Education leaders meet

PACIFIC education leaders from Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Solomon Islands have gathered in Nadi this week for the presentation and discussion of benchmarked education results. Benchmarking provides a baseline against which the performance of education systems can be monitored, both internally to track change over time, and externally, in comparison with other systems, especially…

$100M school project nears completion

THE Government, through the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD), will soon complete a nationwide school infrastructure project valued at $100 million. The project, which comprised of new classroom buildings and the renovation of existing ones, was implemented in 2015 and 2016 is expected to be completed by June 30 before being handed…

Children dreaming soccer

CHILDREN of Hauhui village in west Are’are, Malaita, are dreaming big. Some of them wanted to represent the country in the future in the national soccer team. Others say they wanted to become professional footballers. This is why they are taking their soccer seriously. At this backway village, the children – both boys and girls…

Renbel name soccer squad

RENNELL and Bellona Province has named their final soccer squad for the upcoming Solomon Cup set to be staged in Honiara next month. Oris Pongi Ma’ungatu’u and his team management named Avaiki Chiefs final squad yesterday following almost a month of intensive training and friendly matches held in Honiara. Avaiki Chiefs consists of two goal…

United appoints new officials

WESTERN United Football Club have stepped up their preparation for this year’s Telekom Soccer League (TSL) by appointing new officials as part of strengthening the club. This was posted in the club’s official  Facebook page. “Western United Football Club sets new heights and visions on Monday in its executive meeting ahead of the new TSL…

Under-20s Rugby trials today

SOLOMON Islands Rugby Union Federation will stage trail matches today to commence the screening process for an Under-20 squad that will represent the country in the upcoming Ocean Under-20s Rugby 15s tournament that will be played in September at a venue yet to be finalised. SIRUF Admin Manager Nick Hatigeva confirmed this to Star Sports…

Forum will observe 2016 Nauru election

THE Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat will send a mission to observe the 2016 elections in Nauru on 9th July. The observer mission comes in response to an invitation from Nauru’s Electoral Commission and the Government of Nauru. “The Pacific Islands Forum is committed to ensuring free, safe and credible elections across the region” said Secretary…