26.4% in visitor arrivals

INTERNATIONAL arrivals into the country has reached 14,648 in total for 2018 second quarter making an upturn of 26.4 per cent growth says the National Statistics Office (NSO). Government Statistician, Douglas Kimi, while releasing the figures for the second quarter of this year recently said the increase of 26.4% compared to the 1st quarter 2018,…

UNDERAGE REGISTRATION CLAIMS

THERE are claims of underage registration in some parts of Malaita Province sparking concerns that the current registration process has been abused. Reports have surfaced that youths under the age of 18 have turned up at the registration venue and got registered. A West Kwara’ae man told the paper that he believes most of the…

Impressive start for U16

Solomon Islands national U16 men’s football team has made an impressive start in the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) U16 championship currently underway in Honiara. They defeated Papua New Guinea (PNG) 5-0 at the Lawson Tama Stadium on Sunday. The national U16 futsal star player Raphael Lea’ai scored a hat trick to give his side the…

Malaita thanks partners

Malaita Province has thanked stakeholders for organizing the three-day Peace Building Innovation Forum for youths that ended at Auki last Thursday. The province’s deputy secretary Robert Wales said he was glad to see youths come out and showcased their hidden talents can contribute to the economic development of this country. He said it was a…

Security for all

Police to launch games operation By CARLOS ARUAFU  As the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) under 16 championship kicks off today, police say they’ll ensure there’s security for all. Eight teams from the region are taking part in the championship, with Vanuatu taking on defending champions New Zealand in the opening match this morning. “A total…

NO ID CARD, NO UPDATE

REGISTERED voters in Buma ward, west Kwara’ae constituency, Malaita Province who have lost their 2014 national general election (NGE) identification (ID) cards have been denied the opportunity to update their details. Most of the voters have registered during the 2014 election and decided to switch constituency and wanted to update their registration details inorder to…

KILLERS JAILED FOR LIFE

Guilty of murdering Chinese couple By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   TWO men who went on a blood path, killing a Chinese couple within a span of 10 minutes before robbing their shop, will now spend the rest of their lives in jail. This was after Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer on Thursday found Jimson Goufi and Raymond…

Police monitor voter registration

POLICE say they are monitoring the registration of voters, which started Monday this week throughout the country. RSIPF Supervising Deputy Commissioner (DC) Operation, Joseph Manelugu says his officers in Honiara and throughout the provinces are monitoring the registration process as part of their normal duties with people travelling to their registration centres scattered throughout the…

Australia says it commits to national projects

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has welcomed the new Australian Government’s assurance to progress with the Under Sea Cable Project. Australia’s Foreign Minister Senator Marise Payne assured Mr Hou during their bilateral meeting in Nauru on Wednesday. “We are keen to continue with the cable project and we are pleased that everything is in progress, “…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Bellona murder accused in court* Lawyer wants time with client* Court to inquire into sexual offence case* Closing submissions in abduction case today Bellona murder accused in court   A YOUNG man accused of the murder of a little girl and injuring four people at Bellona, Renbell Province, last month has appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court…