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Peaceful start for Malaita day

The Malaita second appointed day celebration has kicked off peacefully in Auki with sporting activities this week.

Kakamora escapes defeat

Vivian Saru’s late goal in the second half of the National U16 Women’s Championship match has saved Real Kakamora from the jaws of defeat in the hands of a determined Solomon Warriors.

Venues close to final sign-off for Youth Commonwealth Games

APIA, (RNZI) - The final venues are close to being signed off ahead of next month's Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa.

Lae confirms 21 for tourney

Port Moresby (The National) -  FOURTEEN men’s and seven women’s teams will take part in the Momase leg of the Papua New Guinea Football Association Besta tournament, hosts Lae Football Association confirmed.

The games, which will kick off this week, will be played at the LFA Grounds and the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium.

The teams confirmed by the local organising committee are Madang FA, Lahi, Wewak, Lae FA, Ramu Sugar, Wau, Watut, Walium, Boana, Rungken, Bufa, Morobe South, Wampar and Situm FA.

The Wewak team is travelling via Airlines PNG to Nadzab, and will be staying at Okari Campus, said Elizabeth Lalo, who is organising  accommodation.  Madang, including its districts, Wau, Bulolo and their district associations in Morobe travelled into Lae yesterday evening.

Competition match commissioner Alex Toky said presidents or managers participating had to be in Lae by today and attend a technical meeting at 4pm to sort out the schedule of matches.

“We cannot do the games draws without seeing the teams, therefore all managers or presidents are to attend a technical meeting at St Mary’s Primary School at Eriku for games officials to confirm and make the draws,” Toky said.

Organising committee chairman Roy Kamen confirmed preparations were in place to welcome the travelling teams.

The competition starts today and ends on Saturday, Aug 15.

Fiji, Tonga up in rugby world rankings

AUCKLAND, (RNZI) - Fiji and Tonga have leapfrogged Samoa in the international rugby rankings following the conclusion of the Pacific Nations Cup.

Fiji FA to decide Ba team issue

Suva (Fiji Times) - THE Fiji Football Association (FFA) will decide on the fate of the Ba football team after the side failed to come and complete the formalities at the end of the final of the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants.

U19s to attend qualifer

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Investing in the power of young people

TODAY, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, commemorates International Youth Day, under the theme, “Youth Civic Engagement,” by celebrating the actions young people around the world take to improve their well-being and that of their communities.

Solar panel for Gedede community

Dear Editor – To those skeptics at home and overseas who have often cast dispersions on the actions of some local MPs, the gift of solar panels to the widows and disabled people of the Gegede community in East Central Guadalcanal by their Member of Parliament is a welcome and kind charitable act.

"Rejection and Success" articles

Dear Editor – Although not directly related issues, two articles in the local Solomon Island’s media caught my attention during last week.