A STEP CLOSER

Solomon Islands is another step closer to the World Cup following their 2-1 against Papua New Guinea (PNG) in Port Moresby last night. Tuesday’s win confirmed their spot for stage four of the World Cup Qualifiers. This means Tahiti who have been waiting for a defeat to Solomon Islands and PNG are out of contention…

Aligegeo to have new water pump, tank

ALIGEGEO provincial secondary school (APSS) will soon have a new water pump plus a tank. This was made possible by Caritas of New Zealand following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Malaita provincial government, RWASH Auki project and the school administration. This new deal will see the expansion of the current…

WHERE’S OUR CDF?

TSI: time to expose CDF for what it is MORE than $1.3 billion were paid through Members of Parliament for constituency development in the last seven years, Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) has disclosed. But little of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) transpired into real development on the ground, the watchdog agency stated on Tuesday. From…

HISTORY REPEATED

Vega-Arango and Co sealed final spot OUR national men’s football team has repeated the 2004 history to qualify for the Stage 3 of World Cup Qualifiers final after beating Papua New Guinea 2-1 in Port Moresby last night. The Felipe Vega-Arango led side only needing a point to progress but they came back from a…

Opposition welcomes open sky agreement with Taiwan

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has welcomed the Open Skies Agreement signed between the Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan and Solomon Islands on Friday last week. The agreement was signed between Taiwan’s Transportation and Communications Minister Ho Chen Tan and Minister of Communication & Aviation Peter Shanel. “The Opposition Office welcomes the agreement as it will…

Appeal to assist landslide victims

PROVINCIAL ward member for Vatukulau ward in south Guadalcanal is appealing to organisations and the national government to assist his people with food and shelter after their homes were destroyed by landside last week. Rollen Seleso made the appeal on Tuesday when he handed over 60 20kg bags of rice to his people at Raeavu…

Students call for road tar sealing

FORMER and current students of Selwyn College have called for the tar sealing of road leading to the school in Northwest Guadalcanal. “This portion of road should be tar sealed as it is one of the country’s beautiful landscape and a pivotal route leading to a prominent school and communities further down west.” Northwest Guadalcanal…

DORM BURNT DOWN

RENBEL’s top provincial secondary school New Place secondary school was forced into an early mid-year break after fire razed to ground zero one of the boy’s dormitories last week. The next day, the school administration resolved to send the more than 80 students home. Tingoa Provincial Police are currently conducting an internal investigation inside the…

Alleged fraudster released from jail

Kwanafia is a free man again Alleged local fraudster Walter Hubert Kwanafia has been released from Papua New Guinea police custody, the Sunday Star was told last night. And he is not going to be extradited due to lack of legal grounds to process his extradition papers. Solomon Islands lawyer working in PNG George Atoa…

Fresh warning on bogus recruiting agents here

THE Labor Mobility Unit (LMU) within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade is once again stressing to the general public the importance of verifying the legitimacy of Agents who recruit for the Australian Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP). “The Unit is making clear that people wanting to participate should never have to pay money…