SI will benefit from Asian resilient growth

According to the IMF’s October 2014 update of its analysis of the Asia-Pacific region, Asia’s near-term growth prospects remain solid, in contrast to downward revisions for other regions. Despite a mild slowdown earlier this year, the Asian economies are expected to grow 5.5 percent in 2014 and 2015, broadly sustaining the pace of the last…

Sasako renews call for voting booths in Honiara

Former Parliamentarian, Alfred Sasako, has renewed his call for Constituency Voter Booths to be set up in Honiara, saying it is a win, win situation for all stakeholders. “It is the only way for all Constituency registered voters to take part in this year’s national general election,” Mr Sasako said on the eve of a…

X-Beam wins

X-Beam yesterday outclassed Solomon Warriors with a 4- 3 win in the 2014 Under16 league at the King George Sixth SIFF Academy sports ground. Junior Hou of X-Beam registered the first goal, 4 minutes into the first half and followed by Benjamin Toata for the second goal in 14 minutes. Warriors regrouped to try and…

Bellona thrashes Eastern Islands

FOLLOWING the successful start of the inter-island rugby league on Saturday, two matches were played on Sunday. The match saw Bellona thrashing Eastern islands, 56- 5 at the Panatina rugby oval field. The match saw the dominance of the Bellona team, which blocked the Eastern side from entering their territory to make tries. Bellona was…

Local beach volley coach attends top training

Solomon Islands Beach Volleyball (SIBV) coach Jeffery Pasio has been awarded with FIVB Beach Volleyball Coach Level 1 certificate. Qatar Beach Volleyball Academy conducted the course where 32 beach volleyball coaches all around the world attended. The course was held from 11th to 17th October 2014. This was the first time FIVB conducted the Beach…

Exco visits Ngahue site

OFC: The OFC Executive Committee made a whistle stop visit to Oceania’s future home of football on Saturday morning in Ngahue, New Zealand. Led by OFC President David Chung, executive committee members were given a tour of the work site where the two artificial football pitches that form the centre piece of the Home of…

Giant African snail

Dear Editor – Thank you for allowing me space in your editorial page to make some public awareness on the seriousness of the introduction of the pest Giant African snail in to our country. This snail is the worst pest that has ever been introduced in Solomon Islands especially in Honiara but it is already…

Police preparedness

Dear Editor – I refer to a recent SIBC news bulletin and an article published in your newspaper in connection with police preparedness for the upcoming general election in November and former and currently serving police officers, presumably ex-members of the National Reconnaissance and Surveillance Force (NRSF), who have waited for 16 years for their…