Tonga receives Pacific Games flag

PORT MORESBY, (PNG LOOP) – President of PNG Pacific Games Olympic committee Sir John Dawanicura returned the flag of the Pacific Games to president of Pacific Games Vidhya Lakhan who then handed the flag to President of the Pacific Games of Tonga lady Robin Tuivakano. She thanked the heavenly father for his presence on receiving…

Rodan content with results

NADI, (FIJI TIMES) – Athletics Fiji president Jo Rodan is content with the performance of Team Fiji at the Pacific Games. In an interview upon the arrival of Team Fiji at Nadi International Airport last night, the former national athletics rep said all athletes gave their best. “Overall we performed well and we improved from…

PNG PM praise athletes, organisers efforts

PORT MORESBY, ( POST COURIER) – Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has praised organisers and teams for the most outstanding Pacific Games in history, and said while the road to Games was not easy it was a very good decision. “We thanked the best athletes of our region for their outstanding performances over…

No Changes: McKee

SUVA, ( FIJI SUN) – Vodafone Flying Fijians head coach John McKee is not ruling out the possibility of sticking with the same team which defeated Tonga against Samoa in Sacramento, USA on Saturday. The Flying Fijians kicked off the 2015 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup in style with a 30-22 win over Tonga at…

Ferns next for Fiji Pearls

NADI, (FIJI SUN) – The Fijian Pearls depart today to play the Silver Ferns in Wellington, New Zealand on Thursday. The 2015 Pacific Games gold medalist returned home on Monday night with the Team Fiji contingent. Melbourne-based Jane Costello and Unaisi Raulini will join the team for the week-long outing in New Zealand. “We are…

Opposition on students’ allowance

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is concerned over the late disbursement of allowances to Government sponsored students studying abroad. In a statement, the Office of the Leader of Opposition informed that it has received complaints from many affected and disgruntled students in Fiji for non-payments of allowances which have affected the students badly. “The Opposition Office…

Hotel bills saga

Parliament clarifies MPs are responsible for hotel bills OFFICE of the National Parliament says the three Members of Parliament (MP) that have incurred more than $900, 000 in hotel charges are responsible to settle their own bills. Clerk to the National Parliament Clezy Rore yesterday clarified this following revelation last week that three MPs and…

SINTA to announce new GS

SOLOMON Islands National Teachers Association (SINTA) is expected to announce its new general secretary (GS) this week. A source close to the paper revealed this yesterday saying someone had been appointed and will be formally announced soon. The post was advertised which attracted a lot of applicants. The source said, a number of people who…

Constituents call for revising of CDF structure

MORE than 50 constituents of East, Central, and West Honiara have called on the government to find ways in revising the current structure of the Constituency Development Funds (CDF). They made a call during a two-day CDF training that was conducted by Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) last week, at the SIDT conference room in Honiara.…