Bilateral deals to be reviewed

The existing bilateral programmes between Solomon Islands Government and Papua New Guinea (PNG) will soon come under review with the focus to improve on them. A statement from the Prime Minister Press Secretariat a joint working group consisting of Solomon Islands Government and Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government officials are being tasked to conduct the…

Giant African Snails killing kumara gardens

THE government must be serious in the fight against the invasive Giant African Snail. This was the statement of Wilson Rara of Matapona in North Guadalcanal. Mr Rara said currently the snail is destroying food gardens in the Matapona communities. “If the authority responsible wants to control this snail, they must be serious with it,”…

Blue economy conference ocean conservation

The Pacific Islands Development Forum’s (PIDF’s) Pacific Blue Economy Conference to be held in Honiara in August this year will focus on traditional knowledge, the latest innovations and lessons learnt and best practices to inform policies, sustainable management and conservation of ocean resources for the Pacific. Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon Milner…

Red Cross moves to extend its reach

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West kwaraáe ward 4 leagues into round 2

The West kwaraáe ward 4 soccer league in Malaita province to enter into round matches at Dala North this weekend on Saturday. The round 2 matches will feature each soccer clubs in ward 4 of West Kwaraáe constituency appearing in competitive battle to claim top spot in second round stage. Speaking to Star Sport chairman…

U-16 training squad named

SOLOMON ISLANDS Football Federation (SIFF) has assembled 61 girls to fight for a place in the under-16 national team. SIFF Technical director, Patrick Miniti revealed the players on Wednesday to Star Sports. Mr Miniti said his selection team have indentified potential players and will run trails as of this weekend at Lawson Tama. “This is…

Mighty GB FC united went down

The West Kwaraáe ward 3 soccer league champion GB United went down 3-1 to the underdogs Ailako FC in the Auki Soccer league over the weekend. GB United being dubbed as one of the favourites by spectators suffered a surprising defeat to give the boys from Bio, Buma and Gwaunaoa communities a lot to think…

Rape accused ready for plea

A MAN accused of breaking into a room at the King Solomon Hotel in Honiara and allegedly raped a girl last year is ready to take his plea. His lawyer Clifton Ruele from Public Solicitors’ Office on Wednesday confirmed to the court his client Michael Wanman Meke is ready to take his plea. A short…

SIPA CEO meets PM

The new Chief Executive Officer  (CEO)of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has pledged the revive the tainted images of the Honiara and Noro ports and put them back on the regional map as the best state-operated port in the Pacific region within the next six months. CEO Mr Eranda Kotelawala made the pledge when…

$10M health scandal

Prosecution yet to provide disclosures PROSECUTION is yet to provide full disclosures on the case of the five people charged in connection to the $10 million scandal within the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. Only partial disclosures were served to the defence counsels on Wednesday. Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo adjourned the matter…