Opposition welcomes open sky agreement with Taiwan

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has welcomed the Open Skies Agreement signed between the Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan and Solomon Islands on Friday last week. The agreement was signed between Taiwan’s Transportation and Communications Minister Ho Chen Tan and Minister of Communication & Aviation Peter Shanel. “The Opposition Office welcomes the agreement as it will…

Appeal to assist landslide victims

PROVINCIAL ward member for Vatukulau ward in south Guadalcanal is appealing to organisations and the national government to assist his people with food and shelter after their homes were destroyed by landside last week. Rollen Seleso made the appeal on Tuesday when he handed over 60 20kg bags of rice to his people at Raeavu…

Students call for road tar sealing

FORMER and current students of Selwyn College have called for the tar sealing of road leading to the school in Northwest Guadalcanal. “This portion of road should be tar sealed as it is one of the country’s beautiful landscape and a pivotal route leading to a prominent school and communities further down west.” Northwest Guadalcanal…

DORM BURNT DOWN

RENBEL’s top provincial secondary school New Place secondary school was forced into an early mid-year break after fire razed to ground zero one of the boy’s dormitories last week. The next day, the school administration resolved to send the more than 80 students home. Tingoa Provincial Police are currently conducting an internal investigation inside the…

Alleged fraudster released from jail

Kwanafia is a free man again Alleged local fraudster Walter Hubert Kwanafia has been released from Papua New Guinea police custody, the Sunday Star was told last night. And he is not going to be extradited due to lack of legal grounds to process his extradition papers. Solomon Islands lawyer working in PNG George Atoa…

Fresh warning on bogus recruiting agents here

THE Labor Mobility Unit (LMU) within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade is once again stressing to the general public the importance of verifying the legitimacy of Agents who recruit for the Australian Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP). “The Unit is making clear that people wanting to participate should never have to pay money…

Team PNG arrives

The Papua New Guinea (PNG) national men’s football team arrived yesterday ahead of their away match against the Solomon Islands national team on Friday. The team comprise of mostly young players following changes made in the past months to the previous squad. David Muta and Tommy Semmy, two renowned players for the PNG squad are…

Team ready for big match

THE National men’s football team are scheduled to have their final training session today at Lawson Tama ahead of the decisive match with Papua New Guinea on Friday. Head coach Felipe Vega-Arango told Star Sports yesterday the atmosphere in the camp is great and the players are itching to take the pitch in front of…

Local refs officiate

Two of our local football referees have officiated in the World Cup qualifier match between Fiji and New Caledonia in Lautoka, Fiji on Wednesday. They are Bernard Mutukera and George Time. Mutukera was assigned as the second assistant referee while Time was the fourth official. The match which ended in a 2-all draw yesterday was…

Boxing unlikely this year

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