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Friday, June 9th, 2017


Solomon Islands defeated PNG 3-2

A goal by Micah Lea’alafa in the 74th minute secured a vital maximum three points for Solomon Islands in the Group B Oceania World Cup Qualifier against Papua New Guinea this afternoon at Lawson Tama. The tense match finished 3-2 in favour of the home side. Atkin Kaua and Benjamin Totori scored the other two goals for Solomon Islands in the first half. PNG scored a double after the start of the second half through Michael Foster and Patrick Aisa. The win elevated Solomon Islands to go level with leader Tahiti onRead More

Cardone calls for responsible drinking

CATHOLIC Archbishop Chris Cardone has called on the good people of Manivovo Parish to drink responsibly in the Communities. The Church leader made the call to the Communities in his homily during his recent Pastoral visit to Communities under Manivovo Parish in the Makira Ulawa province. He said drink responsibly means drinking three beers and not more. “Drink responsibly means drinking not more than three cans of beer. “By doing so you are not drink responsibly and sometimes will cause family violence in the Communities and not only that butRead More

Solomon Islands thanks United Nations through its Peace Building Fund

PRIME Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare made sincere thanks to the Peace Building Fund and the United Nations for their timely support to assist his Government. He made the statement during the special session of the United Nations Peace Building Commission (UN PBC) in New York on Wednesday this week. “The UN Peace Building Programme assists my Government in its efforts to build sustainable peace. “For example, the Programme assisted in the process of drafting a reparation framework. “The UN Peace Building Programme has also facilitated peace dialogues in a numberRead More

Education Committee visits Atoifi

THE Education and Human Resources Training Committee successfully conducted its 2nd last Inquiry on the Training of Medical Practitioners for Solomon Islands at the Atoifi Adventist Hospital on Monday. Upon their arrival, the committee was received and greeted with a prestige traditional welcome, organised by the Faculty and the surrounding communities. The committee members then took time to visit some of the hospital’s major wards including the hospital kitchen and laundry department. They also had the chance as part of the inquiry to visit the school of Nursing campus toRead More

20th DOM diocesan synod on June 19

THE Anglican diocese of Malaita’s 20th diocesan synod will commence on June 19 at Forau village in East Fataleka. The synod is the highest decision making body within the church which discusses church issues regarding in both spiritual and physical developments within the Anglican diocese of Malaita. According to the diocesan secretary of the Anglican diocese of Malaita, Mr Anthony Maelasi, the official opening ceremony of this synod will be on June 18, 2017, at Forau village. The actual meeting will commence on June 19 and end on June 23.Read More

‘No place for plastics’ for Coral Triangle Day today

WORLD Wide Fund (WWF) Gizo Team are incorporating their coastal communities programme today at the MSG Building in Gizo Town to mark “Coral Triangle Day”. With the ongoing theme of “No place for plastics”, the celebration aims to highlight the real threat of plastic waste polluting the oceans and causing critical conditions to the marine ecosystem life and livelihoods in the Coral Triangle region which includes the 6 member countries of the Initiative (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and Solomon Islands). The celebration is also to include anRead More

Businessman charged with forgery

Honiara businessman, James Fangs, 48, has been arrested and is charged with one count of Forgery by the Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIPF) fraud squad. He was apprehended on Wednesday and yesterday appeared in the Honiara Magistrate Court. Police said the suspect was charged with one count of Forgery as codified in section 337 (3) (f) and Uttering section 343 (1) of the Solomon Islands Penal Code. “The charges stem from an extensive enquiry into the legitimacy of a document emailed to the Inland Revenue Department. The document was aRead More

Media training for gov’t officials and NGOs

LEADERS, official and government and non-government organisations have undergone special training on how to improve communication with the main stream media in the country. Permanent secretaries of government ministries, country managers of non-government organisations took time to discuss possible strategies to communicate with existing media organisations in the country. The three-day training, which carries a theme “Leadership and Media”, was made possible through a new partnership between Australian High Commission here in Honiara, Solomon Islands Government and Media Association of Solomon Islands. The objective of the training is to establishRead More

Setting up to ban plastic bags is on phases

THE set up for banning plastic bags in Western Province is on phase’s process. Over the next three to four months its process will be addressed on how to implement it. This is according to the Western Province Premier Hon Wayne Maepioh now on its work programme and plan. “It is market vendors and those still relying on plastic bags are the ones we will be trying to educate as much along the process,” said Hon Wayne Maepioh. “Rather than using plastic bags we will make awareness to them thatRead More

Gov’t reckless and incompetent

Opposition says provincial elections oversight ‘inexcusable’   THE Parliamentary Opposition Group says it is inexcusable that the Western and Choiseul provincial elections are not provided for in the 2017 Budget. In a statement yesterday, the Opposition Group has described the Government’s action as reckless and demonstrates incompetence, which underpins question raised previously about the credibility of the 2017 Budget. “How can the Government not budget for these two provincial elections? These are statutory obligations that should not be overlooked. It only shows a total lack of planning, incompetence and very poor budgetingRead More