Father faces rape charge

Prosecution has confirmed they will be proceeding with the rape charge against a man who allegedly raped his daughter this year at a plantation in East Guadalcanal. The 65-year-old father who cannot be named to protect the identity of his 15 year-old daughter has been initially charged with one count of rape and another count…

Landowners demand answers

Disgruntled landowners of West Rennell are demanding answers while rubbishing claims that a 90-days notice was served for grieving parties to make an appeal to the Customary Land Appeal Court (CLAC) over the registered tenement (land) by APID for mining operation. This came after government appointed lands acquisition officer Penrose Palmer and APID land coordinator…

Federations to meet

Team Managers (TM) for all sports that have attended the recent PNG 2015 have been asked to convene at the NOCSI conference room on Wednesday 22 July, 5:30pm. This is to cover the following matters:- (i)                Acknowledgement by NOCSI Board (ii)                Vote of thanks by CDM PNG 2015 (iii)               CDM Report – Team SOL (iv)             …

Decision of the OFC Disciplinary Committee

OFC: On 12 July 2015, the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Disciplinary Committee reached a decision regarding the eligibility of the player Deklan Wynne in the match between New Zealand ad Vanuatu played on 10 July 2015 in the OFC Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The Committee formally communicated this decision to…

Banuve targets Rio

NADI, ( FIJI TIMES) —The Pacific’s fastest man Ratu Banuve Tabakaucoro has set his focus on securing a spot at the Rio Olympics next year. The Bau bullet said he was not surprised to break the 200m games record. “As for the Olympics I will try and qualify first as I still have 0.03seconds off…

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…