Careless driver arrested

GUADALCANAL Provincial Police on 13 June 2017 arrested a male for careless driving at Lungga Cross Road. The 30-year-old is being charged for careless driving after hitting a motor bike causing injury to the motor cyclist. The driver of the car involved has been charged for careless driving and expected to appear before Honiara Magistrate’s…

PMO denies hefty bill

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has denied claims it had incurred $900,000 in monthly bills for the use of telephones and fax late last year. And the Office vowed to make a formal response later. The Office denied the claims following information being leaked to a largest social networking group which attracted heavy criticism. In…

Manele congratulates National Football Team

PARLIAMENTARY Opposition Leader Honorable Jeremiah Manele has offered his congratulations to the Solomon Islands Football Team. In a statement on Wednesday, Mr Manele said it is indeed a proud moment for the country as Solomon Islands once again regain its status as one of the best in the region after more than a decade. “As…

Communities affected by flooding

COMMUNITIES situated close to Ladeabu river in East Fataleka, Malaita have been affected by flooding which damaged their food gardens. This follows heavy down pour on Saturday which uprooted and washed away their food gardens. The river close to Ruru community high school burst its bank and swept all the gardens. Reports reaching the Solomon…

Peace training for youth

THE first UN Peacebuilding Project supported training in peacebuilding and economic livelihood was launched on Monday with 20 youths from communities in North Malaita and Weathercoast. Through a partnership agreement signed between the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Coconut Technology Centre (CTC) up to 200 youths will benefit from such training over the…

Tepuke from Taumako arrives in Santa Cruz

FOR the first time in over 30 years, a Taumako voyaging canoe arrived at Santa Cruz Island’s northwestern tip on Sunday, June 4. Captain Ambrose Miki and his gallant crew, James Mapua, Jonathan Mengo, Willie Lohia, and Harry Vanosi, sailed the tepuke from their home in the Duff Islands to demonstrate their Vaka Valo organization’s…

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…