NOCSI acknowledges support rendered to Team Solomon

The National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands on behalf of the National Team Contingent representing the country at the XV Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, has express appreciation for the support rendered towards the team during their campaign in Port Moresby last month. “We express our sincere appreciation and acknowledgement for all…

Judo looks for training venue

THE Solomon Islands Judo Federation is in desperately seeking venue to conduct its trainings to help prepare the team for upcoming Regional and International competitions. President of the Solomon Islands Judo Federation Eddie Cooper reveal that plight when the federation received 50 sets of uniforms from the Japanese government this week. “Actually we already kicked…

School Futsal League heads into final stages

The 2015 Bulk Shop Junior Futsal League enters the quarter and semi finals, Saturday (today). Organiser David Keru said the first semi-final matches in all respective categories should kick off by 8:30 am in all four courts of the Lawson Tama field. He also stressed that today’s semi-finals will be very interesting as all teams…

Judo acknowledges JOC assistance

PRESIDENT of the Solomon Islands Judo Federation says the recent donation of 50 sets of uniforms from the Japanese Embassy through the Japanese Olympic Committee is a milestone achievement for the Judo Federation in the country. Eddie Cooper told Star Sports that the much needed assistance will certainly boost judo’s preparations for the upcoming  Regional…

Sasako termination

Dear Editor – During the beginning of the year when the former PS of Mines and Energy was axed for defending his ministry amidst the controversial Bintang mining issue; Sasako as the media consultant arrogantly came out in the media and defended the DCC government decision; telling the country that the government had the power…

Magistrates up against each other

Dear Editor – I read your front page story in Friday’s paper with considerable interest. The story was about magistrate Esther Lelapitu defending her decision to sign and issue the No Appeal Certificate to Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID). She was defending her action and reputation after her fellow magistrate Jim Seuika wrote to the…

Peace-bell handed to gov’t

A NEW “peace-bell tower” installed outside Honiara International Airport will remind the nation of the Second World War, which was fought here from 1942 to 1945. That was according to Communication and Aviation minister Commins Mewa. He was speaking at the official handing over of the peace-bell on Friday, which was donated by the Japan-Solomon…

Women discuss gender equality

THIRTY stakeholders from across government, civil society organisations and development partners attended a one-day consultation to discuss the challenges and achievements in implementing the Government’s national gender equality and women’s development policy. The government policy was endorsed in 2010 and expires at the end of 2015. “We recognise the Ministry for Women, Youth, Children and…

Forum leaders to talk West Papua

PACNEWS – INCREASED regional awareness of alleged violence and human rights violations in West Papua has convinced the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s Specialist Sub-Committee on Regionalism (SSCR) to recommend that it becomes one of the five priority issues to be the agenda of the Pacific Forum Leaders when they meet in Papua New Guinea next…

Maelanga wants parliament meet

LEADER of Independent Group Manasseh Maelanga has supported the Parliamentary Opposition Group’s call for Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to convene Parliament meeting. He said it is becoming a public knowledge that the controversial issues that have been raised are been set aside and it is only proper to discuss in the Parliament. The Opposition said…