THE Hearing of evidence into the alleged fraud case of the MP for Gao/Bugotu, Samuel Manetoali will start next week at the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. The two weeks trial will commence on Monday next week before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi. Manetoali is facing 17 counts of conversion in relation to allegation in 2014. This is in…

Police tackle kwaso

KWASO is illegal.  It affects the health of people who consume the home brew and it causes social problems including violence in families and the community at large. That’s the warning from the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) as it continues to roll out the Kwaso Action Plan throughout the provinces with stakeholders including…

Police probe top officer

POLICE say they are investigating claims the supervising Provincial Police Commander for Malaita province, Solomon Sisimia, sexually harassed one of his female officers at work. The police’s Professional Standards and Internal Investigation (PSII) confirmed this yesterday following concerns from relatives of the female officer. “We are looking into this allegation seriously,” a police statement said…

Malaita’s 36th second appointed day today

Malaita Province will today mark its 36th second appointed day in Auki. The event will be commemorated based on the theme “Self –Reliance and Community Resilience.” Invited guests from Honiara have already arrived in Auki for the Malaita Second Appointed Day celebration.  The official opening of the program will start at 8:30am with a protocol…

Choiseul delegation meets PM

A delegation from the Choiseul Provincial Government on Monday met with Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to discuss the Province’s priority development programmes. The delegation was led by Premier Watson Qoloni. The delegation included eight executive members, three government backbenchers, the Provincial Secretary and the Choiseul Bay Township Project Manager.  The face-to-face meeting was aimed at…

PASTOR REFUTES CON MAN CLAIMS

A PASTOR at the centre of social media attack in recent days has come out publicly to rubbish all allegations leveled against him. Pastor Nehemiah Martin of Hope International House of Prayer came under attack and criticism from Facebook users following a post by Smart Technology Solomon Islands. The post stated that Mr Nehemiah claimed…