Women’s U16 comp set for weekend

The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) national women’s under-16 invitational championship will kick off this weekend at the SIFF Academy field in Honiara. The competition will start from Saturday August 8 and will run for one week. It comprises of 11 clubs namely Hana, Koloale, KOSSA, Malaita Kingz, Marist, Real Kakamora, Solomon Warriors, Western United,…

HNA to host school competition

The Honiara Netball Association (HNA) will be hosting a schools netball competition soon. The competition is planned to start in September and complete in October 2015. The categories for the Schools competition will be as follows:- –        Under10 –        Under 14 –        Under 16 –        Under 20 HNA President Shalom Akao Waita stated, “HNA sees…

Club promo, relegation in force

The promotion and relegation of clubs from all three divisions will now take place as the 2014-15 Honiara Football Association (HFA) league season reaches its conclusion. The HFA administration on Wednesday explained how the relegation and promotion of clubs will be. The first two clubs from the premier division will automatically relegated to division 1…

Concern over HCC’s absence at meeting

THE 2015 Council of Tourism Ministers Meeting kicked off on Wednesday without the presence of the Honiara City Council (HCC). And this had seen senior tourism officials expressing their disappointment in failing to attend the official opening of the Tourism Ministers’ meeting at the Heritage Park Hotel. A senior government official told the paper, HCC…

BSP country managers meet in Fiji

SUVA, (FBCNEWS) – Bank South Pacific (BSP) Country managers from Samoa, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands and Tonga met in Suva to work closely with BSP Fiji. These countries are those that have acquired former Westpac business. BSP Senior Manager Corporate Strategy Finance & Planning Mathew Hasu says so far the transition has been great. “Fiji…

ANZ’s Sharma receives top award

PRENIL Sharma, of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, Solomon Islands was recently awarded the widely recognized CAMS® credential by the Association of Certified Anti-Money. Laundering Specialists® (ACAMS®), the world’s leading organisation of professionals in the antimony laundering (AML) field. The CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist) designation is awarded to professionals who successfully complete a…

New Zealand Offers More Jobs

ISLANDS BUSINESS – More jobs will be made available to Pacific Island workers in the construction and fishing sectors of New Zealand, the delegation from New Zealand attending this week’s PACER Plus trade negotiations in Apia has offered. The new jobs will be in addition to the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme New Zealand currently…

Food crisis looms in East Makira

The uncommon severe weather pattern, unusual high tides, extreme rough seas, strong currents and daily heavy downpour accompanied by gale-force winds that continue to ravage Makira Ulawa Province since late April has shown no sign of subsiding. And this had subsequently threatened food security and imposed greater health risk, a dire situation of extreme consequences…

‘Take pride of tourism’

MINISTER for Culture and Tourism (MCT) and Member of Parliament (MP) for Gela Constituency says Solomon Islands should take pride of its tourism development. Bartholomew Parapolo highlighted this while opening the 2015 Council of Tourism Ministers Meeting on Wednesday. The theme for the two days meeting is; “Embrace Tourism for Sustainable Economy.” In his opening…

Forty-one detained after brawl at Fiji wharf

RNZI: Forty-one Asian fishermen have been detained in Fiji after they were allegedly involved in a brawl at Kings Wharf in Suva.   One man, a 39-year-old, was taken to hospital in a serious condition after he was reportedly stabbed.   A police spokesperson told Fiji Village that police are trying to establish what started…