Basketball kicks off today

Basketball fans and supporters are in for some big actions this year as the Namson Tran Basketball competition kicks off today. Four matches will be played today with the first to kick off at 1pm at the Multipurpose Hall. A uniform parade will mark the start of the pre-season competition. The parade will be led…

Warriors off to Vanuatu for friendlies

Club champions Solomon Warriors head off to neighbouring Vanuatu yesterday for a series of friendly matches as part of their preparation ahead of the Oceania Club Championship. The team left with few new additional players. Lethal left footer, James Naka, and a handpicked defender from KOSSA FC are joining the team on this friendly tour.…

Women in men’s world

WHEN you think of SIEA (Solomon Islands Electricity Authority), you normally think of men in orange overalls working on power poles or fixing generators, or checking meter boxes. You never think of women doing this, they are usually in the office behind desks or serving customers. But at around the turn of the century, two…

SSEC members hear of tough challenges

MEMBERS of the South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) attending their 50th golden jubilee celebrations at Ambu, Malaita, yesterday heard of the challenges and tough times the church had been through in the last 50 years. Leaders of the church from the various regions of the country shared the history about the arrival of the church…

Many yet to hear gospel of Christ in Kwaio

MANY people in the Kwaio region of Malaita are yet to hear the gospel, a large gathering of South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) followers heard in Auki yesterday. Rev. Micah Raoiasi highlighted this when he made a presentation to thousands of church members who gathered at Ambu, near Auki, to celebrate the church’s 50th golden…

Churches urged to speak up for West Papua people

CHURCHES must stand and speak for the rights of the voiceless in the community. And they should speak in a united voice on the atrocities conducted by Indonesian security forces on the people of West Papua.   Pacific Conference of Churches General Secretary, Reverend Francois Pihaatae said the church had remained silent for too long…

Byrne recognises work of women

THIS year’s International Women’s Day theme is “Inspiring Change”. And Australian High Commissioner, Andrew Byrne, has recognised the inspiring work of the Correctional Services of Solomon Islands Women’s Network with a major award. The annual Australian High Commissioner’s International Women’s Day Award recognises inspirational and pioneering Solomon Islands women who show leadership, innovation and courage,…

Women’s Day marked across the Pacific

ACROSS the Pacific UN Women is joining International Women’s Day celebrations to acknowledge progress made for women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality in the region. Yet, despite these gains, it is important to acknowledge that progress towards achieving gender equality has been slow, uneven, and in some cases women and girls face new and…