And now, the recovery process is underway

THE disaster recovery stage is underway. Last week’s devastating floods claimed more than 20 lives, affected 52,000 people, and left behind a trail of unimaginable destruction. Latest figures from the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) showed approximately 9,400 people are currently living in 21 welfare centres in Honiara. NDMO says up to 52,000 people have…

Ba in top spot

BA has booked its spot in the semi-finals of the Oceania Football Confederation Champions League after hammering Tafea FC 4-0 at Govind Park Thursday. The Vodafone 4R Electrical Men in Black came alive in the second spell after a lacklustre and hasty performance in the first 45 minutes in which they received four yellow cards. …

Hekari held 2- 2 draw with AS Magenta

The Koriak Upaiga captained Hekari United’s aim to finish second in the Group C was dashed Thursday. This was after their game against New Caledonia champions AS Magenta in the Group C clash at Govind Park in Ba ended in 2-2 draw.  Hekari United despite the services of two Fijian International players Pita Bolaitoga and…

IRB announces details of PNC 2014

The International Rugby Board has today announced the match schedule for the IRB Pacific Nations Cup 2014. The exciting new format will feature six teams who will compete in two pools of three. In Pool A Samoa, Tonga and Fiji will battle it out to determine the Pacific Island conference champion for 2014, while in…

Flood emergency

DEAR EDITOR – I was standing with a big crowd of about more than 100 people at the Outpatient watching the increasing strength of the wind and a heavy pouring of rain at about 11:30 AM. As everybody’s eyes stared toward Mataniko River we couldn’t believe our eyes when a group of Lord Howe settlement…

Victims need special attention

DEAR EDITOR – There were many going through the trauma of the recent flash flood and still unsure of their next destination, while some people were already eying the huge amount of money coming into the country in the name of Disaster and maybe planning their own way of spending it. I believed that the…

In the name of disaster

DEAR EDITOR – The recent tragic disaster hit some parts of our country has led our leaders to drain public money to their own pockets and for their own good. I was not in Honiara or Guadalcanal but imagine how those people will need immediate assistance when their needs are all different and cannot be…

Response to Johnson Teika

DEAR EDITOR – I wish to refer to an unnecessarily lengthy bluff by Johnson Teika which appeared in the local papers, Sunday 6th April 2014. The author is actually a frustrated nobody who tugs at the wrong end of the rope all by himself that even members of his own family whose support he claims…

HFA Pre-season kicks off

The Honiara Football Association pre-season competition kicks off today with two first matches. First up will be San Jorge Thunders FC taking on GFC at 2pm followed by Rivantor Hunters FC and Henderson Eels FC at 4pm. Both matches will be played at the king George Sixth School Northern Soccer field. These are the only…

Namson Tran basketball comp resumes

The Namson Tran pre-season basketball tournament will resume tomorrow. There will be four matches with the Lakers women’s basketball team taking on El Divas for the opening match at 1pm, followed by Crusaders and the U19 at 2pm, Andel and Defenders at 3pm for the women and MMTM and Travel Blazers to wrap up the…