SOCCER PROTEST

Konofilia turns down SIFF request By CARLOS ARUAFU A former national mid-fielder and founder of the West Honiara Royals Kids Football Academy, Joel Moffat Konofilia has turned down Solomon Islands Football Federation’s (SIFF) request to have talks instead opted for a protest against the SIFF president. A protest against the president of SIFF, William Lai…

Pre-trial for Sikua

Pre-Trial Conference (PTC) documents on the matter of former permanent secretary for the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services Edmond Sikua is yet to be finalised. Sikua’s matter was brought to the Honiara Magistrates Court on Wednesday and further adjourned to Monday next week. This is for the pre-trial conference. The adjournment period…

RSIPF forensic officers complete advance fingerprint detection training

Forensic officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) today 14 December 2017 concluded a workshop on fingerprint detection using chemical treatments and optical light enhance techniques using the Poli Light. The workshop, held at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara, was facilitated by an Australian Forensic Scientist, Mr Milutin Stoilovic, who invented the…

Opposition suggests COI into beche-de-mer saga

AN independent commission of inquiry (COI) to investigate the allegations of corruption within the local bêche-de-mer industry should be established. The call was made by Opposition Leader Manasseh Maelanga on Wednesday. Mr Maelanga said the bêche-de-mer industry if properly managed by the government through the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources should be one of…

BIG TUNA HIT

Soltuna exports first canned tuna products to US market By RONALD TOITO’ONA SOLTUNA has recently made history by producing The Tuna Store’s Ocean Naturals brand of canned tuna for shipment to the United States (U.S) market. The first shipment of the newly branded Ocean Naturals to the U.S. market from SolTuna was made on October…

HCC to ban foreign owned buses

HONIARA City Council (HCC) will ban foreign owned buses operating in Honiara city. That was according to City Mayor Andrew Mua in an exclusive interview over the weekend. He said their input into the Bus Ordinance will promote indigenous business rights. “It is obvious that some of the foreign owned business houses have ventured into…

GOLD HUNT

Sharon vows to win three gold By SIMON ABANAIn Port Vila, Vanuatu SOLOMON Islands long distance queen Sharon Firisua is determined to win three gold medals at the Vanuatu 2017 Pacific Mini Games after she won her first in the 10,000 metre yesterday. Firisua clocked a time of 39 minutes and 25 seconds ahead of…

Wate is new NPF head

Michael Wate has been appointed the new general manager of Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (NPF). He replaces Tony Makabo, who has held the post over the last 14 years. Prior to his appointment, Wate was NPF’s deputy general manager, a position he held for nearly 12 years. Deputy chairman of the NPF board, Gideon…