Chess competition kicks off

The first Chess competition for this year is set to kick off on Saturday in Honiara. The competition took place at the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Cooperation (SIBC) Conference room started at 10am. This was organized by the Solomon Islands Chess Federation. The draw to determine which group players will join was expected in the morning.…

Triathlon sets date for next event

The local triathlon-racing season got underway in February thanks to a break in the cyclonic weather and the crocodiles having better things to do. An email to members and supporters said the next event will be on 5 April. “It’s an exciting year for the club with Boris Teddy representing Solomon Islands at the Youth…

Blazers stop Bullets undefeated run

Western Bullets men’s basketball team tasted their first defeat to Travel Blazers after an undefeated run in the Namson Tran Basketball competition on Thursday. It was an equally fought match which resulted in the two quarters of the matches ended in a tie but Blazers make sure they grab the points. Blazers had to put…

NTDC holds first meeting for 2014

THE National Trade Development Council (NTDC) on Friday held its first quarterly meeting for 2014 at the Kairos conference centre. The NTDC, which meets on a quarterly basis, is a senior level forum for decision making and coordination of trade development policy in Solomon Islands including trade policy formulation and trade mainstreaming into national development…

MSG hails indigenous businesses

THE Melanesian Spearhead Group High Level Representative, Ambassador Kaliopate Tavola said indigenous business in Melanesia serve as important conduits in economically empowering its citizens as well as creating wealth and redistributing wealth and national benefits. Ambassador Tavola was a key note speaker at the inaugural Fiji Indigenous Business Council Symposium recently held at Holiday Inn,…

Dr Zobule tours land of the bible

FOUNDER and director of Islands Bible Ministries, Inc., Dr Alpheaus G. Zobule, is amongst a group of International Translation Consultants touring Israel, the land of the Bible. The special course is organised by Hebrew University of Jerusalem in cooperation with Home for Bible Translators and Scholars. The course focuses on the history, geography and archaeology…

NGO reps discuss issues face by women

NINE women and nine men representing five non-governmental organisations met from March 18 to 20 to discuss gender discrimination resulting in inequalities in communities here. The participants work in communities in Honiara, Malaita and Guadalcanal Provinces. “I have worked for 8 years at the community level and I have come to realise the extent of…