Final friendly showdown

National squad takes on All Stars today THE Solomon Islands national men’s football team will play their first friendly match today after weeks of resuming training. They will take on the All Stars team at 3pm at the Lawson Tama Stadium this afternoon. All Stars team is a team comprised of top provincial players selected…

Malaita police warn drivers to drive carefully

POLICE in Malaita Province are warning public transport providers to take extra precaution when transporting passengers during this wet weather. Malaita Provincial Police Commander David Wate made this call following a public bus accident in Auki, Friday last week. The accident occurred near the Seventh Adventist Church area in Auki. Mr Wate said the accident…

MID: 9 road development projects for 2017

NINE road development projects have been identified by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) to start this year. Speaking before the National Sustainable Tourism Investment Forum last week, MID undersecretary (technical) Jimmy Nuake said these nine projects are under the Medium Term Transport Action Plan (MTTAP) 2017 to 2021. MID projects are pivotal in the…

SECRET DEAL TALK?

THE Opposition Group has claimed a top government Minister has secretly met with an Asian Miner at a hotel carpark under the cover of darkness. The Group revealed this after it took possession of a video footage of the alleged secret night meeting. The Opposition in a statement on Monday it has been obtained the…

No formality yet on playing grounds

Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) is yet to receive any formal request from the relevant authorities regarding the intentions to use the playing grounds at King George VI and Panatina for the 2023 games. Permanent Secretary (PS) to MEHRD Dr. Franco Roddie revealed this to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) when the…

Bad News for AMA

Ministry downplayed Status of AMA Permanent Secretary (PS) for Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) Dr. Franco Roddie says the first assessment of AMA University is a damning report. PS revealed this during the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting last Friday. Dr. Roddie says his ministry is not the rightful authority to ensure…

EAGLES RETAIN TITLE

Raragia free-kick sealed victory for Malaita GOALS from Clement Baegeni and Andrew Raragia saw Malaita Eagles defend the Solomon Cup with a 2-1 triumph over a gallant Central Shields side in the grand-final yesterday at Lawson Tama. Going into the final as the firm favourites, the Eagles started the match on the front foot. Malaita…

Possession of firearm charges withdrawn

THE case of the three men charged in relation to the gun that was found inside a vehicle in Honiara in May this year has been withdrawn yesterday. Prosecution withdrew the charges of possession of firearm without licence and possession of ammunition (bullets) without licence against Eddie Iro Kwanairara, 41, Willie Laukene Nunu and Jimmy…

Blue boats captains fine $11million

THE High Court on Friday ordered the three Vietnamese captains of the blue boats to pay a hefty fine of $11.05million or face imprisonment. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer imposed the fine in default of four years imprisonment for captains Do Van Va, Vo Van Vi and Nguyen Nguyen. The court heard that if these…

GG’s daughter escaped jail term

THE youngest daughter of Governor General Sir Frank Kabui was fined $5000 on Friday for assaulting a police woman. Amelia Kabui, 22, also luckily escaped jail terms imposed on her for other related offences after they were fully suspended in court. Chief Magistrate John Numapo also ordered Ms Kabui to enter into a good behaviour…