Women’s football boosted with gears

Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) last Saturday received a number of the football gears from OFC to boost women football development in the country. OFC Women’s Football and Grassroots Development Officer Nicolar Demaine delivered the gears to the SIFF Women Development officer Diane Justice at the launching of the 2015 women U16 Invitational Championship yesterday…

“I have a dream” poem

Dear Editor – The above poem by a certain Tina Zhai is an interesting one. If she is one believing in the second coming of our Lord, then as all Christians do, we all believe in a better world when the Lord will recreate and make all things new. Then there will be peace and…

Bauxite in Nende

Dear Editor – The acclamation about the discovery of minerals at Nende, Santa Cruz, is a child play, cynical, holds no water and utterly rubbish. Minerals can be found anywhere in the world and for somebody to say to you mineral is in your land and you started towing and pounding here and there is…

Point Cruz demolition to start soon

Council sets for big task Property owners between the Hot Bread Kitchen and NPF building at Point Cruz will be issued with notices soon to demolish and rebuild their buildings. The notices of demolition will be issued by the city council after its recent approval of a technical report compiled by a team from its…

PM saddened by unfinised tourism projects here

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he was saddened to see a number of incomplete tourism establishments in Makira /Ulawa Province. Sogavare said this when he officially opened day two of the council of Tourism Ministers Meeting last Thursday in Honiara. Provincial tourism ministers, provincial Secretaries and provincial tourism officers attended the meeting. Minister of Culture…

Malaita to conduct mass land hearing

The Malaita Local Court will be conducting a land settlement sitting for land cases in Malaita in the Provincial capital Auki starting on Monday 10th August 2015. According to information received from the Malaita Local Court in Auki, land settlement for a total of 51 lands cases will be heard. The purpose for the sitting…

New report on child trafficking here

A new report that looks at child trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in Solomon Islands will be launched in Honiara on Tuesday. “Dynamics of Child Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Solomon Islands” is a report produced by Save the Children Australia in partnership with the Ministry of Youths, Women, Children and Family Affairs last…

Move to empower traditional leaders

The Ministry of National Unity Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP) is working at empowering traditional leaders to disputes as one of its implementation strategy in its newly launched Peace Building Policy. The ministry’s awareness team is currently in Malaita after completing its awareness in Honiara and will be touring every province. Its director Reuben Lilo said…

Call to fence off Auki wharf

THE Malaita provincial government has been urged to build a fence in front of the new Auki wharf to stop vehicles from disturbing passengers during arrival and departure of ships. Malaitan Johnathan Mae said it was important for the wharf area to be cleared of vehicles all the time to allow free movement and flow…

Malaita police ready for big day

Malaita police say they are well prepared for the province’s 15 August second appointed day celebration in Auki Provincial police Commander Alfred Uiga said they had been preparing for the past days ahead of the big day. The police were expected to provide security as well as stage a guard of honour. Uiga said they…