Rio dream

SUVA, (FIJI TIMES) – Fiji rugby’s Olympic dream is just 10 points away and the Vodafone Fiji 7s team has two tournaments to rake up the points. Coach Ben Ryan does not just want a place in the Olympics, this season, Fiji is the closest behind leaders after a long time and there are real…

Oceania titles for Christchurch judokas

NOUMEA, ( NZ HERALD) —Moira de Villiers and Jason Koster have taken out the women’s and men’s titles at Oceania judo championships in New Caledonia as they continue an impressive start to 2015. It was de Villiers’ sixth consecutive title and Koster’s third in a row as the Christchurch couple both focus on qualifying for…

SINU or SICHE graduation?

Dear Editor – Congratulations to everyone and everything which had a hand in making SINU’s second graduation ceremony the great success it was. Indeed it was so great to see the smiles on the faces of graduates with their degrees, diplomas, and certificates. The joy of academic achievement is usually supreme in our personal lifes…

Participation of women in
politics

Dear Editor – The need for wider participation of women in the national
politics or any form of national leadership often generates very interesting discussions and comments amongst the general public. For a very long time women in Solomon Islands have continuously remained on the edge when it comes to leadership especially leadership in the public…

The principle of burden reduction

Dear Editor – There are some principles that we need to take on board so as to drive the policies and the country forward. Until we learn to dictate our departure or reference point, we will be ending up proposing policies that are fundamentalism-filled than fundamentally orchestrated therefore prolonging the burden of the people of…

NDMO clarifies the relief supplies distribution

The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and its stakeholders and partners have completed the food and none-food items relief supplies distribution on the affected Islands of Tikopia, Anuta, Duff and Reef Outer Islands in Temotu Province on Tuesday. The team has then arrived back in Honiara on Saturday 11th March 2015. In light of the…

Turkish firm to fund new Kilu’ufi hospital

A TURKISH company stands ready to provide funds for the construction of the new Kilu’ufi hospital in Malaita province. As part of getting the project rolling the National Government and Malaita Provincial Government will be signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a Turkey’s Nazer Group of companies for a SBD$387 million dollar funding. The…

Parliament in brief.

Cost of electricity Member of Parliament for Aoke/Langalanga Matthew Wale has raised concern over the hiking electricity cost in the country referring to as the highest in the region. Speaking before the house yesterday Wale stated that Solomon Islands Electric Authority (SIEA) shows no interest at all to reduce the rate of electricity in the…