Hockey appoints new development officer

THE Solomon Islands Hockey Federation has a new development officer. He is Erick. Erick was appointed by the Solomon Islands Hockey Federation (SIHF) together with the Oceania Hockey Federation (OHF). OHF Continental Officer Gil Gemming confirmed that Erick has a one year contract with us. “The contract is initially for one year, but we are…

MAL prepares to deploy new staff

THE Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) through its extension division has welcomed its new recruits into the Ministry Friday last week. A total of 12 new extension officers have been engaged and will be sent out to the provinces. On Friday night, MAL organized an official programme at the Jina’s restaurant with special treat…

Indonesia moves to isolate West Papua from MSG

Indonesia is confident the West Papua independence movement will never be granted full membership to the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). Melanesian leaders debated the issue on Thursday in Honiara but delayed making a decision until September so that more clarity could be provided about membership criteria. Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai says he “gravely regretted”…

Mass termination imminent

SISA pledges to stand with students More than thirty government sponsored students studying at the University of South Pacific, (USP) Laucala Campus in Suva, Fiji are expected to be terminated and others receiving indefinite suspension to their scholarships. The 31 students are those who failed up to four courses during the first semester. A well…

West Papua let down by MSG: Vanuatu

(PASIFIK NEWS) – Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai says the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) has failed the people of West Papua. The MSG on Thursday deferred a decision on awarding full membership to the United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) until a new meeting can be held in September. The delay is meant to…

Bainimarama rests trust on Sogavare

Prime Minister (PM) of Fiji Frank Bainimarama has assured all member countries in the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) that PIDF will be fruitful under the leadership of the new Chairperson Manasseh Sogavare. “Honourable Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, we have every confidence that PIDF will continue to advance a Green Blue Economy for the Pacific…