MASSIVE DAMAGE

Villagers fear for environment VILLAGERS in east Are’are, Malaita, fear for their environment after a logging company destroyed two hectares of virgin mangrove forest. MEGA logging company landed at Rurata in March this year and in the process of building a wharf, destroyed the community’s mangrove trees. “They not only destroyed our mangroves, but also…

Accused to take plea again

A MAN accused of setting fire to a bulldozer at a logging camp in Isabel Province early this year will take his plea again today. This was after Nicholas Luavera entered a guilty plea to the arson charge yesterday when he was arraigned. However, his guilty plea was inconsistent with his lawyer’s advice as he…

Ragomo on the brink

SOLOMON Islands Brazilian-based Elliot Ragomo is turning few heads during his trial with professional futsal outfit Minas Clube as he is on the brink of signing a professional contract. Ragomo’s impressive performance with the club’s youth team in a friendly against the Brazil National Under 17 futsal side provided a platform for him to sign.…

‘Solo can beat NZ’

If we can beat New Zealand I am sure Solomon Islands senior national squad can also beat New Zealand in the upcoming OFC Stage Three final of the World Cup qualifiers next month. That was according to head coach of the Vanuatu national football team Moise Poida. Poida made the comment after their friendly match…

Second friendly today

The senior Kurukuru futsal team and the national U17 futsal squad will meet again this afternoon for their secondly friendly match as part of their build up to the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games and OFC U17 championship respectively. In their first friendly match Kurukuru beat the young lads 4-2 in a stunning…

Huge achievement to reach final

DESPITE St John community high school bowing out of the final race of the Bulkshop U16 futsal League, their assistance sports master and assistant coach Sam Uruau says reaching the final stage is a great achievement. Uruau and his boys bowed out of the top race following their 7-2 defeat to tournament’s favourite Koloale during…

$1.6B FOR TINA HYDRO

Sogavare underscores significance of hydro PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the government has secured $1.6 billion for the construction of the Tina River Hydro Dam. He revealed this in his keynote address at the Guadalcanal Province second appointed day on Tuesday at Lela Beach. “The Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) has secured $1.6 billion…