Franchise deadline looms

Football clubs hoping to secure licences for next two seasons of the Telekom S-League have until Sunday 30th May to submit their applications or miss out of the country’s top football competition. The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Competitions Department made the announcement following confusion about the closing date for applications amongst clubs who want…

NSJC told not to expect too much

A sports fanatic, Adrian Mutu has lashed out to the National Selection and Justification Committee (NSJC) for the Pacific Games, saying they should not expect so much from athletes since they have not helped in putting in place proper and upgraded facilities for athletes to train in for the Games. The NSJC recently revealed that…

Aimela $4,000.000 richer

Aimela football club (FC) was crowned the 2015 Telekom sponsored soccer league in Auki, Malaita province. This came after their final league match on Monday after they beat the mighty GB United by 3 goals to one (3-1.). It was the first time for the league to be organized. Aligegeo stadium was packed with soccer…

Denominational barriers in SI

Dear Editor – It is quite disgusting and very provoking to learn of the so many arguments going on for more than 3 weeks regarding the Law & Grace Theology between the two theologians. Whilst I appreciate the freedom to speak and express people’s faith and beliefs I also hate to learn of people quarrelling…

Thank you MP Auga

Dear Editor – Please publish this in your editorial section. The Member of Parliament for Lau Mbaelelea (Hon. Augustine Auga) is one of the MPs who realises investing in human resources as a priority. Students are the future leaders and human resources of this nation and assisting students in one way or the other is…

Pastor Feratelia’s response to Hadi

Dear Editor – Pastor Feratelia’s erroneous scriptural articulation must be stopped. He is a saved man by faith in Christ alone – not by keeping the law and the commandments. The law refers to the Five books of Moses. The Commandments refer to the Ten Commandments which were given to Moses by the hand of…

DCC closer to set up anti-corruption body

Dear Editor – The above caption on the SIBC online website captured my attention as soon as I got there (http://www.sibconline.com.sb/d-c-c-closer-to-establish-anti-corruption-body/). While I think this is a very good idea, I like to suggest that the composition of the members to this body should be people with credible standing in our society. It would be…

Ota’au: Gov’t recognises the work of CSOs

The Government recognises Civil Society Organizations (CSO) as key development actors in their own right, says the Under Secretary (US) of the Ministry of Home Affairs Irofiau Freddie Ota’au. Mr Ota’au highlighted this when presenting his keynote address during the official launching of the CSO open day at the National Art Gallery grounds on Tuesday.…

PM reassures fight on corruption

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has reassured people of Solomon Islands that his government is fully committed to seriously looking into fighting corruption head-on. Highlighting the introduction of a legislation to establish Solomon Islands Independent Commission against Corruption (SIICAC) as a way forward. PM Sogavare told Permanent Secretaries, Head of Integrity Institutions, experts and other government…

Govt prioritises new electoral legislation

The Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government is committed to upholding the principles of universal suffrage and desires to introduce an election system which encourages active participation by the people in the governance of their own affairs before the 2018 national general election. Prime Minister Sogavare said these remarks when he opened a seminar titled…