SPENDING SOARS

GOVERNMENT spending continues to sky-rocket, it____s been disclosed. A close source within the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT) revealed to this paper, Thursday. “Government’s expenditure continues to soar beyond the revenues collected, thus suffocating government coffers.” The officer who wants to remain anonymous said revenue collected for this first half of the year is…

CORPSE FOUND IN MATANIKO RIVER

A DEAD unidentified body of a male believed to be in his 30’s was found floating in the Mataniko River, Central Honiara around 3pm yesterday afternoon. The police said the body of Melanesian features was first spotted by two women floating near the river banks close to the clinic. They were shocked with the discovery…

Kilu____ufi hospital thanks kids for visit

Director of the Kilu’ufi Hospital in Auki, Malaita province Dr. Henry Kako has thanked the visiting Maranatha Children____s Ministry for visiting Kilu’ufi hospital. In a statement on Wednesday Dr. Kako thanked the kids for their visit to the sick patients at the wards. He said the visit was welcomed by Kilu’ufi hospital and its staff.…

East road service affected by poor road

DAILY road users in East Malaita are facing unreliable transport service as a portion of the East road deteriorates to its worst condition. The last road repair was completed last year and users complain of having to pay for twice as much for road transportation. Farmers, women and children are the most effected people who…

J-PRISM project here has been successful

The Japanese Technical Cooperation Project for Promotion of Regional Initiative on Solid Waste Management (J-PRISM I) for Solomon Islands has yielded successful results. Japanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands, H.E Kenichi Kimiya during his remarks at J-PRISM’s first steering committee on Monday said through the continuous efforts and team work with the Ministry of Environment, Honiara…

Its history for Shields

REACHING the semi finals is not just a great achievement for the Central Islands football team but also it is history. Central Islands has never reached the grand finals of the Solomon Cup tournament since its inception in 1991. Reaching the grand finals is history for the Shields and also defeating Western Turtles is another…

SIFF clarifies gate takings

THE Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has made clarification on how the gate takings are managed. The clarification was made following criticisms by the public accusing SIFF of misusing the gate takings for personal use. They also questioned SIFF if provincial teams will benefit from the gate takings. SIFF president, William Lai in response to…

Organizers lauds supporters’ cooperation

The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) and Solomon Cup Local Organizing Committee (LOC) have thanked football fans and supporters for their cooperation during the semifinal matches. SIFF vice president and chairman of the Solomon Cup LOC Eddie Omokirio expressed this after the successfully completion of the two semifinals on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.  “On…

Lauru coach accepts defeat

THE Lauru Kuvojo football team has accepted their 4-0 defeat to defending champions of the Solomon Cup Malaita Eagles in the second semifinal of the competition held in front of a jam packed Lawson Tama stadium, Wednesday. Head coach Eddie Rukumana told local media after their bitter loss they were psychologically affected. “I’d like to…

School Hockey League dates set

THE Low Price Enterprise men’s School Hockey League and Fiji FMF Biscuits women’s School Hockey League will resume next month. Organizers of the league confirmed this to Star Sports on Wednesday. “Currently the league is on hold due to school holiday, however we will resume our matches on the first week of August,’’ the statement…