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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017


FUTSAL School of Excellence set to be revived

FUTSAL coaches in Honiara are working on reviving the Honiara Junior Futsal School of Excellence (HJFSE) this year targeting the age range from 10 year to 14 year old. After three-year throw back of Futsal School in the country, a plan to revive the country’s popular sport is set for this year by the coaches who had administered the Honiara Junior Futsal School of Excellence— good news for futsal lovers. Coach for HJFSE, Mr George Capps in a walk-in interview yesterday said Futsal School will be on again this yearRead More

Director sports Bakeua resigns

DIRECTOR of sports within the Ministry of Home Affairs Mr John Bakeua has retired. Mr Bakeua was farewelled by the ministry yesterday at their conference room with brand new table-tennis equipment where he hopes to continue his work of promoting sports in his community. Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Home Affairs Mr George Palua on behalf of the ministry expressed their happiness for the Directors 10 year contribution service for the ministry. Mr Palua said though Mr Bakeua is retiring, he will in terms of sports, continue to contributeRead More

National U-17 Captains named

“Final list to be readjusted due to injury” Houkarawa.   THE Solomon Islands national Under-17 squad has named their team and vice-team captains yesterday. “It’s a huge privilege and honor for me to be chosen as captain and trusted to lead our country’s team. I’m excited, proud and happy to be entrusted by my teammates and the management. Its a huge honor which we all appreciate,” newly appointed team captain John Aeta said. Head Coaches for the U-17s Marhlon Houkarawa, Jerry Alan and goal keeper coach Severino Aefi made theRead More

PM called to step down

Amid text controversy, while investigations are carried out.   MEMBERS of the outspoken Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) have called on the Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare to step aside and allow investigations into the text message correspondence debacle to be carried out. The call for the Prime Minister to step aside came from the FSII Board after a popular decision by members and was reiterated by FSII Vice President Ishmael Nori in a press conference yesterday. According to the executive and Board of FSII, this came about following theRead More

Kera first ep-life album to launch next month

PROLIFIC local hip-hop singer Mr Whewell Kerabangara will be officially launching his first EP-Party Life album on January 25 next month at PT109 Club, in Gizo, Western Province. This comes after Whewell Kerabangara confirmed his reschedule to launch the album. Kerabangara told Island Sun Gizo yesterday from Australia the preparation of his official launching are rolling well in collaboration with DJ Apz. He is looking forward for the historical event and promises his fans and public that they will not be disappointed. Kerabangara said he will launch his first EP-PartyRead More

Traffic cases reported during the week

THE number of traffic related cases reported this week compared to last week has reduced. Director of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Traffic Department, Mr Charles Solomon Habatia, announced this during the weekly Commissioners operational briefing at Rove Police Headquarters. The data provided at the weekly operational briefing shows a good decrease from last week; 25 reported cases this week compared to 56 cases reported last week. According to Mr Habatia, “Seven cases were detected and charges laid for careless driving, two cases for unlicensed motor vehicles, threeRead More

More countries sign up for Melanesian festival next year

MORE Melanesian countries and societies in the Pacific region are showing interest in participating in next year’s 6th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture in Solomon Islands. The 6th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture will be hosted in Solomon Islands after the country won the bid during the 5th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture hosted in PNG in 2014. Director of Culture Division under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Mr Dennis Marita told this paper yesterday that with only a year left and countries are pouring inRead More

CIP Education Authority needs province gov’t

THE Central Islands Province (CIP) Education Authority only needs the full cooperation of the current provincial government to fulfil its education mission. This is according to the CIP Education Authority PEO, Charles Kasuni. He said this in response to accusations made recently against him and the CIP Education Authority Chief Education Officer (CEO) over not doing their work properly in office. According to accusations from the CIP province education teachers, the lack of active performance by the PEO and CEO is resulting in a downfall of the administration of theRead More

Investigation awaits reports from ship masters

INVESTIGATIONS into three sea incidents which occurred last month are still waiting for reports from shipmasters and chief engineers before they can be completed. The ships under investigations were MV Tafusibata, MV Victory and MV Nuatabu. Head of Operation Safe Boat – 2016 from SIMSA Office, Mr Derek Saru informed this paper yesterday on the progress of the investigation. He said other works required under the investigations have already been conducted by SIMSA on the three boats. “Some other reports SIMSA require were already collected upon conducting inspections on theRead More

Court registries called on to step up

PRESIDENT of the Solomon Islands Bar Association is calling on the court registries to step up and effectively do their duties. President Silverio Lepe said the registry, a face of the judiciary, must raise standards as the Bar association is mindful of the protocol or policies within the Registry and also such lack of response even for minor queries begs questions and need to raise standard for the 2017 legal year. He said there have been some delays on transferring of cases from the Magistrate registry to the High CourtRead More