Opposition questions Guam FOPA selection

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is concerned that nepotism has influenced the list of cultural groups that will represent Solomon Islands in this year’s Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Opposition said they have received complaints from various cultural groups that they have been misled by the Culture &…

Opposition queries gov’t over diplomatic appointments

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group wants the Government to confirm whether any appointments have been made for the country’s diplomatic offices overseas. In a statement issued yesterday, the Opposition Group said they understand that the country’s diplomatic offices in Taiwan and Canberra have been left vacant whilst there are plans to replace the head of mission…

MMF backs SIPA reform

Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has commended the efforts made by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Collin Yow of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) to put in place new reforms that will generate more revenue for the country. This was revealed in the MMF final reports of their research conducted to unveil the financial status of the…

Heads of Missions consultations

A four day national consultation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) for its Heads of Missions and other relevant stakeholders will begin on Tuesday 29th March. The consultation will see all of the Country’s Heads of Missions from New York, Havana, Brussels, Geneva, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Canberra, Suva, Wellington, Jakarta and…

Our Telekom supports PNG team

The Solomon Islands largest Telecommunication Company, Our Telekom has donated 40 sim cards with $20 credits and 100 megabytes of data to the Papua New Guinea national football team currently in Honiara. Our Telekom Sales Manager Barbara Kiere delivered the sim cards to the team’s head coach Flemming Serritslev in a brief hand over at…

Vuhokesa ward tournament deferred

The Vuhokesa Ward tournament set for this coming Easter has been postponed for Independence Day. Tournament’s Major Sponsor and the Councillor for Vuhokesa Ward, Councillor Greg Malefo confirmed this to Star Sports in an interview on Wednesday. “This is due to unavailability of the proposed sports venue at the Honiara High School,’’ Councillor Malefo said.…

HHH gears up for challenge

The Henderson HammerHeads Rugby Club is gearing up preparations after accepting the challenge for the Fletcher Kwaimani Man Up Rugby Challenge, a 15s Rugby Union Tournament. “Big thank you to Fletcher Kwaimani, we have accepted the Challenge!”  “We are focusing on getting the boys in shape and upping the fitness levels to be ready for…