ROC foreign minister to visit SI

The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has announced the upcoming visit of Dr. David Lee, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan), to Honiara. The tour will be from the 20th to the 23rd of June, a statement from ROC said. Dr. Lee’s visit, under the invitation of his counterpart…

Our Fiji-based students get allowance

GOVERNMENT funded students studying at a number of universities in Fiji have finally received a portion of their much awaited allowance for the month of June. Reports reaching the paper over the weekend said, the students only received FJD$600 (SBD$1800) on Friday. The students were supposed to receive FJD$1040 (SBD$3100) per month. However, its understood…

5 DEAD, 11 MISSING

Marau boat tragedy toll rises Five are confirmed dead, while 11 are still missing from the Marau boat tragedy. As the police patrol boat with local boats combed the seas off Marau in the eastern coast of Guadalcanal, hopes of finding the missing 11 alive become slimmer. Four dead bodies were recovered on Friday after…

15 missing, one dead

FIFTEEN people are still missing when their boat capsized in bad weather on Wednesday while traveling from West Are’are, Malaita province to Marau, east Guadalcanal. Police in Marau have so far rescued eight of the 23 people mostly youths that travelled in the boat. The youths traveled in two separate boats. They are from Uhu,…

Careless driver arrested

GUADALCANAL Provincial Police on 13 June 2017 arrested a male for careless driving at Lungga Cross Road. The 30-year-old is being charged for careless driving after hitting a motor bike causing injury to the motor cyclist. The driver of the car involved has been charged for careless driving and expected to appear before Honiara Magistrate’s…

PMO denies hefty bill

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has denied claims it had incurred $900,000 in monthly bills for the use of telephones and fax late last year. And the Office vowed to make a formal response later. The Office denied the claims following information being leaked to a largest social networking group which attracted heavy criticism. In…

Manele congratulates National Football Team

PARLIAMENTARY Opposition Leader Honorable Jeremiah Manele has offered his congratulations to the Solomon Islands Football Team. In a statement on Wednesday, Mr Manele said it is indeed a proud moment for the country as Solomon Islands once again regain its status as one of the best in the region after more than a decade. “As…

Communities affected by flooding

COMMUNITIES situated close to Ladeabu river in East Fataleka, Malaita have been affected by flooding which damaged their food gardens. This follows heavy down pour on Saturday which uprooted and washed away their food gardens. The river close to Ruru community high school burst its bank and swept all the gardens. Reports reaching the Solomon…

Peace training for youth

THE first UN Peacebuilding Project supported training in peacebuilding and economic livelihood was launched on Monday with 20 youths from communities in North Malaita and Weathercoast. Through a partnership agreement signed between the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Coconut Technology Centre (CTC) up to 200 youths will benefit from such training over the…

Tepuke from Taumako arrives in Santa Cruz

FOR the first time in over 30 years, a Taumako voyaging canoe arrived at Santa Cruz Island’s northwestern tip on Sunday, June 4. Captain Ambrose Miki and his gallant crew, James Mapua, Jonathan Mengo, Willie Lohia, and Harry Vanosi, sailed the tepuke from their home in the Duff Islands to demonstrate their Vaka Valo organization’s…