Kurukuru squad named soon

The newly appointed head coach for the Solomon Islands national futsal team, Jerry Sam will reveal the names of the final Kurukuru squad this week. Sam told Star Sports that he will reveal the names of 12 players who will be travelling to Turkmenistan for the Asian Indoor Games. Currently there are 20 players, both…

SISA clarifies misleading report

THE University of the South Pacific (USP) Laucala campus based Solomon Islands Student Association (SISA) in Suva, Fiji had clarified reports that students have been forced to defer studies as a result of the country’s financial state. The SISA Executive in Suva, in a statement on Sunday said, it wishes to clarify the article published…

Drunk driving remains high

Despite many warnings and messages against drinking and driving, the number of cases relating to drink and driving is still an issue. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley told journalists on Thursday at his weekly conference that with 11 cases of alcohol on the roads recorded for the first two weeks of this month is unacceptable high.…

‘DOCTORS’ DEMAND HUGE’

Ministry attempts to address strike plan THE demand by doctors to increase their salaries and allowances by 60 to 70 per cent is huge. Thats according to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) permanent secretary Dr Tenneth Dalipanda when he appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing recently. Dr Dalipanda was responding…

READ SI WINS PRIME MINISTER’S HEART

A recently established literacy organisation in the Solomon Islands has won Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s heart for its mission to battle the country’s high illiteracy rate by providing literacy classes and libraries in 600 villages across the country by April 2018. As a result, “READ SI” which stands for “Resources for Education to Advance Development…

STUDENTS BLOCKED

Govt SINU sponsored students disallowed entitlement SOLOMON Islands Government (SIG) sponsored students studying at our state-owned university have been banned from meals and boarding privileges due to unsettled arrears by the government as of last semester. However, they are only allowed to attend classes. Its understood government’s arrears with Solomon Islands National University (SINU) runs…