Yes, a baily bridge will help a lot

A BAILEY bridge to temporarily replace the destroyed Mataniko bridge is just what Honiara needs at this time. So we thank the great country of New Zealand and its people for offering to build one. Honiara’s traffic congestion was made terribly worse by the destruction of the old bridge in the April 3 devastating flash…

Final 7s test

The next three days will be important for the 18 players in the Vodafone Fiji 7s training squad if they want to be in the final team for the last leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series. The players will be in camp for the next three days to kick-start preparations for the Scotland and…

Softball dropped for PNG

PAPUA New Guinea will miss out on a possible gold medal at the 2015 Pacific Games after softball was dropped from the list of sports. The sport failed to satisfy the Game’s charter on the numerical entries needed to have a competition. The National was reliably informed that only two countries – defending champion PNG…

Sports Minister says training venues open

WORK on existing sporting facilities in Port Moresby has been described as a short term sacrifice and a long term gain for the respective sports. Minister for Sports and 2015 Pacific Games, Justin Tkatchenko, said this after the launching of the semi-professional competition the Digicel Cup last Thursday. “I must apologise to the sports concerned…

Why runaway?

DEAR EDITOR – Please allow me space in your paper. It’s funny to see full congregation left the church and ran away during service when they heard some people (outsiders) shouted “tsunami”. Pastors and Priests fled for their lives. All claimed “Christians” forget about immediate God they worship the moment they heard “tsunami”. What a…

Renbel MPA

DEAR EDITOR – Could you please print this article in your paper before the boat leaves home on the Thursday the 17th of April? And so allow me to voice out my concern on Renbel’s provincial member for ward (1) one, Hon William Kauga. This is terrible and absolutely wrong people for this Job. I…

Ghaobata Gwale FC joins league

Guadalcanal Football Association (GFA) has congratulated the Gaobata Gwale FC for the football initiative to take part in the Honiara Football Association (HFA) pre session competition which kicked off last Saturday at the KGVI sports field. Ghaobata FC drew 0-0 with San George FC in their first game. The HFA pre season competition had attracted…

Another successful showdown for AFL

AFL was back in action this week with players and teams eager to get on the field after last week’s postponement. Game 1 saw the Real Lions take on the Junior Sharks. The newly establish Lions were still hungry for their first ever win while the Sharkey’s were hoping to sneak into the top two.…