Lai hails team

PRESIDENT of the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) William Lai has congratulated the senior national football team for their fine performance over the mighty All Whites. Lai made the comment following the 2-2 draw against the professional side in their return match at the Lawson Tama stadium in front of jam packed home fans. “While…

Police arrest rape suspect

NAHA police have arrested a male suspect for allegedly raping a 33-year-old disabled female over the weekend at Lau Valley, East Honiara. The arrest was made after the male suspect was apprehended by the woman’s relatives and brought to the Naha Police Station. RSIPF Sexual Assault Squad investigators assisted Naha CID officers to interview the…

40 to receive Australian awards in 2018

FORTY Solomon Islands students will study in universities both in Australia and the Pacific region in 2018 under Australia Awards Scholarships. The Australia Awards program provides successful applicants with the skills and knowledge to drive change and influence economic and social development in Solomon Islands. The awards covers travel, health insurance, living allowances, tuition fees…

Blue boat appeal went unheeded

AN appeal to the government not to destroy the three Vietnamese blue boats has not been heeded. Managing Director of Treasure Islands Export, Henry Star Dora, recently wrote a letter to the government requesting the boats not to be destroyed. A copy of the letter dated 27/08/2017, addressed to the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine…

PAC WARNS MINISTRIES

“Keep your hands off Development Budget” By AATAI JOHN THE Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned government line ministries to stop applying for funds in the Development Budget to fund expenditures categorised under the recurrent budget. This was revealed by PAC Chairman Rick Hou when the Attorney General (AG) and his officers appeared before his…

RINI: CASH CRISIS OVER

THE government’s cash-flow crisis is over, Finance minister Snyder Rini says. “The cash-flow crisis which the country experienced recently is not an issue anymore as revenue generation is back on track,” Mr Rini told parliament last week at the passage of the 2017 Supplementary Appropriation Bill. More than $400 million was appropriated for in the…

Warrant of Arrest issued for minister

A WARRANT of arrest (WOA) has been issued on Friday at the Honiara Magistrates’ Court for the arrest of the Minister of Provincial Governments and Institutional Strengthening David Tome. Chief Magistrate John Numapo issued the warrant of arrest for the government Minister after he and his lawyer Michael Pitakaka of Michael Pitakaka Law Chamber failed…

‘PM LIED AGAIN’

Opposition Group hits back at Sogavare THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has hit back at the Prime Minister describing his statement as a “cheap lie” from a “desperate leader with a guilty conscience”. The Opposition was responding to a statement by the Prime Minister in the Island Sun today accusing the Opposition of inciting public outcry…

Kurukuru final squad named

SOLOMON Islands national futsal team head coach Jerry Sam has named his final travelling squad for the 5th Asian Indoor games. Speaking to Star Sports yesterday, Sam said after weeks of trails and training, he has decided to select the 11 players who will represent the country in Turkmenistan this month. “After watching the players…