Marau says sorry

THE Member of Parliament (MP) for Ulawa Ugi Constituency, William Bradford Marau has made a public apology to the people of his constituency following his court fine of $5000 for the offence of having the presence of alcohol in a person’s blood while driving. In a statement on Thursday, Mr Marau said since it is…

Call for volley registration

Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation (SIVF) says there are still seeking spaces for teams wishing to take part in the upcoming Annual National Volleyball Championship set for next month in the capital, Honiara. SIVF president Morris Maitaki echoed this sentiment to Star Sports in a statement yesterday. “A further reminder of the upcoming 11th Annual National…

School league delayed

The Honiara Football Association (HFA) School league has been postponed for Thursday April 6. The HFA school league was scheduled to kick off tomorrow Saturday April 1. The HFA Secretary General, Leonard Paia said the reason for the postponement is due to the delay in receiving required documents from schools regarding students’ birth certificate and…

MARKET CHAOS

Fire razes food bars, no fatalities TWO fast-food bar cubicles at the Central Market were left in tatters after a fire razed through them yesterday afternoon, throwing the busy market area into chaos. But fire fighters quickly put the blaze down from spreading to the nearby cubicles, and that no one was injured or killed.…

Gov____t pilots public service leave management system

GCU: The Solomon Islands Government through the Ministry of Public Service (MPS) is piloting its first-ever computerized Leave Management and Passage Arrangement process this week. A selected group from a number of Government Ministries began the training programme at the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) in Honiara, Thursday. The programme was initiated following…

Vietnamese fish poachers detained, probe underway

THE Forty three (43) Vietnamese fish poachers who were apprehended by the Solomon Islands Maritime Police at Indispensable Reef of the Coast of Rennell Island on Thursday night were on Wednesday detained at Rove while investigations are underway. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Gwen Ratu during a media outdoor conference at Aola Base wharf said,…

Drivers cheat death

TWO taxi drivers on Wednesday escaped death after their cars collided along the Prince Philip Highway at the junction in front of Ela Motors at Ranadi, East Honiara. A Toyota RAV4 and Toyota Caldina were involved in the crash. Driver of the RAV4 claimed he was driving eastward on the high lane at a higher…

Lady pilots sky aircraft

FOR the first time in the history of Solomon Airlines two local female pilots flew a Twin Otter aircraft H4-FSI together on a commercial schedule yesterday. The Airlines management were at the airport to witness the two females took off. A statement from the Solomon Airlines’ Human Resources Department said, it’s a big achievement and…

Murder accused to stand trial in high court

The man accused of murdering his five month-old pregnant wife at northwest Guadalcanal has been committed to stand trial at the High Court. This followed a short form preliminary inquiry conducted on his matter on Tuesday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo having looked through the committal documents was satisfied that…

No budget for morgue

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