Election fever heats up in Auki

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Ministry gets land for staff housing

THE Investment Corporation of Solomon Islands (ICSI) and Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP) last week formalised the transfer of ICSI land title to the Commissioner of Lands on behalf of the ministry. The land was owned by ICSI and was given out on tender and won by MNURP, land was located at…

Police remind youths of obedience

HUNDREDS of youths who gathered at Malu’u, North Malaita for a Sunday school youth rally during the weekend were told to uphold obedience. Speaking during the opening of the rally, community police officer Tex Tafoa young people must shape up in order to be leaders of the nation in the future.  “You are the next…

PGS an alternative to assist organic farmers: Saelea

Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) is a way forward to assist local organic farmers adapt to local markets and access trade with overseas markets. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Jimi Saelea made the comments in Tuesday’s PGS stakeholders’ workshop in Honiara. Mr Saelea said PGS represents an alternative third party certification which…

Aisiko hosts Sunday school training

A three day program for Anglican Sunday School teachers and children was held at Aisiko Parish, Central Kwara’ae Malaita province over the weekend. The program was co-organized through a partnership of Dukwasi and Aisiko parish and was held at Abetaba’a community in Aisiko parish from Friday to Sunday. Sunday school ministries from both parishes took…

Closure of Auki chemist irks people

THE closure of the only chemist shop in Auki has prompted people in Auki to call for its reopening. An Auki resident Jonah Myles said the closed chemist was the only chemist in the township that served the entire township and people in Malaita apart from clinics and hospitals. “That was the only shop people…

Subi, MOI ready for battle

MALAITA province has confirmed its participation in the 2014 Matsons inter-island rugby tournament by preparing two teams. In a statement on Tuesday Gregory Ofia on behalf of the team management said Subi and Malaita Outter Islands (MOI) are taking part in the tournament. “Malaita province will field two teams in the Matsons inter-islands rugby tournament…

Inter-ministry games continue

The 2014 inter-ministry games is currently making progress in Honiara with the soccer and volleyball competition. For soccer competition has reached quarter-final stages but organisers said matches will wait until they settle an issue between PMOC, Education 1&2 and Police1, Morris Hakapauhenua Vice Chair of the organising committee said yesterday. The re-match games scheduled for…

OFC Women’s Nations Cup dates finalised

OFC: The Oceania Football Confederation is pleased to confirm the dates and competition format for the tenth edition of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup tournament. After an all-time high of eight participating teams in 2010, 2014 will see just four sides descending on Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae, Papua New Guinea from October 25-29,…