AUST-SI new Partnership deal

A NEW three-year Solomon Islands-Australia Aid Partnership was sealed on Thursday in Honiara. Both the Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells and the Minister for Development Planning and Aid Coordination Danny Philip signed the deal. A statement from the Australian High Commission Office said, the Partnership sets out the Solomon…

Youth told to be positive in life

RAMSI special coordinator Quinton Devlin urges the nation’s youth to engage in activities that make a positive contribution to their community. He was speaking at the closing farewell ceremony at Lawson Tama last night. In his final message to the young people of this nation, Mr Devlin said: “Fourteen years ago, RAMSI arrived to find…

PM hails success of RAMSI

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the significant achievements made by the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands reflect the importance of Pacific diplomacy, solidarity and cooperation. The Prime Minister made the remarks when the motion for Parliament to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House to consider a joint report by the Solomon…

MEDALS FOR ATHLETICS

Solomon Islands has won a Silver and a Bronze medal in day one of the Oceania Athletics Championship currently underway in Suva, Fiji. The medals were won by long distance runners, Patrick Kam and Sharon Firisua. Kam finished second in the men’s 5000m race behind Papua New Guinea (PNG) who finished first and a step…

Hou: we are sliding down

BANKRUPTCY WARNING THE country is on the brink of bankruptcy, Opposition spokesman on finance Rick Hou warned, Wednesday. The former Central Bank governor issued the warning as the country’s cash flow problem deepens. “The government’s failure to stop wastage of funds on unnecessary spending will seriously affect basic service delivery,” Mr Hou told reporters in…

Students plea for allowance

After last week’s confrontation with the Education office, they appeared again on Tuesday but this time with placards showing their dire need to have their semester allowances processed. More than 1140 government sponsored students at the country’s university for the second time confronted the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) demanding an explanation…

‘We need to step up’

MALAITA Eagles coach Terry Oiaka urged his players to setup in their next match of the Solomon Cup this weekend. The Eagles could not turn their dominance of the encounter with Western Turtles into victory. Speaking to the press after the 1-1 draw with the Turtles on Tuesday, Oiaka said his boys need to step…

Kakamora cruises past Renbel

Real Kakamora registered their first win of the 2017 Solomon Cup tournament with an impressive 8-0 against Renbel at the Lawson Tama Stadium, Tuesday. Six goals in the first half and two more in the second half was more than enough for the Solomon Games champions to seal their first win of group B. Real…

FOR THE FUTURE

….Undersea cable to boost commercial activities THE deal for the much awaited Fibre Optic Cable System that will offer faster and cheaper internet connectivity in the country come 2019 has been signed on Tuesday in Honiara. Solomon Islands Government, Solomon Island Submarine Cable Company (SISCC) and Huawei International all signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU).…

SMC launches the road infrastructure project

A GROUND breaking ceremony for the Small Malaita Constituency (SMC) road infrastructure program and the dedication of road project machineries have been successfully conducted fortnight ago. A statement from the SMC said the event was held on 14 June 2017, thanks to the active involvement of the Member of Parliament Rick Houenipwela. The SMC Office…