A career in football

A Change Maker’s Story HE’S been playing football for over 10 years, representing the country in tournaments abroad and locally. Now it’s time for him to take the next trail into his football career. Semi-Professional Footballer Henry Fa’arodo Junior has just recently been signed up to join Hamilton Wanderers FC in New Zealand for the…

Gov’t urged to drop US$100b loan offer

DSE calls on the government to drop the proposed US$100 billion loan DEVELOPMENT Services Exchange (DSE) and its civil society organisation (CSO) members are calling on the government to drop immediately its consideration of the proposed US$100 billion loan from Beijing-based financier Terry Wong. DSE reiterates the call by many citizens including Transparency SI and…

Spirit of Solomons ready to fly

Solomon Airlines new Airbus A320-200, “Spirit of Solomons” will make its first landing in the country, Saturday. The national carrier said on Friday, the aircraft left Townsville yesterday for Brisbane International Airport following completion of painting and its seat installation.  At Brisbane International Airport, it will position for its first scheduled flight to Honiara today. The…

Police inquiry ongoing despite reconciliation

RECONCILIATION has been conducted between the three drunken senior police officers and the families of the two students following an accident in Malaita last month. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said this does not mean investigations into this matter will stop. “Investigation has to take its cause,” Mr. Mangau said. Mr. Mangau added that the…

Lauru shipping report handed to province

CHOISEUL Provincial executive has received a report on Lauru Shipping Limited’s viability investigative study from the appointed task force on 5th March 2020.  Chairman Nixon Qurusu, Secretary Dagonal Dereveke and Treasurer Sam Keqa of Choiseul Provincial Government Taskforce into Lauru Shipping Limited made a short presentation on the findings.  The report was finally handed to…

SUSPICIOUS DEATH

Police: bruises on man’s body By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN POLICE say they are treating the death of the 68-year-old man whose body was found beside the road at Guadalcanal Plains as suspicious because of the bruises found on his body. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau at the commissioner’s weekly conference told reporters that the body of…

Upgrading of outskirts city roads soon

A CONTRACT has been signed on Thursday by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) and Island Kori Construction Company.  The signing marks the beginning of the upgrading of Kombivatu, Feraladoa, Ferakusia and Matariu roads. Speaking during the signing ceremony, the Permanent Secretary of MID Stephen Maesiola thanked Cathrine Ernest for showing…

Missing RAV 4 case to DPP

THE police report on the vehicle that went missing from the Kukum Traffic Centre compound last December is now with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said police’s Professional Standard and Investigation (PSII) had the report forwarded to the DPP after they completed their investigations. “So far the PSII completed…

Census data quality checks underway

Data Quality Check (QC) of the 2019 National Population and Housing Census is currently underway at the National Statistics Office/Census Office in Honiara. This was after all the census filled forms from all the provinces were collected and registered by the census office over the past months. The census office has recruited Quality Checkers and…