Hou: we are sliding down

BANKRUPTCY WARNING THE country is on the brink of bankruptcy, Opposition spokesman on finance Rick Hou warned, Wednesday. The former Central Bank governor issued the warning as the country’s cash flow problem deepens. “The government’s failure to stop wastage of funds on unnecessary spending will seriously affect basic service delivery,” Mr Hou told reporters in…

Students plea for allowance

After last week’s confrontation with the Education office, they appeared again on Tuesday but this time with placards showing their dire need to have their semester allowances processed. More than 1140 government sponsored students at the country’s university for the second time confronted the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) demanding an explanation…

‘We need to step up’

MALAITA Eagles coach Terry Oiaka urged his players to setup in their next match of the Solomon Cup this weekend. The Eagles could not turn their dominance of the encounter with Western Turtles into victory. Speaking to the press after the 1-1 draw with the Turtles on Tuesday, Oiaka said his boys need to step…

Kakamora cruises past Renbel

Real Kakamora registered their first win of the 2017 Solomon Cup tournament with an impressive 8-0 against Renbel at the Lawson Tama Stadium, Tuesday. Six goals in the first half and two more in the second half was more than enough for the Solomon Games champions to seal their first win of group B. Real…

FOR THE FUTURE

….Undersea cable to boost commercial activities THE deal for the much awaited Fibre Optic Cable System that will offer faster and cheaper internet connectivity in the country come 2019 has been signed on Tuesday in Honiara. Solomon Islands Government, Solomon Island Submarine Cable Company (SISCC) and Huawei International all signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU).…

SMC launches the road infrastructure project

A GROUND breaking ceremony for the Small Malaita Constituency (SMC) road infrastructure program and the dedication of road project machineries have been successfully conducted fortnight ago. A statement from the SMC said the event was held on 14 June 2017, thanks to the active involvement of the Member of Parliament Rick Houenipwela. The SMC Office…

PM grateful for RAMSI’s achievements

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has thanked and spoken highly about the great achievements of Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) by highlighting their good work. In his statement on Tuesday, when he declared that parliament be resolved into a committee of the Whole House to consider National Parliament Paper No.19 of 2017, PM…

Citizens must take ownership of country

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Keota, Goufi to front court

Two men accused of the murder of the Chinese business couple at their shop at Town Ground, west Honiara over the Easter weekend will appear again in court on July 11. Thats when Raymond Keota and Jimson Goufi are expected to enter their pleas to the two counts of murder against them. Public Prosecutor Andrew…