Minister supports inter-ministry challenge

After successfully sponsoring the inter-company weekly challenge at the Club HP on Monday night Hon Elijah Doro Muala wasted no time in announcing that he is extending his sponsorship to the inter ministry weekly challenge to commence today at the same venue. Last Monday saw Blue Ocean Shipping edging out the much loved Dreamline Car…

ANZ tennis to starts soon

The ANZ school tennis program is set to start on March 3, coinciding with celebration of the world tennis day. The program includes schools in and around Honiara. According to the mini tennis program coordinator, Doreen Ningalo a good number of schools have been confirmed for the program this year. The mini tennis program targets…

Warriors might import

The Telekom S-league champions, Solomon Warriors FC might have new imports from abroad to boost their performance in the upcoming Oceania Club Championship. This was revealed by the club president and owner, Honourable Boddo Dettke to local media recently. Importing players overseas would mean omitting some of the current players and Honourable Dettke highlighted; “We…

NCMM marks one year anniversary

LOCAL Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) group, the Niuleni Community Music Ministry (NCMM) on Monday night marked its first anniversary of work and ministering to Gods people. The group which comprised of men, women and children from Niuleni in North Malaita, but currently working and residing in Honiara, was formed last year. The vision is to…

Ete: Gospel music, an avenue for change

GOSPEL music plays a major role and is an avenue for change of attitude, behaviour and development not only in a person’s spiritual life but entire being. Member of Parliament (MP) for East Honiara, Douglas Ete highlighted this during the 1st anniversary celebration of the Niuleni Community Musical Ministry (NCMM) at the national museum auditorium…

A new regional tourism strategy for the region

Tourism in Pacific Island countries is expected to receive a boost with the completion and soon to be launched regional tourism strategy. The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) is into the final lap of country consultations through workshops and stakeholder discussions at a regional level to seek valuable feedback on the first draft of a…

Survey: Law&order, corruptions a challenge for PNG

Despite improvements in the  business  environment  over  the  last  decade,  law  and  order  and  corruption  remain  the  most  severe constraints to doing business in Papua New Guinea (PNG), new analysis from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) reveals.  Drawn  from  responses  from  130  firms  surveyed  by  the  PNG  Institute  of  National  Affairs (INA),  the  findings  confirm …

Port preparedness training for Micronesian islands

Four (4) Micronesian islands of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands and Christmas Island will benefit from a series of Pacific Port preparedness workshops over the next two weeks. This will be conducted by the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) under the European Union funded Pacific Regional Tourism Capacity Building Programme (PRTCBP). SPTO CEO…

USP journalism classes still on

A new lecturer is expected to start next Tuesday as the University of the South Pacific’s journalism programme coordinator following the sudden resignation of Dr Ian Weber. The dean of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education, Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, held a meeting with journalism students yesterday. A former coordinator of the journalism programme, Patrick…